James Davies graduated from the University of Oxford in 2006 with a PhD in social and medical anthropology. He is a senior lecturer in social anthropology and psychotherapy at the University of Roehampton.
James is also a psychotherapist, who started working for the NHS in 2004 and he is a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.
Cracked is James’ first book written for a wider audience. It is a critical exploration of modern-day psychiatry based on interviews with leaders of the profession.
Before Cracked, James published three academic books with Stanford University Press, Karnac and Routledge. James has spoken about his research at the universities of Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Brown, UCL, Columbia (New York), The New School (New York), and CUNY Graduate Centre (New York).
James has also written for the media. His articles have appeared in The Times, The New Scientist, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Therapy Today and Salon. He has spoken on BBC Radio 4 (The Today Programme & PM), Sky News, BBC World News, BBC World Service, ITV’s This Morning and various national and local radio stations.
James enjoys speaking about his research, and so is happy to talk anywhere (from village halls to lecture theatres) so long as there is an interested audience.