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King's Lecture Series - Fighting Stigma in Mental Health – and losing

Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus
07/03/2018 (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.


Fighting Stigma in Mental Health – and losing (Panel Discussion)

1 in 4 people suffer from mental illness’ is routinely used in anti-stigma campaigns to normalise psychiatric disorder. However, does it trivialise, not normalise, and add to stigma? Professor David is joined by a panel with diverse perspectives: from personal experience and charities to media and academia.  With the audience’s help they will explore innovative solutions to combat stigma.




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