Matthew Smith, Ph.D.

Matthew Smith, Ph.D.

Matthew Smith, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde's Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare. He is the author of An Alternative History of Hyperactivity: Food Additives and the Feingold Diet and Hyperactive: The Controversial History of ADHD.  He is currently writing a book on the history of food allergy. His next project will be on the history of social psychiatry, the link between socioeconomic factors and mental health. He has won the Roy Porter Award, the Cadogan Prize and the Pressman-Burroughs Wellcome Award for his research and writing, and he is a BBC Radio3 New Generation Thinker for 2012.

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A Short History of Mental Health

Looking backward to move forward