Simon Adam

Assistant Professor

Editorial board member (The Canadian Journal of Critical Nursing Discourse)

Locations / Contact Info:

350 Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies - HNES
Keele Campus

Email address(es):

siadam@yorku.ca

Web site(s):

Critical Public Health Praxis
The Canadian Journal of Critical Nursing Discourse

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Nursing

Degrees

PhD - 2017
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

MA - 2011
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

BScN - 2006
Ryerson University
Toronto, Canada

Biography

Simon Adam is a social scientist in nursing. His program of scholarship focuses on the mental health industry, its various institutional and discursive dimensions, the consumer/survivor/mad experience, and alternative and counter-hegemonic ways of conceptualizing human illness, suffering, and crisis. His work considers what is currently termed 'mental illness' as largely a product of social, economic, and political apparatuses, while examining how education, professionalization, and pop culture reproduce a medicalized way of understanding what is otherwise a normal human condition. Simon works with various communities, including psychiatric survivors and psychiatric consumers, mad people, neurodiverse people, and people who use drugs.

Areas of Interest:

Social Movements, revolutions, anarchist thought & abolitionist studies

Community studies, Harm reduction, Medicalization/demedicalization

Adult education, critical media/media studies & pop culture

Critical/political qualitative methods

Sociolinguistics & sociology of language

Politics of medicine, science, & professionalization

Critical theory, postfeminism, postfoundationalism, & posthumanism

Selected Publications

Adam, S., van Daalen-Smith, C., & Juergensen, L. (in press). The indispensability of critique: Reflections on bearing witness to mental health discourse. Canadian Journal of Critical Nursing Discourse



Adam, S. (2017). Crazy making: The institutional relations of undergraduate nursing in the reproduction of biomedical psychiatry. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship14(1), DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1515/ijnes-2017-0071



Burstow, B. & Adam, S. (2016). Stopping CAMH: An activist IE inquiry. In B. Burstow (Ed), Psychiatry interrogated: An institutional ethnography anthology, (pp. 21-40). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.



van Daalen-Smith, C., Adam, S., Breggin, P. & LeFrançois, B. (2014). The utmost discretion: How presumed prudence leaves children susceptible to electroshock. Children & Society, 28, 205-217, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/chso.12073



Adam, S. (2014). From subservience to resistance: Nursing versus psychiatry. In B. Burstow, B. LeFrançois, & S. Diamond (Eds), Psychiatry disrupted: Theorizing resistance and crafting the (r)evolution, (pp. 65-76). Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press.



 


Affiliations

CNO

RNAO

Trent University
Principal Investigator

Canadian Public Health Association
Co-Principal Investigator

Partnerships

Krasman Centre
Principal Investigator

Awards

Dean's award for excellence in teaching, Trent University - 2018

Supervision

Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Yes

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: No

Current Research

Research Projects

Decolonizing Mental Health Nursing: A Community-Based Political Activist Ethnography
Role: Principal Investigator
Funded by: Other...

Understanding and addressing the stigma of drug use: Examining "NIMBY" using Community-Based Participatory Research
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Year Funded: 2018
Funded by: York University

Constructing First-Person Accounts of Postpartum Depression: A Qualitative Metasynthesis
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $5000
Year Funded: 2018
Duration: 1
Funded by: York University

Crazy Making: The Reproduction of Psychiatry by Nursing Education
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $15000
Year Funded: 2015
Duration: 1
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities

Curriculum Vitae (C.V. file):

CV of Simon Adam