Peter Beresford (OBE)


Shaping Our Lives and Centre for Citizen Participation, Brunel University

Peter Beresford OBE is Chair of Shaping Our Lives, the national independent service user controlled organisation and network, and a long term user of mental health services.

He is also Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Centre for Citizen Participation at Brunel University.

He is Vice Chair of SWEP, the national charity to advance user and carer involvement in social work education, a member of the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Health Research and Academician of the Academy of Learned Societies of the Social Sciences.

He has a longstanding interest in user involvement and workforce issues in social care and health as educator, researcher, writer and campaigner.