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.  His book on the history of food allergy, Another Person's Poison, will be out in early 2015, published by Columbia University Press. His next project, funded by the AHRC, 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, has been a BBC Radio3 New Generation Thinker, and is a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Young Academy of Scotland.

Author of

A Short History of Mental Health

Looking backward to move forward
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