Gareth Owen
    • United Kingdom

    • 1320

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    Biographical details

    Gareth is an academic psychiatrist at King's, where he is Professor in Psychological Medicine, Ethics and Law. He is also an honorary consultant psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (King's Health Partners). His main research interest is consent and decision making capacity in healthcare and he has published widely on the theory, practice and policy relating to this area.

    Gareth led the Wellcome Trust funded Mental Health and Justice Project - a large five year collaborative research endeavour. He is special advisor to the Royal College of Psychiatrists on Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law (England and Wales).

    Gareth trained in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and is a trustee of the Maudsley Philosophy Group Trust.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctor of Philosophy, University of London

    Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

    Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of London

    Award Date: 1 Jan 1999

    Bachelor of Science, Physics and Philosophy, University of London

    Award Date: 1 Jan 1994

    External positions

    Hon Consultant, SLaM South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


    • R Medicine (General)
    • Psychiatry
    • B Philosophy (General)
    • Moral philosophy
    • Phenomenology
    • philosophy of science and psychiatry
    • K Law (General)
    • Mental Health Law


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