Bruce Charlton MD
Reader in Evolutionary Psychiatry
Department of Psychology
University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Editor-in-Chief, Medical Hypotheses

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Biographical Information


Backwell Primary School & Backwell Comprehensive School, Somerset, England.

MBBS Honours : 1982 University of Newcastle upon Tyne

MD : 1988 University of Newcastle upon Tyne - Neuroendocrine correlates of depression

MA (English) : 1989 University of Durham - The literature of Alasdair Gray


1982-3. House Officer, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne.

1983-4. Senior House Officer, Psychiatry, Newcastle General Hospital and St Nicholas Hospital.

1984-7. Research Registrar in Psychiatry then Wellcome Research Training Fellow MRC Neuroendocrinology Unit, Newcastle General Hospital

1987-8. British Academy postgraduate studentship, School of English, University of Durham; Resident Don, University College, Durham

1988-9 Senior Demonstrator in Physiological Sciences, University of Newcastle

1989-93. Lecturer in Anatomy, University of Glasgow

1993-6. Lecturer in Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Newcastle; Registrar in Public Health Medicine, Newcastle Regional Health Authority

1996-2001. Lecturer in Psychology, University of Newcastle

2001-. Reader in Evolutionary Psychiatry, Dept of Psychology, University of Newcastle

Other relevant experience

July-August 1980 - Elective student, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

1999-2002. Visiting Professor, Health Services Research, University of East London

2000. Visiting Distinguished Millennial Fellow, King’s College, London