Lisa Conlan

Lisa Conlan

Lisa trained in medicine at University College London and has a M.Sc in Philosophy of Mental Disorder from Kings College London. She is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust where she set up Reading the Mind (a non-fiction book group for psychiatrists) and the Maudsley Phenomenology Reading Group aimed at junior doctors training in psychiatry.


Prof Peter Garrard

Peter studied Literae Humaniores at Worcester College Oxford, before embarking on a degree in medicine at the University of Bristol.


Dr Quinton Deeley (Chair)

Dr Deeley is an honorary consultant psychiatrist in the South London and Maudsley Trust National Autism Unit, Adult ADHD Service, and Behavioural Genetics and Autism Assessment Clinic.


Dr Robert Harland

Robert completed his psychiatric training at the Maudsley Hospital and is now a consultant psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Clinical Director of the Psychosis Clinical Academic Group.


Dr Gareth Owen

Gareth studied philosophy and physics and then medicine at the University of London. He subsequently trained in clinical neuroscience at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge before starting clinical and research training in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry in 2002. Since then his research has addressed problems at the intersection of mental health and justice. Gareth is Reader at King’s College London and runs the Mental Health, Ethics and Law Research Group in the Department of Psychological Medicine and also works as a consultant psychiatrist.


Chloe Saunders

Chloe studied Medicine at Oxford and Kings and has trained as a junior doctor in Scotland and London. While training in Core Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospitals, she lead the Trainee's Phenomenology Reading Group. Chloe is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Aarhus, studying Functional Disorders.



Abbott Laboratories

Lord David Alliance

Lord David Owen and Mrs Deborah Owen

Professor George Szmukler

The Institute of Social Psychiatry

The Wellcome Trust