Professor Peter B Jones

Professor of Psychiatry; Director NIHR ARC EoE at Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

Professor of Psychiatry; Director NIHR ARC EoE

Professor Peter Jones is Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. His research concerns the epidemiology of mental illness, particularly the psychoses, early life course influences on adult mental health and illness, and the interface between population-based and biological investigation. Clinically, Peter works as an honorary consultant to the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Foundation Trust’s early intervention service for young people with first episode psychosis, which won the 2007 Hospital Doctor UK Psychiatry Team of the Year Award.

Professor Jones studied anatomy and neurobiology at King’s College, London, and qualified in medicine from Westminster Medical School. He studied at the Bethlem & Maudsley Hospitals and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine before being appointed in 1993 as Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the Institute of Psychiatry. In 1997 he took up the Chair of Psychiatry in Nottingham, moving to Cambridge in 2000.

  • 23 September 2019, 5:30pm

    Citizen science: reshaping relations between science, government and citizens

    In this lecture, Johannes Vogel will set out his vision for citizen science. This vision underpins ambitious plans to transform the Berlin Natural History Museum and place it at the heart of democratic engagement with the grand challenges of the 21st century.

  • 8 February 2017, 5:30pm

    CSaP Annual Lecture 2017: Professor Chris Whitty, Department of Health

    There will be profound changes in health and disease over the next 20 years. The causes, demography and geography of ill health will shift significantly whilst the trend of demand for healthcare growing more rapidly than GNI is likely to continue. This lecture by Professor Chris Whitty discussed how it can predict, and help respond to, the policy challenges that will follow over the next 2 decades.