Dr Pickard specializes in the philosophy of mind and psychiatry and clinical ethics on which she has published widely. Her research focuses on philosophical questions that arise out of clinical practice and related science, law and politics. Dr Pickard will continue to work in a NHS therapeutic community for patients with personality disorder and complex needs. She is also an independent consultant developing and delivering training based on her research as part of a Department of Health and Ministry of Justice initiative. One aim of this work is to promote a more enabling and rehabilitative environment in prisons. The Department of Philosophy is delighted to welcome Dr Pickard to our expanding department.