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Dr Tania Gergel

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, King's College London

    2001
  • Master of Arts, UCL University College London

    1996

Research interests

Tania is a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow with the Mental Health and Justice research project, where she co-leads research on 'advance directives' in bipolar, including clinical initiatives; advising policy makers on mental health law reform, legal developments and exploring the relationship between personal identity and illness.  She also works with the McPin Foundation to coordinate patient and public involvement. 

Although Tania’s academic background was in ancient philosophy, her research now focuses on mental health, ethics and law / philosophy of medicine, with areas of interest including: advance decision-making and decision making-capacity; the ethics of coercion and leverage within psychiatry; personal identity and mental disorder; phenomenology and stigma.

Types of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Advising on Mental Health Act reform

Tania Gergel Gergel (Reviewer)

1 Oct 20191 Dec 2020

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Independent Review of the Mental Health Act

Tania Gergel Gergel (Reviewer)

1 Jan 20181 Nov 2018

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Member of Accreditation Committee

Tania Gergel (Member)

2015

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Member of External Advisory Board

Tania Gergel (Member)

2012 → …

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Types of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

The ethics of psychiatric neurosurgery

Tania Gergel (Speaker)

2012

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Self-binding Advance Directives

Tania Gergel (Interviewee)

20 Feb 2017

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Article about Maudsley Philosophy Group in New York Times

Tania Gergel (Interviewee)

2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Types of Public engagement and outreach - Work on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

Priority Setting Partnership for Depression Steering Group

Tania Gergel (Member)

20132015

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Work on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

Types of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Advance decision making for mental health crises

Tania Gergel Gergel (Reviewer)

15 Dec 2019

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

The 'no-choice choice' - rethinking incentives and threats in mental healthcare’ (with George Szmukler)

Tania Gergel (Speaker)

1 Feb 2017

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Surviving the Sirens – Self-binding advance directives in bipolar disorder

Tania Gergel (Speaker)

2016

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Rationalising the past and planning for the future in mental disorder

Tania Gergel (Speaker)

18 Jun 2015

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ECT and mental capacity

Tania Gergel (Speaker)

11 May 2015

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Fluctuating capacity and advance decision-making in Bipolar Affective Disorder: self-binding directives and self-determination

Tania Gergel (Speaker)

8 Apr 2015

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Bipolar Affective Disorder and advanced directives – from ‘passive’ protection to ‘active’ influence

Tania Gergel (Speaker)

23 Mar 2015

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Incentives and threats in mental healthcare - some ethical dilemmas

Tania Gergel (Speaker)

6 Feb 2015

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Debate: 'This house believes that men are psychologically tougher than women'

Tania Gergel (Speaker)

29 Jan 2015

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Art and the Other' -on the ethics of otherness

Tania Gergel (Speaker)

20 Jan 2015

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Beyond the armchair-what is philosophy of medicine and can it have clinical relevance?

Tania Gergel (Speaker)

6 May 2014

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Ulysses contracts - Homer's Odyssey, fluctuating capacity and advance decision-making in psychiatry

Tania Gergel (Speaker)

2 Jan 2014

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More than a mention - Plato’s engagement with Anaxagoras in the Phaedo

Tania Gergel (Speaker)

Jun 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Fluctuating Capacity and Advance Directives in Bipolar Disorder

Tania Gergel (Speaker)

2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

'Medicine and the individual: is phenomenology the answer?'

Tania Gergel (Speaker)

2012

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

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