I am Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Birmingham. I am the current author of Sim’s Symptoms in the Mind (4th edition). My other books include Mindreadings: literature and psychiatry & Madness at the Theatre. I have published 6 volumes of poetry: Naked to your softness and other dreams; Wednesday is a colour; Adagio for oblong mirrors; Forest of transformations; Master of the leopard hunt; and Indigo, camwood and mahogany red. Also, Selected Poems. My research interests include clinical psychopathology, medical humanities, the application of ethics to psychiatric practice, and neuropsychological and neural correlates of abnormal phenomena.