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Dr Iain McGilchrist

Iain McGilchrist

Dr Iain McGilchrist

Dr Iain McGilchrist is the author of a number of books, but is best-known for The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World (Yale 2009), and is currently finishing work on a book of epistemology and ontology for Penguin Random House. He is a Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, a Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford, a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and former Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director at the Bethlem Royal & Maudsley Hospital, London.  He has been a Research Fellow in neuroimaging at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore and a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Stellenbosch.  He has published original articles and research papers in a wide range of publications on topics in literature, philosophy, medicine and psychiatry. He lives on the Isle of Skye, and has 2 daughters and a son.