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Professor of Citizen Participation, University of Essex

Peter Beresford is Professor of Citizen Participation at the University of Essex and Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Brunel University London. He is also Co-Chair of Shaping Our Lives, the disabled people's and service user organisation and network, and a long-term user of mental health services.

Peter is a writer, researcher, educator and campaigner with a long-standing interest and involvement in issues of participation and empowerment.

He is also Visiting Professor at the Universities of Edge Hill and East Anglia


  • 2002–2003
    Visiting Fellow, School of Social Work, University of East Anglia