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Peter Jones

Peter Jones

Professor of Psychiatry

Deputy Head, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge

Director, NIHR CLAHRC East of England

Hon consultant psychiatrist, CPFT

Office Phone: (3)36960 (7)68011


Peter qualified in medicine at Westminster Medical School following a first degree in neurobiology at KCL. Having first work as a physician at The Whittington Hospital and KCH, he trained in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene. He has been Professor of Psychiatry at Cambridge since 2000 and in October 2014 stepped down as Head of Department to become Deputy Head of the School of Clinical Medicine. He has been a NIHR CLARHC Director since 2008 and is a NIHR Senior Investigator.

Departments and Institutes

Professor of Psychiatry

Research Interests

Peter’s research interests are in the epidemiology of mental illness, particularly early life determinants, and in evaluation of effective interventions at the individual and system level. Clinically he led the award winning CAMEO.nhs.uk early intervention service until taking on his NIHR responsibilities in the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care East of England, a partnership between researchers and health services to accelerate the generation and application of evidence from applied health research in policy and practice.


  • psychiatry