Dr Shahed Yousaf is a GP who works in prisons, substance misuse and with the homeless community. He is interested in working-class narratives and the therapeutic aspects of literature. Shahed won a place on to the Writing West Midlands Room 204 Mentoring scheme and the Middle Way Mentoring Project in 2019. Shahed’s narrative non-fiction book Stitched Up: Stories of Life and Death from a Prison Doctor was published by Penguin Transworld books in July 2022. He has appeared at a number of literature festivals and on television, radio and podcasts.