Professor Tim Thornton

Professor of Philosophy and Mental HealthSchool of Medicine and Dentistry

Tim Thornton's research concerns conceptual issues at the heart of mental health care. The philosophy of mental health and psychiatry is a rapidly developing area of collaboration by philosophers, clinicians (e.g. psychiatrists and mental health nurses) and mental health service users. Tim is a widely published international expert in this expanding field. He supervises PhD students in this and related areas of mental health and, with Gloria Ayob, he runs a Philosophy and Mental Health distance learning graduate programme at the University of Central Lancashire.