Curated by Dr Deji Ayonrinde, Consultant Psychiatrist
At last, the Raving and Melancholy debates will give them voice!
5.30 – Refreshments
6 – 7pm Debate
This house believes: There is no art to find the mind’s construction within the asylum
(The psychiatric hospital environment restricts our understanding of our patients)
DR. Jed BOARDMAN MBBS, FRCPsych, BSc, PhD
Dr Jed Boardman is a Senior Policy Adviser at the Centre for Mental Health. He worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust till his recent retirement and was Clinical Advisor to the Healthcare Commission. He is a Visiting Senior Lecturer in Social Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience.
Jed was Chair of the General and Community Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is now lead for Social Inclusion at the College where he advises on employment and welfare benefit matters. He chaired the Royal College of Psychiatrists Social Inclusion Scoping Group and in 2010 published a book on Social Inclusion and Mental Health.
Jed has published widely on Social and Community Psychiatry. His research interests include Social Policy, the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders, Psychological Disorders in General Practice, Evaluation of Psychiatric Services, Recovery and Employment. He also undertakes work on mental disorders in Uganda.
Podcast: Lead for Social Inclusion of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Supported by: Dr Penelope Lowe, Trainee Psychiatrist, Bethlem Royal Hospital
AGAINST THE MOTION
PROFESSOR SUKHI S SHERGILL BSc, MBBS, FRCPsych, PhD
Sukhi Shergill is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, and a Professor of Psychiatry and Systems Neuroscience in the National Psychosis Service at Bethlem Royal Hospital (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust). Much of his research utilises neuroimaging to understand more about the brain mechanisms involved in the symptoms of psychosis. The aim is to use this information to develop new, effective treatments for the large number of people with schizophrenia who do not respond to antipsychotic medication. At the Institute of Psychiatry, Sukhi heads the Cognition, Schizophrenia and Imaging Laboratory (CSI Lab). He is also chair of the Masters Programme in Mental Health Studies. Dr Shergill was previously an advanced clinical training fellow with the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at the Institute of Neurology, University College London (UCL). In 2015, he was awarded the Academic Researcher of the Year by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Supported by: Dr Marcela Schilderman, Higher Trainee Psychiatrist
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