EVENT: King’s College London – John Toulmin Lecture in Law and Psychiatry – The Unexamined Life: Insight and the Law

Posted January 22nd, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Professor Anthony David, Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, Vice Dean Academic Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London will give the fourth in The John Toulmin Lecture in Law and Psychiatry lecture series.The series was set up following a gift by John and Carolyn Toulmin to the College with the aim of establishing a collaborative relationship between the College’s Dickson Poon School of Law and the College’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.

Tony David graduated in medicine from Glasgow University in 1980 and trained in neurology before entering psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, London. He also has a Masters degree in Cognitive Neuropsychology. He has been an honorary consultant at the Maudsley since 1990 and was awarded a personal chair from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London in 1996. He was appointed Vice Dean for Academic Psychiatry at the IoPPN in 2013.

Professor David has a wide and diverse range of research interests including schizophrenia, neuropsychiatry, medically unexplained syndromes and neuroimaging – both structural and functional. He is especially interested in the concept of insight in schizophrenia and how this relates to treatment compliance and decision making capacity. Professor David is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Academy of Medical Sciences. He is a member of the Experimental Psychology Society and a founder member of both the British Neuropsychological Society and British Neuropsychiatry Association and was Chairman to the latter from 2004-7.

Professor David is editor of the journal “Cognitive Neuropsychiatry” and has co-edited several books including, The Self in Neuroscience and Psychiatry (2003) with T Kircher, and Insight and Psychosis (2nd Ed) (2004) with X Amador and Lishman’s Organic Psychiatry (2009). He is author of over 500 publications in peer reviewed medical and scientific journals.’

Date: 23rd March 2016, 6.30-7.30pm

Location: Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s Building, Strand Campus, King’s College, London WC2R 2LS

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.