Episode 6

Episode 6: 12th March

Interview/Debate: Cannabis

Dr Niall Campbell


Dr Niall Campbell is a consultant psychiatrist at The Priory Hospital Roehampton-he is the Lead Addiction Consultant there as well as an Adult General Psychiatrist. He trained at Charing Cross Hospital Medical school and has been working as a psychiatrist for 30 years. 

Addictions are often dismissed by physicians, surgeons and general practitioners. Dr Campbell felt that he had something to offer in working in this field. He is seeing increasing problems with consequences of alcohol, cocaine and marijuana across all of society.His time is divided between inpatients at the Priory Hospital Roehampton and outpatients both at the hospital and in central London. Three times a week he meets with the Addiction Treatment Team to discuss the inpatients, their progress, problems and what interventions and discharge plans need to be made. The outpatient work involves assessing new patients, some of whom want to deal with their addiction problem and others who may not have been so keen. He trys motivational interviewing techniques to encourage the patient to acknowledge the consequences of their addiction and the need to take action as soon as possible. 



Sir Robin M Murray, FRS Professor of Psychiatric Research

fullsizeoutput_3579Professor Sir Robin MacGregor Murray is a Scottish psychiatrist, Professor of Psychiatric Research at the Institute of Psychiatry, King College London. He has treated patients with schizophrenia and bipolar illness at the National Psychosis Unit South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. Robin Murray trained in medicine at the University of Glasgow. After qualifying, he researched the chronic renal failure induced by the massive abuse of a local headache powder, Askit Powders. Then he started training in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital in London, and has remained there ever since apart from one year at the National Institute of Mental Health in the USA.

 In 1987 he and Shon Lewis were among the first to suggest that schizophrenia might in part be a neurodevelopmental disorder. Murray is ranked as one of the most influential researchers in psychiatry by  Thompson Reuters’ Science Watch and 3rd in schizophrenia research. Murray is co-editor-in-chief of Psychological Medicine.  Robin Murray and colleagues were among the first to demonstrate that prolonged heavy abuse of cannabis can contribute to the onset of psychosis, and that starting early before 15 years and using high potency cannabis (e.g. skunk) particularly increase the risk. Currently, they are researching why some people are especially vulnerable to this drug while most develop no problems. Murray previously wrote that while the risk increase is “about five-fold […] for the heaviest users”, the issue has become a political football.  Murray has commented repeatedly on these issues in BBC articles and programmes, including in a Panorama  documentary on BBC One.

Murray was knighted in the 2011 New Year Honours for his services to medicine.


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Anthony Anaxgorou

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His poetry has appeared on both national television and radio as well as being published in various literary magazines and anthologies.  He was a judge for the 2016 BBC Young Writers Award and is currently the poet in residence at several London schools where he teaches poetry and creative writing.

In 2015 his poetry and fiction writing won him the Groucho Maverick Award and in 2016 he was shortlisted for the Hospital Club’s H-100 award. He founded Out-Spoken in 2012 and Out-Spoken Press in 2013. His work has subsequently been studied in universities, schools and colleges across the USA, U.K and Australia, as well as being translated into Spanish, German, French and Japanese.





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