Mark Hopfenbeck (UK/ USA/ Norway)

Mark Hopfenbeck (UK/ USA/ Norway)

Mark Hopfenbeck (UK/ USA/ Norway)

Mark Hopfenbeck is social anthropologist specialising in health and social policy, an assistant professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), visiting fellow at London South Bank University (LSBU) and individual partner at the Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice in Health and Social Care, St Catherine’s College, Oxford University.

 At NTNU, he teaches mindfulness, is a member of the Relational Welfare and Wellbeing research group and is involved in the development of a reflective group approach to support inmates’ wellbeing and reduce isolation within prisons. For the past 15 years, he has been teaching and supporting the implementation of the Open Dialogue approach. He is currently co-investigator on a large-scale programme of research into crisis and continuing mental health care within the NHS (the ODDESSI study; https://www.ucl.ac.uk/pals/research/clinical-educational-and-health-psychology/research-groups/oddessi ) and is on the advisory board of the HOPEnDialogue project; https://www.hopendialogue.net/  and the ‘Transformation in Mental Healthcare: An Anthropological Study of Open Dialogue’ project https://www.soas.ac.uk/news/newsitem148882.html