Professor Joanna Moncrieff

Consultant Psychiatrist, Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of London

Joanna Moncrieff is Professor of Critical and Social Psychiatry at University College London, and works as a consultant psychiatrist at the North East London Foundation Trust. She has researched and written about theories of drug action, the experience of taking psychiatric drugs, decision making, the history of drug treatment and the history, politics and philosophy of psychiatry more generally.

She is currently leading a UK government-funded study of antipsychotic reduction and discontinuation. She is co-chairperson of the Critical Psychiatry Network. She is author of numerous papers and several books including The Myth of the Chemical Cure.


  • De-Medicalizing Misery II: Society, Politics and the Mental Health Industry 2014
  • The Bitterest Pills: The Troubling Story of Antipsychotic Drugs 2013
  • A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Drugs 2009
  • The Myth of the Chemical Cure: A Critique of Psychiatric Drug Treatment 2007

Presented At

iCAAD Online 2020