Professor Rab Houston is an academic historian specialising in social history. He has recorded a series of 44 podcasts on the History of Psychiatry in Britain and Ireland since 1500, which went live at 1500 BST on Tuesday 19 July 2016. The series is available free of charge and without registration. Episodes are downloadable. With their interdisciplinary approach, the podcasts will be a valuable aid to education about mental health and could be a useful resource for your work.
The follow-up series about the experience of madness began on 27 June 2017 and airs weekly each Tuesday at 1500 BST. Called ‘The Voice of the Mad’, it explores the experience of sufferers and those close to them, through personal accounts. I am currently working on series 3, which will be interviews with researchers, clinicians, social workers, and others about mental health issues and services past and present.
Professor Rab Houston
Member of the Academia Europaea
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland : No SC013532.