Prof Brendan Kelly

Brendan Kelly


Professor Brendan Kelly MB BCh BAO, MA MSc MA, MD PhD DGov PhD, FRCPsych FRCPI is professor of psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin and consultant psychiatrist at Tallaght Hospital.

In addition to his medical degree (MB BCh BAO), Professor Kelly holds masters degrees in epidemiology (MSc), healthcare management (MA) and Buddhist studies (MA); and doctorates in medicine (MD), history (PhD), governance (DGov) and law (PhD).

Professor Kelly has authored and co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers and 400 non-peer-reviewed papers. Recent books include Custody, Care and Criminality (History Press Ireland, 2014), Ada English: Patriot and Psychiatrist (Irish Academic Press, 2014), He Lost Himself Completely: Shell Shock and its Treatment at Dublin’s Richmond War Hospital (1916-19) (Liffey Press, 2014), Dignity, Mental Health and Human Rights (Routledge, 2015), Mental Illness, Human Rights and the Law (RCPsych Press, 2016) and Hearing Voices: The History of Psychiatry in Ireland (Irish Academic Press, 2016).

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