Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed is a Wellcome Trust ISSF Research Fellow at the Department of Philosophy, Birkbeck College, and a Visiting Lecturer at King's College London.
He was previously a researcher at the Institute of Advanced Studies at University College London, and at the Division of Philosophy and Ethics of Mental Health at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Mohammed's first degree was in medicine. He graduated from Cairo University Medical School and trained in psychiatry in London. He studied philosophy while completing his core training, after which he moved on to full-time research, gaining his PhD from UCL in 2012. He is the author of Madness and the Demand for Recognition (OUP, 2019). He has published several papers and chapters in philosophy of psychiatry on the concept of mental disorder, the concept of culture, the nature of the diagnostic process, madness and disability, empathy and understanding in mental health, and psychiatric ethics.
** This show was rescheduled from March 18th 2020.