About Michael

About Michael John Norton

“Michael is currently a Recovery and Engagement Programme Lead with the HSE Office of Mental Health Engagement and Recovery. He is also a part-time lecturer with University College Cork where he lectures on mental health policy and a Dissertation Supervisor with RCSI Graduate School of Healthcare Management.  Additionally, Michael is also an early career researcher with over 7 years of experience in research. His particular areas of interest include mental health, recovery, co-production, family recovery and early intervention and prevention initiatives such as Wellness Recovery Action Planning [WRAP] and peer-led services.
Michael’s work is based on his own lived experiences of mental health difficulties and recovery. He often presents at symposiums and guest lecturers in third level institutions based on this experience. Additionally, Michael also supports more advanced researchers with Public and Patient Involvement [PPI] based work and has been involved as a PPI consultant on a number of successful grant applications including the PSI STAR and PROGRESS research programmes with the Health Research Board. Michael is a lifelong learner who always has a keen interest in learning new things and as such is a student at various universities including Waterford IT, DCU, UCC, Kingstown College, University of Galway, University of Strathclyde, University of Manchester, Maynooth University and RCSI.”

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