Aimz Rushton (they/them)

Aimz Rushton (they/them) is NSUN’s Chair.

They are an interdisciplinary researcher and writer on mental distress, critical thinking and creative work. Aimz’s professional background is in academic research and teaching in UK Higher Education; they are currently Senior Lecturer in English at Nottingham Trent University. As part of the LGBTQ+ community, Aimz has direct experience of how mental health services can emphasise ‘normalcy’ and cause further alienation and distress. Aimz uses their lived experience and professional platform to advocate for mental health-related rights and justice.

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