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Dr Iain McGilchrist

BM, MA, FRCPsych
Quondam Fellow since 2004


  • Consultant Psychiatrist and former Medical Director, Priory Hospital, Hayes Grove
  • Emeritus Consultant Psychiatrist and former Clinical Director, Bethlehem Royal and Maudsley Hospital, London
  • Quondam Fellow, All Souls College (from 2004)
  • Two-Year Fellow, All Souls College (from 2002 to 2004)
  • Research Fellow, Neuro-imaging, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore (1992)
  • Fifty-Pound Fellow, All Souls College (from 1984 to 1991)
  • Prize Fellow, All Souls College (from 1975 to 1982)
  • Scholar, New College, Oxford (from 1972 to 1975)

Research interests

  • Psychiatry (cerebral hemispheres and the relationship between neuropsychology, phenomenology and art)


  • The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World (Yale University Press, 2009)
  • Against Criticism (Faber and Faber, 1982)