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.