Professor Simon Dein is a consultant psychiatrist in Essex, UK, specializing in psychosis. He holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from University College London, and is an Honorary Professor at Queen Mary University of London and Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths College London. He has written widely on religion and health among Hasidic Jews, Evangelical Christians and Sunni Muslims in the UK. He is founding editor of the journal Mental Health, Religion and Culture, and Chair of the Spirituality section of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry. He is also a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Spirituality and Psychiatry SIG Executive Committee.