Professor Fulford is Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health in the Medical School and the Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick, where he runs a Masters, PhD and research programme in Philosophy, Ethics and Mental Health Practice. He is also a Member of the Faculty of Philosophy, and an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford; and Visiting Professor in Psychology, The Institute of Psychiatry and King's College, London University. He is the founder and Co-Editor of the first international journal for philosophy and mental health, PPP - Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, and of a new book series from Oxford University Press on International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry. A recent book in the series is his Oxford Textbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry co-authored with Professors Tim Thornton and George Graham. He is currently seconded part time to the Department of Health in London as Special Adviser for Values-Based Practice. With Professors Kamlesh Patel and Chris Heginbotham, established an international Institute for Philosophy, Diversity and Mental Health at the University of Central Lancashire in England.
He has published widely on philosophical and ethical aspects of mental health (e.g. Healthcare Ethics and the Human Values: an Introductory Text with Readings and Case Studies, Ed Fulford, Dickenson and Murray. Blackwell Publishers 2002). His recent research has been on values and models of disorder in community mental health.