180th Anniversary Free Members’ Webinar: Psychiatry and Sexuality


180th Anniversary Free Members’ Webinar: Psychiatry and Sexuality

Timings Join us 4-5pm or watch on demand
Location Online event
CPD 1 CPD point, subject to peer group approval
180th Anniversary Free Members’ Webinar: Psychiatry and Sexuality

Event Information

• Male Homosexuality as a mental illness to be ‘cured’ – Dr Tommy Dickinson (15mins)
• Female Homosexuality as a mental illness to be ‘cured’ – Professor Helen Spandler (15mins) 
• First hand recollections of Psychiatrist – Dr John Bradley (10mins)
• Q&A (20mins)

Dr Tommy Dickinson

Dr Dickinson is a Reader in Nursing Education and Head of the Department of Mental Health Nursing at King's College London.  He started his nursing career in nursing homes for older people, before moving to an academic role in 2006.  He held lectureships at several universities prior to commencing at King’s in 2016.  In 2018, he was awarded the prestigious endowed Talbott Visiting Professor of Nursing at the University of Virginia in the USA.  Dr Dickinson’s unique research contributions overlap nursing practice and nursing education.  His primarily focus is on diversity and inclusion in health care and education taking a contemporary and historical perspective with the aim of improving the delivery of nursing care and education.  His award-winning monograph "Curing Queers" Mental Nurses and their Patients, 1935-74 was published by Manchester University Press in 2015.  


Professor Helen Spandler

Helen Spandler is Professor of Mental Health Studies in the School of Social Work, Care and Community at the University of Central Lancashire: https://www.uclan.ac.uk/academics/helen-spandler  In 2017-2018 Prof Spandler received a small grant from the Wellcome Trust to research the psychaitric ‘treatment’ of female homosexuality (with Dr Sarah Carr).  Helen is the Principal Investigator of a new Wellcome funded study: Crafting Contention: the role of zines in contesting mental health knowledge and practice: https://madzines.org/ and Managing Editor of Asylum, the radical mental health magazine  http://asylummagazine.org/  
Twitter: hspandler.


Dr John Bradley

Dr John Bradley qualified from Middlesex Hospital Medical School in 1953 and began his psychiatric training in the Neuropsychiatric Centre of the RAF in 1954. He continued in training posts at St Ebba’s Hospital Epsom, St Mary’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London until 1964. Dr Bradley retired from his NHS and University Appointment after spending thirty years as a consultant in adult general psychiatry.

Questions can either be submitted using the Q&A function during the webinar, or you can email them in advance to charlotte.bowering@rcpsych.ac.uk

You can find out more about past and upcoming webinars and catch up on demand with any you have missed on our website.

For further information, please contact:

Email: charlotte.bowering@rcpsych.ac.uk

Contact Name: Charlotte Bowering

Contact number: 0208 618 4288

Event Location

Location: Online event