Gerald Jordan, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology and the Institute for Mental Health at the University of Birmingham. He is committed to social justice and motivated to shift the overwhelmingly pessimistic narrative of research on, and care for, mental health and substance use problems towards a greater recognition and understanding of the potential for recovery, particularly among youth, who are just beginning to chart important life trajectories (e.g., in work, school, relationships, etc.) and for whom hope is critically important.

Gerald’s program of research examines the ways people transform their lives and communities after experiencing a mental health challenge, and how such transformations are shaped by personal, social and community based sources of health and resilience.

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