Professor Peter B Jones MD PhD FRCP FRCPsych FMedSci


  • Professor of Psychiatry , CU Dept of Psychiatry
  • Deputy Head , CU School of Clinical Medicine

Peter Jones is Professor of Psychiatry and Deputy Head of the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Wolfson College. He directs the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care (CLAHRC) for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough and is a board member of Cambridge University Health Partners.

Peter 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.

Peter’s 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 (CAMEO) that won the 2007 Hospital Doctor UK Psychiatry Team of the Year Award.