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King's Lecture Series - Knowing me knowing you: Insight in psychiatry and medicine

Denmark Hill Campus, IoPPN, Wolfson Lecture Theatre
21/02/2018 (18:00-19:00)
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This prestigious lecture series will be inaugurated in February 2018 and will be held annually.  A distinguished speaker will address a major theme in modern society in three integrated lectures. 

Anthony David is Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, NIHR Senior Investigator and Vice Dean Academic Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s.

Professor David qualified in medicine at Glasgow University and worked as a registrar in Neurology before taking up psychiatry training at the Maudsley Hospital in 1984.

He has been a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS since 1990. His research contributions span from schizophrenia to hysteria. He has published over 550 scientific papers and co-edited 13 books.

Professor David is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Colleges of Physicians and of Psychiatrists.


Knowing me knowing you: Insight in psychiatry and medicine

Insight and self-awareness is Homo Sapiens’ greatest achievement. Professor David attempts to relate this to awareness and “denial” spanning general medicine, neurology and psychiatry. Is facing up to reality always better? Drawing on approaches as diverse as management theory, ethics and functional neuroimaging, this lectures illustrates psychiatry at the intersection of science and the humanities. 



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