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Roland Littlewood: in conversation with Rosalind Ramsay

  • Rosalind Ramsay
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Professor Roland Martin Littlewood was born in 1947. He started his training at St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School London, where he obtained his BSc and later graduated MB, BS in 1973. Further studying at the Institute of Anthropology, University of Oxford led to a Diploma In Social Anthropology, obtained in 1979, and a DPhil in Social Anthropology, gained in 1987. He was awarded the MRCPsych In 1978. Since then his impressive career has been marked by equally impressive distinctions, such as the presidency of the Royal Anthropological Institute from 1994–1997. Having reviewed over 200 books, Professor Littlewood is himself the author of four: Pathology and Identity: The Work of Mother Earth In Trinidad (1993) won the Wellcome Medal For Anthropology as Applied to Medicine in 1993. He has also written innumerable scientific, theoretical and review papers and edited three books. Professor Littlewood has recently been elected Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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American Psychiatric Association (1980) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–III). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.
Frazer, J. G. (1922) The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion. London: Macmillan.
Lienhardt, C. (1961) Divinity and Experience: The Religion of the Dinka. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Littlewood, R. (1993) Pathology and Identity: The Work of Mother Earth in Trinidad Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Littlewood, R. (1997) Reason and Necessity in the Specification of the Multiple Self. Royal Anthropological Institute Occasional Paper No. 43. London: Royal Anthropological Institute.
Littlewood, R. (1998) The Butterfly and the Serpent: Essays in Religion, Race and Psychiatry. London Free Association.
Littlewood, R. & Lipsedge, M. (1982) Aliens and Alienists: Ethnic Minorities and Psychiatry. London: Routledge.
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