John Read, PhD – Short Bio

John Read is on the Executive Committee of ISPS, and editor of its scientific journal “Psychosis.” In 2015, he became Professor of Clinical Psychology at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. He is author of several books, most recently, Models of Madness: Psychological, Social and Biological Approaches to Psychosis (Routledge, 2013).


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