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2018 Jacobson Lecture

Date/Time: 27th February 2018, 17:30 to 18:45

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

We need to talk about Nigel 

This year’s Jacobson Lecture will be delivered by Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Regius Professor of Psychiatry at King’s College London. From 2014-2017 Professor Wessely was President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and in July 2017 he become president of the Royal Society of Medicine. In 2012 he was awarded the first Nature John Maddox Prize for Standing Up for Science, and was knighted in 2013 for services to Psychological Medicine and Military Health. 

In this lecture he reflects on over-reporting and under-resourcing: whether over-awareness of mental ill health will sink an under-resourced service.

Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.