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.