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Brendan Kelly, M.D., Ph.D.


Brendan Kelly, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and Consultant Psychiatrist at Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin. In addition to his medical degree (M.B. B.Ch. B.A.O.), Brendan holds Masters degrees in epidemiology (M.Sc.), healthcare management (M.A.) and Buddhist studies (M.A.); and Doctorates in medicine (M.D.), history (Ph.D.), governance (D.Gov.) and law (Ph.D.). Brendan has authored and co-authored over 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals, over 500 non-peer-reviewed publications, 13 book chapters and other book contributions, and 11 books. His recent books include The Doctor Who Sat For A Year (2019), Hearing Voices: The History of Psychiatry in Ireland (2016), Mental Illness, Human Rights and the Law (2016) and Coping With Coronavirus (2020). Brendan is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, and Trinity College Dublin. In 2017, Brendan became Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. He likes cats.

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