Prof David Harper


NameProf David Harper
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7843-2119
Job titleProgramme Director (Academic)
Email addressd.harper@uel.ac.uk
Research institutePsychology

Research outputs

A ‘trigger’, a cause or obscured?: How trauma and adversity are constructed in psychiatric ‘stress-vulnerability’ accounts of psychosis

Harper, D., O'Donnell, E. and Platts, S. 2020. A ‘trigger’, a cause or obscured?: How trauma and adversity are constructed in psychiatric ‘stress-vulnerability’ accounts of psychosis. Feminism & Psychology.

From ‘what’s wrong with you?’ to ‘what’s happened to you?’: An introduction to the Special issue on the Power Threat Meaning framework

Harper, D. and Cromby, J. 2020. From ‘what’s wrong with you?’ to ‘what’s happened to you?’: An introduction to the Special issue on the Power Threat Meaning framework. Journal of Constructivist Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/10720537.2020.1773362

Framing, filtering and hermeneutical injustice in the public conversation about mental health

Harper, D. 2020. Framing, filtering and hermeneutical injustice in the public conversation about mental health. Journal of Constructivist Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/10720537.2020.1773360

The Power Threat Meaning Framework: Addressing Adversity, Challenging Prejudice and Stigma, and Transforming Services

Read, J. and Harper, D. 2020. The Power Threat Meaning Framework: Addressing Adversity, Challenging Prejudice and Stigma, and Transforming Services. Journal of Constructivist Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/10720537.2020.1773356

How is paranoia experienced in a student population? A qualitative study of students scoring highly on a paranoia measure

Harper, D. and Timmons, C. 2019. How is paranoia experienced in a student population? A qualitative study of students scoring highly on a paranoia measure. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1111/papt.12250

How do mental health services respond when child abuse or neglect become known? A literature review

Read, J., Harper, D., Tucker, I. and Kennedy, Angela 2018. How do mental health services respond when child abuse or neglect become known? A literature review. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 27 (6), pp. 1606-1617. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12498

Developing policy-relevant skills in clinical psychology training

Peacock-Brennan, S., Harper, D. and Patel, N. 2018. Developing policy-relevant skills in clinical psychology training. Clinical Psychology Forum.

Do adult mental health services identify child abuse and neglect? A systematic review

Read, J., Harper, D., Tucker, I. and Kennedy, Angela 2017. Do adult mental health services identify child abuse and neglect? A systematic review. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 27 (1), pp. 7-19. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12369

Communities, psychotherapeutic innovation and the diversity of international qualitative research in mental health

Harper, D. 2016. Communities, psychotherapeutic innovation and the diversity of international qualitative research in mental health. European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling. 18 (4), pp. 401-414. https://doi.org/10.1080/13642537.2016.1260622

Experiencing the ‘surveillance society’

Ellis, D., Harper, D. and Tucker, I. 2016. Experiencing the ‘surveillance society’. Psychologist. 29 (9), pp. 682-685.

Beyond individual therapy

Harper, D. 2016. Beyond individual therapy. Psychologist. 29 (6), pp. 440-445.

The Affective Atmospheres of Surveillance

Ellis, D., Tucker, I. and Harper, D. 2013. The Affective Atmospheres of Surveillance. Theory & Psychology. 23 (6), pp. 716-731.

The Dynamics of Impersonal Trust and Distrust in Surveillance Systems

Ellis, D., Harper, D. and Tucker, I. 2013. The Dynamics of Impersonal Trust and Distrust in Surveillance Systems. Sociological Research Online. 18 (3), p. 8.

Beyond evidence-based practice: rethinking the relationship between research, theory and practice

Harper, D., Gannon, K. and Robinson, M. 2013. Beyond evidence-based practice: rethinking the relationship between research, theory and practice. in: Bayne, Rowan and Jinks, Gordon (ed.) Applied psychology: research, training and practice, second edition London SAGE.

Uncovering recovery: the resistible rise of recovery and resilience

Harper, D. and Speed, E. 2012. Uncovering recovery: the resistible rise of recovery and resilience. Studies in Social Justice. 6 (1), pp. 9-25.

Transformative processes of agency: information technologies and the production of digitally mediated selves

Tucker, I., Ellis, D. and Harper, D. 2012. Transformative processes of agency: information technologies and the production of digitally mediated selves. Kultūra ir visuomenė: socialinių tyrimų žurnalas [Culture and Society: Journal of Social Research]. 3 (1), pp. 9-24.

Paranoia: contested and contextualised

Harper, D. and Cromby, John 2012. Paranoia: contested and contextualised. in: Diamond, B., Coles, S. and Keenan, S. (ed.) Madness contested: power and practice Ross-on-Wye PCCS Books.

Choosing a qualitative research method

Harper, D. 2011. Choosing a qualitative research method. in: Harper, David J. and Thompson, A.R. (ed.) Qualitative research methods in mental health and psychotherapy Wiley Blackwell.

Researching "experience": embodiment, methodology, process

Brown, S. D., Cromby, John, Harper, D., Johnson, K. and Reavey, P. 2011. Researching "experience": embodiment, methodology, process. Theory & Psychology. 21 (4), pp. 493-515.

The social context of paranoia

Harper, D. 2011. The social context of paranoia. in: Rapley, M, Moncrieff, J and Dillon, J (ed.) De-medicalizing misery Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 53-65

No, we're not 'all in this together'!

Harper, D. 2011. No, we're not 'all in this together'! Asylum: the Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry. 18 (1), p. 4.

Belief in a just world and attitudes towards mental illness

Harper, D. 2010. Belief in a just world and attitudes towards mental illness. Psychosis. 3 (2), pp. 145-147.

Tensions and dilemmas in clinical psychology’s relationship with the service user movement

Harper, D. 2010. Tensions and dilemmas in clinical psychology’s relationship with the service user movement. Clinical Psychology Forum. 209, pp. 35-38.

Clinical psychology in context: a commentary on David Pilgrim’s ‘British clinical psychology and society’

Harper, D. 2010. Clinical psychology in context: a commentary on David Pilgrim’s ‘British clinical psychology and society’. Psychology Learning & Teaching. 9 (2), pp. 13-14.

Challenging teenagers’ ideas about people with mental health problems

Sholl, Catherine, Korkie, Juan and Harper, D. 2010. Challenging teenagers’ ideas about people with mental health problems. The Psychologist. 23 (1), pp. 26-27.

Narrative therapy, family therapy and history

Harper, D. 2009. Narrative therapy, family therapy and history. Context: A Magazine for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice. 102 (April), pp. 17-18.

Preface: Learning from our work

Harper, D. 2009. Preface: Learning from our work. in: Stedmon, J and Dallos, R (ed.) Reflective practice in psychotherapy and counselling Maidenhead Open University Press.

Paranoia: a social account

Cromby, John and Harper, D. 2009. Paranoia: a social account. Theory & Psychology. 19 (3), pp. 335-361.

Working with young people to challenge discrimination against mental health service users: a psychosocial pilot study

Sholl, Catherine, Korkie, Juan and Harper, D. 2009. Working with young people to challenge discrimination against mental health service users: a psychosocial pilot study. Clinical Psychology Forum. 196, pp. 45-49.

Learning to use discourse analysis on a professional psychology training programme: accounts of supervisees and a supervisor

Harper, D., O'Connor, Julia, Self, Philip and Stevens, Peter 2008. Learning to use discourse analysis on a professional psychology training programme: accounts of supervisees and a supervisor. Qualitative Research in Psychology. 5 (3), pp. 192-213.

Mental health teaching to UK psychology undergraduates: report of a survey

Cromby, John, Harper, D. and Reavey, Paula 2008. Mental health teaching to UK psychology undergraduates: report of a survey. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology. 18 (1), pp. 83-90.

The politics of paranoia: paranoid positioning and conspiratorial narratives in the surveillance society

Harper, D. 2008. The politics of paranoia: paranoid positioning and conspiratorial narratives in the surveillance society. Surveillance & Society. 5 (1), pp. 1-32.

Professional accounts of electroconvulsive therapy: a discourse analysis

Stevens, Peter and Harper, D. 2007. Professional accounts of electroconvulsive therapy: a discourse analysis. Social Science & Medicine. 64 (7), pp. 1475-1486.

The complicity of psychology in the security state

Harper, D. 2007. The complicity of psychology in the security state. in: Roberts, R. (ed.) Just war: psychology and terrorism Ross-on-Wye PCCS Books. pp. 15-45

The critical professional and social policy: negotiating dilemmas in the UK Mental Health Act campaign

Harper, D. 2005. The critical professional and social policy: negotiating dilemmas in the UK Mental Health Act campaign. International Journal of Critical Psychology. 13, pp. 55-75.

Delusions and discourse: moving beyond the constraints of the modernist paradigm

Harper, D. 2004. Delusions and discourse: moving beyond the constraints of the modernist paradigm. Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology. 11 (1), pp. 55-64.

A different kind of chemistry? Reformulating 'formulation'

Harper, D. and Moss, Duncan 2003. A different kind of chemistry? Reformulating 'formulation'. Clinical Psychology. 23, pp. 6-10.

The tyranny of expert language

Harper, D. 2002. The tyranny of expert language. Open Mind. 113, pp. 8-9.

When the drugs don’t work

Harper, D. 2002. When the drugs don’t work. Open Mind. 114, p. 8.

Moving beyond the tyranny of experts

Harper, D. 2002. Moving beyond the tyranny of experts. Open Mind. 115, pp. 20-21.

Some effects of conspiracy thinking and paranoid labelling

Harper, D. 2000. Some effects of conspiracy thinking and paranoid labelling. Clio's Psyche. 7, pp. 112-113.

Deconstructing 'paranoia': towards a discursive understanding of apparently unwarranted suspicion

Harper, D. 1996. Deconstructing 'paranoia': towards a discursive understanding of apparently unwarranted suspicion. Theory & Psychology. 6 (3), pp. 423-448.

Accounting for poverty: from attribution to discourse

Harper, D. 1996. Accounting for poverty: from attribution to discourse. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology. 6 (4), pp. 249-265.

Histories of suspicion in a time of conspiracy: a reflection on Aubrey Lewis's history of paranoia

Harper, D. 1994. Histories of suspicion in a time of conspiracy: a reflection on Aubrey Lewis's history of paranoia. History of the Human Sciences. 7 (3), pp. 89-109.
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