MA MB BChir (Cantab) MPhil (Edin) LLM (Manc)
I studied Medical Sciences and the History of Art and Architecture at Cambridge University and completed my clinical medical studies at Kings College Hospital London.
I trained in Psychiatry in Edinburgh during which time I became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I then worked as a Lecturer in Psychiatry in Manchester for four years.
Thereafter I worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in a District General Hospital for thirty years, during which time I also taught and conducted research in psychiatry and in ergonomics and undertook a Diploma in Health Services Management at the University of York, until I retired from the NHS.
Since then I have undertaken a Masters degree in Healthcare Ethics and Law and joined York Law School as a PhD student in October 2018.
My current research considers the question of the nature and purpose of consent in medicine and the extent to which these can be derived from a coherent ethical framework.
My previous teaching covers teaching and examining undergraduates and postgraduates in the Medical School in Manchester during my post there and in the University of Leeds when I worked as a Consultant.
1998 BBC Radio 4 / Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association. National Design Competition: First Prize - 'Central Heating Control Panel for the Blind'
1991 Age Concern / British Telecom. National Design Competition: First Prize - 'Kettle for the Elderly.'
1993 Forma Finlandia International Design Competition: Commended Finalist - 'Telemetric Drug Dispenser' (with Indes Design London)
Fisk J. 'Coercion, risk and defensive practice in mental health.' University of Manchester Review of Law, Crime & Ethics. IV. 40-61 (2015)
The Scottish Parliament. '6th Report, 2015 (Session 4): Stage 1 Report on Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill'. (Individual Contributor) online at: http://www.parliament.scot/S4_HealthandSportCommittee/Reports/her15-06w-rev.pdf (2015)
Fisk J `Buildings for mental health - users' and managers' needs' in `Therapeutic environments for mental health' London. Royal Institute of British Architects. 20-25 (1999)
Fisk J `Being rational at the bedside : evidence based medicine in everyday clinical practice'. Proceedings of the Clinical Effectiveness in Mental Health Conference 1999. London. College Research Unit. Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Fisk J 'Abuse of the Elderly' Chapter 39. 'Psychiatry in the Elderly' (Second Ed.) Jacoby R and Oppenheimer C (eds.) Oxford OUP 736-748 (1997)
Fisk J 'Personal Comment 3: Towards a consensus on continuing care for older adults with psychiatric disorder— Wattis and Fairbairn' International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 11.(2) 173 (1993)
Fisk J 'Depression: Preventing Relapse'. Geriatric Medicine 23. 745-49 (1993)
OADIG (Old Age Depression Interest Group) 'How long should the elderly take antidepressants?' British Journal of Psychiatry. 162. 175-182 (1993)
Fisk J 'Design for the Elderly: A Biological Perspective'. Applied Ergonomics 24 (1) 47-50 (1993)
Fisk J 'Planning Mental Illness Units' Brit.Jnl.Psychiatry. Bulletin 16.(3) 179 (1992)
Fisk J 'Abuse of the Elderly' Chapter 26A in 'Psychiatry in the Elderly' (First Ed.) Jacoby R and Oppenheimer C (eds.) Oxford OUP 901-915 (1991)
Fisk J 'Design in the Health Service'. Newsletter of the Design Research Society 41.1-4 (1991)
Fisk J ''Norman A.J. 'Rights and risk: A discussion document on civil liberty in old age.' Centre for Policy of Ageing. London' International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 6.(1) 52 (1990) (review)
Fisk J ''Murphy E (ed.) 'Home or Away'. National Unit for Psychiatric Research and Development. Lewisham Hospital. London' International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 5.(2) 138 (1990) (review)
Fisk J 'Use of proprietary names in prescribing'. Geriatric Medicine. (May 1988) 103 (letter)
Goldberg D P et al. 'The clarification and assessment of a method of psychotherapy'. British Journal of Psychiatry 144. 567-75 (1984) (participant in the research)
Fisk J and Malcolm M L 'Where do Salford students go?' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 45. 79-80 (1982)
Medical Research Council: Drug Trials Subcommittee. (1981). `Continuation therapy with lithium and amitriptyline in unipolar depressive illness: a controlled clinical trial'. Psychological Medicine 11. 409-416 (1981) (participant in the research)
A M Stewart. O.T. Education Administration: ‘Occupational Therapists Board: Study of Occupational Therapy Teaching Resources in the United Kingdom’'Research in the UK'. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. October. 43. 346 (1980) (book review)