Critical and Ethical Mental Health Research Group
The Critical and Ethical Mental Health research group (CEMH) within the Robinson Research Institute undertakes research, teaching and advocacy in order to promote safer, more effective and more ethical research and practice in mental health.
The CEMH are advocates for ethical mental health practice. We have highly specialised skills in critical mental health research, critical appraisal, meta-research, statistical analysis and discourse analysis.
Our mission is to improve the understanding of, and responses to, mental health issues and mental disorders by undertaking and promoting critical and ethical appraisal of evidence, claims, assumptions, attitudes, and beliefs.
CEMH’s team members have a strong track-record in generating high-impact publications critiquing the safety and efficacy of psychotropic drugs, most notably several were co-authors of a reanalysis of GlaxoSmithKline’s infamous Study 329 published in the BMJ.
Professor Jon Jureidini
Professor Jon Jureidini is a child psychiatrist who is also trained in philosophy, psychotherapy and critical appraisal. He heads the University of Adelaide's Paediatric Mental Health Training Unit, which aims to enhance the quality of interviewing, assessment and reflective practice.
- Paediatric Mental Health Training Unit, University of Adelaide
- Restoring Invisible and Abandoned Trials (RIAT) Centre, University of Maryland
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