BA (hons), MA, MSt, DPhil
Neil is a social and medical anthropologist working on mental healthcare. His research investigates the frontier between the anthropology of bureaucracy, institutions, ethics, and personal change. He is currently conducting fieldwork on two projects: an investigation of personal transformation in addiction and a study of conflicts between bureaucratic working and relational practice in therapeutic communities.
He is Lecturer in Anthropology, Magdalen College, University of Oxford, where he teaches undergraduates taking degrees in Archaeology and Anthropology and Human Sciences. He gives university lectures in the anthropology of religion and teaches graduate classes for the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford.
He is co-investigator on SMaRteN a national research network funded by UK Research and Innovation, led by King's College London, focusing on Student Mental Health in Higher Education. The network brings together researchers with a range of expertise and key stakeholders across the Higher Education sector, with the collective aim of improving our understanding of student mental health.
He is an Associate Editor, BJ Psychiatric Bulletin and a member, NHS Clinical Ethics Advisory Group, Oxford.
Knowing More by Knowing Less? A Reading of Give Me Everything You Have. On Being Stalked by James Lasdun, London: Jonathan Cape, 2013.
Armstrong N., (2017), J Med Humanit, 38, 287 - 302
What can we learn from service user memoirs? Information and service user experience
Armstrong N., (2012), Psychiatrist, 36, 341 - 344
Facilitated Integrated Mood Management for adults with bipolar disorder.
Miklowitz DJ. et al, (2012), Bipolar Disord, 14, 185 - 197
Checks to Integration: AKs of Mahepura
Armstrong N., (1998), Challenging Untouchability: Dalit Initiative and Experience From Karnataka, 154 - 186