Glynn is author of ‘the Big Ego Trip’ published by IVP

He is a husband to Louise, a dad and a grandfather. He’s Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, UK, where he was also a practising consultant psychiatrist and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry. He preaches locally and speaks widely on issues of faith and psychology, neuroscience and psychiatry.

He and Louise are members of Emmanuel, Bristol – a plant from Christ Church, Clifton where they also worshipped for many years.

Professionally, his main areas of academic research were in schizophrenia and associated psychotic illness, health service evaluation and epidemiology. He is recent past President of the International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology, a past advisor to WHO and he has served on the Chief Medical Officers ‘Health of the Nation’ Working group. His clinical passion was for early intervention and prevention of psychotic disorder. Left untreated, these can be among the most devastating and potentially long term disorders in the field of psychiatry.

He is a member of General Synod of the Church of England and for 5 years served as a central member of the Crown Nominations Commission. He is on the Council of Reference of CPAS and TfT, he’s a member of the Church of England Evangelical Council and he serves on the Committee of the Evangelical Group of General Synod

Basically, though, beneath this veneer of achievement, he faces the same conflicts of status anxiety, meaning and purpose that trouble everybody else. Which is why his faith in Jesus Christ – his death and resurrection – sits at the core of everything he tries to do.


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