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Joanna Moncrieff

Professor of Critical and Social Psychiatry, UCL

Joanna's research consists of an analysis of all aspects of psychiatric drug treatment, including subjective experiences, history of drug treatment, a critique of evidence for drug treatments, theoretical perspectives on psychiatric drug treatment, and political aspects of drug treatment, including work on the influence of the pharmaceutical industry.

She is also interested in the nature and function of diagnosis in modern psychiatric practice, and in the history, politics and philosophy of psychiatry more generally.


  • –present
    Senior Clinical Lecturer, University College London


  • 2013
    The Bitterest Pills, Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2009
    The Myth of the Chemical Cure, Palgrave Macmillan