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Humanities and Science: Mental Health

An interdisciplinary discussion exploring the role of the humanities in mental health.

The discussion begins with a 20 minute presentation by Professor John Geddes (Head of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford), followed by three c. 8 minute responses from:

Dr Matthew Broome (Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford), who will discuss his public engagement work and teaching around literature and theatre in neuroscience and psychiatry.
Dr Joshua Hordern (Knowledge Exchange Fellow and Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, University of Oxford), who will explore compassion in healthcare and his Knowledge Exchange project with the Royal Society of Medicine Open Section.
Dr Emily Troscianko (Knowledge Exchange Fellow, TORCH, and Modern Languages faculty member, University of Oxford), who will talk about her work on the relationship between reading and eating disorders with the charity Beat.

Chair: Dr Edward Harcourt (University Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Oxford)