Professor Peter Jones
Peter Jones is Professor of Psychiatry & Deputy Head at the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge. He read for his first degree in anatomy and neurobiology at King’s College, London, before qualifying in medicine from Westminster Medical School. Following three years of general medical posts, Prof Jones began psychiatry at the Bethlem & Maudsley Hospitals in London where, after completing a Masters degree in clinical epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and his PhD in psychiatric epidemiology, he was appointed as Senior Lecturer and Hon. Consultant Psychiatrist in 1993. In 1997 he took-up the Chair of Psychiatry & Community Mental Health in Nottingham, moving to Cambridge in 2000.
Prof. Jones’ research concerns epidemiology and treatment of mental illness, particularly the psychoses, early lifecourse influences on adult mental health and illness, and the interface between population-based and biological investigations and explanations.