Dr Sam Fellowes

Senior Research Associate

Research Overview

Philosophy of Psychiatry

- Role of observation and theory in psychiatric classification

- Realism and truth in psychiatric classification

- Conceptual flexibility of psychiatric classifications

History of Autism

- Historical evolution of notions of autism

- Alternative notions such as childhood schizophrenia

- Psychoanalytical notions of autism

Symptom modelling can be influenced by psychiatric categories: choices for research domain criteria (RDoC)
Fellowes, M.S. 09/2017 In: Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. 38, 4, p. 279-294. 15 p.
Journal article

Putting the present in the history of autism
Fellowes, S. 02/2017 In: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 61, p. 54-58. 5 p.
Journal article

Does autism merit belief?: Developing an account of scientific realism for psychiatry
Fellowes, S. 2017 Lancaster University. 279 p.
Doctoral Thesis

A reappraisal of Kendell and Jablensky's account of validity
Fellowes, S. 08/2016 In: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 22, 4, p. 522-529. 8 p.
Journal article