Simon John Duffy, PhD, (in moral philosophy) is the director of the Centre for Welfare Reform in Sheffield, UK, which is a network of researchers who focus on matters of social justice. He is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham’s Health Service Management Centre. In 2008, he won the Albert Medal of the Royal Society of Arts for social innovation. He has championed deinstitutionalisation in order to reform mental hospitals and opposes the Department for Work and Pensions in an effort to improve the welfare system.
Dr. Duffy has become a vocal critic of the PACE trial, writing in his Huffington Post blog on April 20, 2016 that:"the therapies recommended by the PACE trial are so harmful that, if they were medicines, they would be withdrawn from the market."
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Dr. Duffy was one of the signatories of an open letter to Psychological Medicine about “recovery” and the PACE trial.
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