We would like to offer our warmest congratulations to Lord Alderdice, Senior Research Fellow, who has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists during their annual awards ceremony.
The awards mark the highest levels of excellence and achievement within the field of psychiatry.
John Alderdice was born and brought up in Northern Ireland and played a vital role in helping to resolve conflict and restore peace during the Troubles. In 1978, he joined the Alliance party which tried to build the centre ground. In 1987 at the age of 32, he was elected leader of the Alliance Party.
He engaged in ongoing talks including with the prime ministers of the UK and Ireland and leaders of the EU and the President of the USA, that culminated in the Good Friday Agreement in Belfast in 1998.
In his psychiatry career, he was appointed to professorships at the University of San Marcos in Peru and at the Universities of Virginia and Maryland in the USA. He currently holds appointments at Oxford University, including Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College and Executive Chairman of The Changing Character of War Centre at Pembroke College.
He is a professor of practice at the Global Humanity for Peace Institute at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
House of Lords Dinner for HMC Alumni
As part of the College's tradition of celebrating and encouraging thinking differently, we are pleased to launch our new annual series Tayler Talks for HMC alumni.
Our first event is at the House of Lords, hosted by Lord Alderdice, Senior Research Fellow at HMC and Director of the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict.
More information here.
Press release from Royal College of Psychiatrists website