Dr Peter B C Fenwick, FRCPsych

Occupation: Consultant Neuropsychiatrist and Neurophysiologist
Qualifications: BA, MB,BChir, DPM, FRCPsych
Explanation of  
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Address: Neuropsychiatry Office
42 Herne Hill
SE24 9QP
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Office Telephone: 0207 738 5188
Email: ().
Article: The Neurophysiology of the Brain and the Mystical Experience
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Publications: Access Medline database
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Areas of Expertise: Psychiatry and neuropsychiatry
Neurology and neurosurgery
Head, brain and spinal cord disease and injury
Unusual mental states resulting from brain injury/disease
Disorders of sleep and their forensic
consequences (e.g. sleepwalking)
Accident victims (psychiatry)
Medical negligence
Personal injury

Dr Peter Fenwick is Consultant Neuropsychiatrist emeritus to
the Epilepsy Unit at the Maudsley Hospital which he ran for
20 years. His current appointments include : Senior Lecturer
at the Institute of Psychiatry, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at
the Radcliffe Infirmary Oxford and Honorary Consultant Clinical
Neurophysiologist at Broadmoor Hospital. He is a past Chairman
of the Scientific and Medical Network and is Chairman of the
Research Committee for the Foundation for Integrated Medicine.
He has had a longstanding interest in brain function, the relationship
of the mind and the brain, and the problem of consciousness. He
has an extensive research record and has published over 200
papers in medical and scientific journals on brain function and
also several papers on meditation and altered states of consciousness
(see above 'Publications' link for details of some of these). He is
widely regarded as the main clinical authority in the UK on the
subject of 'Near Death Experiences' and is highly regarded by both
medical colleagues and the media for his knowledge of this subject.

He is co-author (with Elizabeth Fenwick) of :-
(1) 'The Truth in the Light', an examination of near-death experiences, and,
(2) 'Living with Epilepsy : A guide to taking control'.

He is also Chairman of the Scientific and Medical Network, a group
of doctors and scientists seeking to deepen understanding in science
and medicine by fostering intuitive as well as rational insights. He has
specialist expertise in (1) psychiatric syndromes resulting from head
injury and brain damage, and (2) automatism and automatic behaviour
resulting from brain dysfunction, natural sleep, disorders of sleep and
other medical conditions which may lead to automatic behaviour.
Dr Fenwick has had over 20 years' experience as an expert witness.
Law Society:
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