" Listening, Meaning, History: A View"
Jonathan Toms, Fellow, Institute for the History and Work of Therapeutic Environments
Introduction by Tom Harrison
Jonathan Toms was, until recently (in 2011), a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the University of Warwick Centre for the History of Medicine. He has just completed a manuscript entitled Infantile Disorders: History, Authority and Mental Health in Modern Britain. He is a Fellow of the Institute for the History and Work of Therapeutic Environments (IHWTE).
Jonathan's research has concentrated on the mental hygiene movement, the later rights movement in mental health, learning disabilities history, the relevance of therapeutic community-style approaches in the history of psychiatry, and debates in historiography. He has published articles contributing to an aspect of these debates, and on the history of care for people with learning disabilities.