Ian Hughes

Writer & Scientist

Ian Hughes is a writer and scientist. He has postgraduate training in psychoanalysis, and experience as a government policy advisor in science and technology policy for the Irish government. Ian has a record of scientific and popular publication and has written two books; Power to the People: Assessing Democracy in Ireland’ (2007) and ‘Disordered Minds: How Dangerous Personalities Are Destroying Democracy’ (2018).


Disordered Minds: how dangerous personalities are destroying democracies

Secret Garden

Ian Hughes’ remarkable new book offers a compelling and timely account of the dangers posed by narcissistic leaders, and provides a stark warning that the conditions in which this psychopathy flourishes – extremes of social inequality and a culture of hyper-individualism – are the hallmarks of our present age. From Trump to Boris Johnson, Hughes […]