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French Discourses of Sexuality, Convenor of Sexuality and Gender
Studies Research Network, University of Birmingham.
Professor Downing is a senior humanities
scholar working in an interdisciplinary way with psychiatrists and
other professionals to highlight questions of social stigma,
cultural norms and perceived abnormality, especially in the fields
of sex and gender, and the ethics of pathologising atypical
Her past work has involved collaboration with
the American Psychiatric Association (APA) on the DSM-5
paraphilic disorder diagnosis. She is the author of numerous papers
and books on sexuality, sexual perversion and paraphilia, the
history of psychiatry and psychoanalysis, gender norms and gender
dissent, and the philosophy of Michel Foucault.
Declaration of interests:
Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist; Professional
Practice and Ethics Committee Member, Royal College of
Psychiatrists (RCPsych); Division Chair, Birmingham Medical
Institute, Tamarind Centre, Birmingham & Solihull NHS Mental
Health Foundation Trust, Bordesley Green, Birmingham.
After attending medical school in Newcastle,
Dr Hurlow completed his foundation in Sunderland. He undertook core
training in psychiatry with the South London & Maudsley scheme
and completed higher training with the Forensic Psychiatry North
London scheme. He developed a passion for psychiatric ethics,
political reform and open debate by contributing to the Maudsley
Philosophy Group & Debates, the RCPsych's Philosophy in
Psychiatry Special Interest Group, the Professional
Practice and Ethics Committee, the Birmingham Medical
Institute and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy
His additional interests include personality
disorder, mentalisation-based therapy and creativity.