Honorary Archivist

Find out more about the College's Honorary Archivist, Dr Claire Hilton

Claire Hilton is an Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. From 1998 to 2017 she was a NHS consultant old age psychiatrist in London. She has a MA and PhD in history, and she has authored two monographs Improving Psychiatric Care for Older People: Barbara Robb's Campaign 1965-1975 (2017) and Civilian Lunatic Asylums During the First World War  (2021). She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. While RCPsych Historian in Residence, she was awarded a RCPsych “President’s Medal” for her historical work contributing to mental healthcare education, policy and practice. Her current research is on mental hospitals in England in the 1920s. 

Claire holds the role of the College's Honorary Archivist between 1 January 2024 and 1 January 2029.

Read some of her past blog posts on the Library and Archives blog.

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