Iain McGilchrist

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Dr. Iain McGilchrist
Born 1953
Nationality British
Occupation Psychiatrist, writer
Known for The book The Master and His Emissary

Iain McGilchrist is a psychiatrist, doctor, writer, and former Oxford literary scholar.[1] McGilchrist came to prominence after the publication of his book The Master and His Emissary, subtitled The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.[1]

McGilchrist read English at New College, Oxford, but having published Against Criticism in 1982,[2] he later retrained in medicine and has been a neuroimaging researcher at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital in south London.[2] McGilchrist is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and has three times been elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.[2]

According to his web site, McGilchrist currently works privately as a consultant psychiatrist in London, and otherwise lives on the Isle of Skye, off the coast of Scotland.[3]

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ a b Kingerlee, Roger; Testa, Rita (2011). "Review of The Master and his Emissary". Neuropsychoanalysis. Karnac Books for the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society. 12 (2): 222–226. 
  2. ^ a b c Staff (2009). "Scientific and Medical Network Annual Gathering 2009 (pdf)" (PDF). The Scientific and Medical Network. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 December 2010. Retrieved 2009-12-22. 
  3. ^ McGilchrist, Iain (2009). "About Iain – Iain McGilchrist". iainmcgilchrist.com. Archived from the original on 23 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.  From the author's web site 'About' page.

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