ESRC logo This site is part one part of a project,  funded by the ESRC, that aims to promote more awareness and thought about the difficulties posed by the set of problems  that surround  people who have major problems in their lives and their relationships – who are sometimes thought of as having an  ‘anti-personality disorder’. The aim of the series is to being together academics, clinicians and service users who have an interest in developing better understandings of these difficulties by putting them within social, cultural, historical as well as psychological contexts.    The series is led by Dr David W Jones (Head of Psychosocial Studies; University of East London), Dr Christopher Scanlon (Consultant Psychotherapist in Forensic services with East London and South London and Maudsley Foundation Hospital Trusts) and Professor David Gadd (University of Manchester).  The series is organised in collaboration with the Association for Psychosocial Studies.

There will be a number of events over the next three years. You can read more about the series here.


The first event was a workshop held in collaboration with The Centre for the History of Emotions, held on Monday 12th May 2014. It focused on historical perspectives on the various diagnostic categories, and brought researchers together from the United States, Germany, Sweden and Finland. 

The second event will be held on Tuesday 20th January 2015 and will aim to explore ‘Philosophical Perspectives on ‘antisocial personality disorder’.  This will be held at the Friends Meeting House, London W1.


For more details contact: Dr David W Jones: d.jones@uel.ac.uk