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Anne Cooke is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. She is Principal Lecturer and Clinical Director of the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology at the Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology in Tunbridge Wells which is part of Canterbury Christ Church University. She writes regularly for the Centre’s blog Discursive of Tunbridge Wells and other sites, has written for the Guardian and is active on Twitter


Anne worked in the British National Health Service for many years, leading psychology services in psychiatric hospitals and mental health teams. She believes we need to change the whole way we think about the contested area of mental health. She regularly gives pub talks with her colleague John McGowan about psychiatric diagnosis and the idea of ‘mental illness’.


She recently edited a major public information report for the British Psychological Society, entitled 'Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia: Why people sometimes hear voices, believe things that others find strange, or appear out of touch with reality and what can help' . Published in November 2014 and free to download , the report has led to widespread discussion in the media and on social media.

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