Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed
Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy
Address c/o Department of Philosophy
King’s College London
Research interests and PhD supervision
Mohammed completed his PhD at University College London (UCL, 2012), followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Pretoria, South Africa (2013-2015), and a Junior Research Fellowship at UCL Institute of Advanced Studies (2015-2016). Prior to the PhD, Mohammed read philosophy of mental disorder at King's College London.
- Philosophy of psychiatry
- Philosophy and politics of recognition
- Philosophical psychopathology
Mohammed's main research is in philosophy of psychiatry where he has examined a number of topics including the boundaries of illness, definitions of concepts of mental disorder and distress, the diagnostic process in psychiatry, empathy and understanding in 'schizophrenia', and the phenomenology of delusions and hallucinations. He is currently researching concepts and politics of identity and recognition in the context of analysing and responding to demands made by certain strands of psychiatric activism.
Expertise and public engagement
- Rashed, M. A. (2016). In Defence of Madness: The Problem of Disability. Journal of Medicine & Philosophy.
- Rashed, M. A. (2015). A Critical Perspective on Second-Order Empathy in Understanding Psychopathology: Phenomenology and Ethics. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 36 (2), 97-116.
- Rashed, M. A. (2015). Islamic Perspectives on Psychiatric Ethics. In J. Sadler, C. W. van Staden, K. W. M. Fulford (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Psychiatric Ethics. Oxford University Press, USA.
- Rashed, M. A., & Bingham, R. (2014). Can Psychiatry Distinguish Social Deviance From Mental Disorder?. Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, 21 (3), 243-255.
- Mad Pride, Identity, and the Demand for Recognition: A Philosophical Inquiry (Manuscript in preparation forOxford University Press).
Welcomes inquires relating to issues in philosophy of psychiatry.