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Professor Peter Jones


Professor Peter Jones

Peter qualified in medicine at King's College London and Westminster Medical School. He trained in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry, and in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene.

He was senior lecturer in psychological medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry and Community Mental Health in Nottingham and was appointed Professor of Psychiatry at Cambridge in 2000 where he was Head of Department from 2000 to 2014, and Deputy Head of the School of Clinical Medicine from 2014 to 2020. Peter is Director of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East of England and predecessor organisations.

Peter's research interests are in the epidemiology of mental illness, particularly early life determinants, and in evaluation of therapeutic interventions at the individual and system level. Clinically, he co-led the award-winning early intervention service where he practises as an honorary consultant psychiatrist in this service for young adults with psychosis. He is a non-executive director at the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust and a trustee of MQ: mental health research. Peter became a Trustee in November 2020.

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