Dr Claire Hilton
Historian in Residence (honorary post) at the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Dr Claire is a Historian in Residence (an honorary post) at the Royal College of Psychiatrists and provides history of psychiatry content and context for the College and other organisations, including the media, and individual researchers. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London.
Previously an NHS consultant old age psychiatrist (1998-2017), her MA and PhD are in history. She has authored two open-access monographs Improving Psychiatric Care for Older People: Barbara Robb's Campaign 1965-1975 (2017) and Civilian Lunatic Asylums During the First World War: A Study of Austerity on London's Fringe (2021). Her current research is on mental hospitals in England and Wales in the 1920s.