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Kelso Cratsley Professorial Lecturer Department of Philosophy & Religion

Degrees
PhD, King's College London
MSc, King's College London
MS, Columbia University

Bio
Kelso Cratsley teaches courses in bioethics, neuroethics, and logic, and his research focuses on issues in, and often at the intersection of, bioethics, mental health, and global health. He has previously taught at George Washington University, Concordia University (Montreal), and the University of Massachusetts Boston, and has held visiting positions at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, University of California San Diego, and the Brocher Foundation. Dr. Cratsley has served as a member of the Institutional Review Board at McLean Hospital outside Boston and as a research fellow at St. George’s Hospital, University of London. He has also worked as a clinician and consultant in global health and mental health for several agencies and organizations, including USAID (Nigeria) and the NHS (UK).
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Teaching

Spring 2022

  • PHIL-241 Bioethics

  • PHIL-241 Bioethics

  • PHIL-275 Neuroethics

Summer 2022

  • PHIL-241 Bioethics

Fall 2022

  • PHIL-200 Introduction to Formal Logic

  • PHIL-241 Bioethics

  • PHIL-241 Bioethics

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

Bioethics, Mental Health, Global Health

Selected Publications

Books

Cratsley, K. & Radden, J. (Eds.) (2019). Mental Health as Public Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Ethics of Prevention. Elsevier.

Articles & Chapters

Cratsley, K. & Radden, J. (2022). Public mental health ethics. Lancet Psychiatry, 9 (11): 855-856.

Cratsley, K., Brooks, M.A. & Mackey, T.K. (2021). Refugee mental health, global health policy, and the Syrian crisis. Frontiers in Public Health, 9, 676000.

Cratsley, K., Wickremsinhe, M.N. & Mackey, T.K. (2021). Human rights and global mental health: Reducing the use of coercive measures. In A. Dyer, B. Kohrt & P. Candilis (Eds.) Global Mental Health Ethics. Springer.

Koch, U. & Cratsley, K. (2021). The history and ethics of the therapeutic relationship. In M. Trachsel, J. Gaab, N. Biller-Andorno, S. Tekin & J. Sadler (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Psychotherapy Ethics. Oxford University Press.

Liebow, N. & Cratsley, K. (2021). Bioethics education and nonideal theory. In E. Victor & L. Guidry-Grimes (Eds.) Applying Nonideal Theory to Bioethics: Living and Dying in a Nonideal World. Springer.

Cratsley, K. (2020). Structural model. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T.K. Shackelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer.

Koch, U. & Cratsley, K. (2020). Psychological mechanisms. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T.K. Shackelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer.

Cratsley, K. (2019). The ethical and empirical status of dimensional diagnosis: Implications for public mental health? Neuroethics, 12(2): 183-199.

Cratsley, K. (2019). The ethics of coercion and other forms of influence. In R. Bluhm & S. Tekin (Eds.) The Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophy of Psychiatry. Bloomsbury.

Cratsley, K. & Radden, J. (2019). Public mental health ethics: An overview. In K. Cratsley & J. Radden (Eds.) Mental Health as Public Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Ethics of Prevention. Elsevier.

Radden, J. & Cratsley, K. (2019). Introduction. In K. Cratsley & J. Radden (Eds.) Mental Health as Public Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Ethics of Prevention. Elsevier.

Cratsley, K. & Mackey, T.K. (2018). Health policy brief: Global mental health and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. Families, Systems & Health, 36 (2): 225-229.

Cratsley, K. (2017). The shift to mechanistic explanation and classification. In S. Tekin & J. Poland (Eds.) Extraordinary Science and Psychiatry: Responses to the Crisis in Mental Health Research. MIT Press.

Cratsley, K. (2016). Revisiting Freud and Kohut on narcissism. Theory & Psychology, 26 (3): 333-359.

Cratsley, K. (2015). Nudges and coercion: Conceptual, empirical, and normative considerations. Monash Bioethics Review, 33: 210-218.

Cratsley, K. (2014). Review of 'Applied ethics in mental health care: An interdisciplinary reader'. Metapsychology, 18 (36).

Cratsley, K. & Samuels, R. (2013). Cognitive science and explanations of psychopathology. In K.W.M Fulford, M. Davies, R.T. Gipps, G. Graham, J.Z. Sadler, G. Stanghellini & T. Thornton (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry. Oxford University Press.

Bartlett, P., Mantovani, N., Cratsley, K., Dillon, C. & Eastman, N. (2010). ‘You may kiss the bride, but you may not open your mouth when you do so’: Policies concerning sex, marriage and relationships in English forensic psychiatric facilities. Liverpool Law Review, 31(2): 155-176.

Cratsley, K., Regan, J., McAllister, V., Simic, M. & Aitchison, K. (2008). Duration of untreated psychosis, referral route, and age of onset in an early intervention in psychosis service and a local CAMHS. Child & Adolescent Mental Health, 13: 130-133.

Shivakumar, K., McAllister, V., Cratsley, K. & Aitchison, K. (2005). A neglected concept – Duration of untreated psychosis in bipolar patients. ISBD Global, 6 (1): 7.