Brendan Stone is Professor of Social Engagement and the Humanities at the University of Sheffield, and also the University's Deputy Vice-President for Education. He is the Board's 'Champion' for service user voice and engagement.
Brendan has been very involved in leading work on the engagement of service users in developing policy and strategy. At a national level, he co-chaired the NHS England Strategic Oversight Group for the programme on the Use of Restrictive Interventions in NHS Commissioned Health Care. He is a Director of Sheffield Flourish, a mental health charity which frequently works with Universities and the NHS. Brendan has lived with mental illness throughout his adult life. He has experience of being hospitalised for mental illness, and in his earlier life spent periods homeless and as a rough sleeper.