Louis Charland, PhD

Louis Charland


Room 214, HSB
519 661-2111 x86445


  • PhD (Western University)
  • BA, MA (Carleton)

Academic Appointments

  • Departments of Philosophy and Psychiatry

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Yes

Research Interests

  • Mental health diagnosis
  • Psychopathology of affectivity
  • Decisional capacity
  • Addiction
  • Cross-cultural psychiatry

Additional Information

Recent Publications

  • Charland LC, Hope T, Stewart A & Tan J. (2013). Anorexia Nervosa as a Passion. Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, 20(4) pp. 353-365. doi: 10.1353/ppp.2013.0049
  • Charland LC, Hope T, Stewart A & Tan J. (2013). The Hypothesis That Anorexia Nervosa Is a Passion: Clarifications and Elaborations. Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, 20(4), 375-379.
  • Charland LC. (2014). John Locke on madness: redressing the intellectualist bias. History of psychiatry, 25(2), 137-153.

Research Affiliations

  • Centre for the History of Emotion, University of London, Queen Mary, United.
  • Partner Investigator, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotion, Perth Australia
  • Editorial Board, History of Psychiatry
  • Associate Editor, Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychology.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Ethics and Mental Health.
  • Executive Committee, Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry
  • Executive Committee, International Society for Research on Emotion (2009-2012)

Teaching Areas

  • Foundations of Affective Science
  • Theoretical Foundations of Mental Health Treatment and Diagnosis
  • Spirituality, Healing, and Health
  • History of Medicine and Psychiatry