‘Hearing the Voice’: Wellcome Trust Strategic Award
(2 May 2012)
The Wellcome Trust has made a Strategic Award in the Medical Humanities to the interdisciplinary 'Hearing the Voice' project, which is investigating the phenomenon of voice-hearing (hearing a voice in the absence of any speaker) from a range of perspectives including philosophy, literature, theology, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, psychiatry and the medical humanities. The sum awarded is £1m over three years from October 2012. The project incorporates researchers from all three Durham faculties along with clinicians, academics and experts-by-experience from national and international partner institutions. Led by Charles Fernyhough (PI; Psychology) and Angela Woods (Co-Director; CMH), the Durham team includes Matthew Ratcliffe (Philosophy), Jane Macnaughton (CMH), Chris Cook (Theology & Religion), Corinne Saunders and Pat Waugh (English Studies), and Susanne Weis (Psychology). Development of the application was supported by the IAS, the CMH, the Seedcorn Research and Studentship Funds, the WRI and all three faculties.