Peter qualified in medicine at Westminster Medical School, London. Having first worked as a physician at The Whittington Hospital and KCH, he trained in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry, and in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene. He has been Professor of Psychiatry at Cambridge since 2000, Head of Department of Psychiatry from 2000-2014, and Deputy Head of the School of Clinical Medicine since 2014.
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. He began collaborating with Paula Rantakallio and colleagues in the North Finland birth cohort team in 1993 and received an honorary doctorate from the Medical Faculty at the University of Oulu in 2006.
Clinically, Peter co-led the award winning CAMEO.nhs.uk early intervention service until taking on his NIHR responsibilities in the Applied Research Collaboration East of England and its predecessors but continues to practise as a consultant psychiatrist in this service for young adults with psychosis.
Last updated: 10.12.2019