Prof Christopher CookProf Christopher Cook

Professor, Department of Theology and Religion
University of Durham

Durham, United Kingdom


Professor Christopher Cook qualified in medicine from St George’s Hospital Medical School, London in 1981 He undertook postgraduate training in psychiatry at the United Medical & Dental Schools of Guys and St Thomas’s in London. His MD thesis was on the genetic predisposition to alcohol misuse, and he published widely in the field of alcohol misuse and addiction, including articles on spirituality and addiction, before making spirituality, theology and health his main area of clinical and academic interest. He has higher degrees in both medicine and theology. He was ordained as an Anglican Priest in 2001. Professor Cook is Director of the Project for Spirituality, Theology & Health at Durham University, an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist with Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, and an Honorary Minor Canon at Durham Cathedral. He is President of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality. His book publications include The Philokalia and the Inner Life (James Clarke, 2011), Spirituality, Theology & Mental Health (ed. CCH Cook, publ SCM, 2013), and Spirituality and Narrative in Psychiatric Practice (eds Cook, Powell & Sims, Royal College of Psychiatrists Press, 2016).

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Spirituality, Theology & Mental Health

SCM 2013
Editors:Cook, Christopher C.H.