Debra Lampshire has converted her 30 years lived experience of mental distress into teaching, research, and writing. An acclaimed speaker, she has been a keynote speaker at numerous international conferences. Debra facilitates Hearing Voices Groups and provides training nationally and internationally. Debra is a Professional Teaching Fellow at The University of Auckland and a Project Manager for Auckland District Health Board. Debra was the recipient of the Supreme award at the 2017 ACC attitude awards for her work in Mental Health.
Debra is a prominent figure within the service-user movement in New Zealand and internationally. She is a well know trainer, educator and advocate within Mental Health Services.