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Professor Brendan Stone

Professor Brendan Stone

Social Engagement and the Humanities, University of Sheffield

Brendan Stone is Professor of Social Engagement and the Humanities at the University of Sheffield, a non-executive director of Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, and a founding director of the mental health charity Sheffield Flourish. 

Brendan has worked extensively on mental health initiatives and policy both locally and nationally, including his role as Co-Chair of the NHS England Strategic Oversight Group for the programme on the Use of Restrictive Interventions in NHS Commissioned Health Care, and strategy development with the Care Quality Commission. 

His work has focused on the engagement of service-users in developing mental health practice, policy and strategy, using a human rights-based approach to champion the expertise and knowledge of people living with mental illness. Brendan has lived with serious mental illness throughout his adult life.
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