Bruce Charlton

Bruce charlton
  • Affiliation

    Reader in Evolutionary Psychiatry, Newcastle University, England
  • Location

    Newcastle upon Tyne, England, NE1 7RU
  • Scientific Interests

    I also hold the title of Visiting Professor of Theoretical Medicine at the University of Buckingham, England. I graduated MBBS with honours from the Newcastle Medical School, took a doctorate (MD) at the Medical Research Council Neuroendocrinology group, and did postgraduate training in psychiatry and also public health. I have held university lectureships in physiology, anatomy, epidemiology, and psychology; and hold a research Masters degree in English Literature from the University of Durham, England. From 2003-10 I solo-edited Medical Hypotheses - following which I was sacked mainly over the issues of refusing to introduce peer review, and refusing to exclude controversial papers. As well as scientific papers, scholarly essays, reviews, journalism and multiple blogs; I am author of Thought Prison: The Fundamental Nature of Political Correctness (2011); Not Even Trying: The Corruption of Real Science (2012); Addicted to Distraction: Psychological Consequences of the Modern Mass Media (2014); and (with Ed Dutton) The genius famine: Why we need geniuses, Why they’re dying out, and Why we must rescue them (2016) - which were all published by University of Buckingham Press.

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