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.


Prof Peter Garrard

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


Dr Tania Gergel

Tania is a senior research fellow in the Department of Psychological Medicine, Kings College London, and has expertise in mental health, ethics and law. Her areas of interest include: advance decision-making and decision making-capacity; the ethics of coercion and leverage within psychiatry; personhood and mental disorder; and stigma.


Dr Robert Harland

Robert completed his psychiatric training at the Maudlsey 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.



Abbott Laboratories

Lord David Alliance

Lord David Owen and Mrs Deborah Owen

Professor George Szmukler

The Institute of Social Psychiatry

The Wellcome Trust