Charlotte is a lived experience consultant. With over 30 years of experience of living with bipolar disorder and using mental health services, Charlotte draws on her own life to work as a mental health consultant and a service user researcher. Her work involves training, public speaking, bespoke blogging and research. Her interests include bipolar affective disorder, major depression, service user/survivor involvement, perinatal mental health and antipsychotic prescribing/experience of antipsychotic use.
Charlotte Walker explores an online ethnography study that explores how Twitter users discuss mental illness, particularly bipolar disorder, and in what context; focusing specifically on the areas of stigma and social support.
Charlotte Walker reviews a recent qualitative study on monitoring mood in bipolar disorder, which suggests that people with lived experience should customise monitoring questions to create a more responsive, personalised approach.