Reflections upon "Paradigm Shift" (in Psychiatry)

Hugh Middleton

University of Nottingham

Hugh retired from more than twenty years as a consultant psychiatrist and academic in Nottingham just over a year ago. For the last ten years his academic time was spent in the University of Nottingham's School of Sociology and Social Policy where he taught medical sociology with a psychiatric twist and supervised a number of PhD students. He is Co-chair of the UK Critical Psychiatry Network and has been instrumental in developing the Qualitative Research on Mental Health conferences. In additional to numerous peer reviewed publications Hugh authored "Psychiatry Reconsidered" which was published in 2015. He co-edited "Mental Health Uncertainty and Inevitability" which is the subject of a "meet the author" session during this conference. 

Tom Stockman

University College London

This presenter did not provide a biography.


"Psychiatry beyond the current paradigm" was published more than four years ago. It outlined how professionals consider "mental health difficulties" differently. There was little dissent, but the pace of change is slow. This... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Hugh Middleton (University of Nottingham)
  2. Tom Stockman (University College London)

Topic Areas

Influencing professions , Influencing public opinion , Other overaching themes and conceptual issues


FRPM SCH » Symposium: Paradigm Change (14:30 - Friday, 1st September, Chadwick Building, Rotbalt Lecture Theatre)

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