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Professor Peter Kinderman MA MSc PhD

Professor of Clinical Psychology Primary Care & Mental Health


Personal Statement

I am professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, and a Clinical Psychologist in independent practice (I retired from an honorary appointment with Mersey Care NHS Trust in 2020).

My most recent relevant publications are:

Kinderman P (2014) A Prescription for Psychiatry: Why We Need a Whole New Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing. Palgrave Macmillan, London. Find it here:

Kinderman P (2014) New Laws of Psychology: Why Nature and Nurture Alone Can't Explain Human Behaviour. Constable & Robinson, London. Find it here:.

I am also the creator of a free, online, open-access course exploring our understanding of mental health and well-being. Find it here:

Prizes or Honours

  • May Davidson Award (Bristish Psychological Society, 2000)

Other Personal Distinctions

  • Member, Advisory Panel, EU Fundamental Rights Agency (EU Fundamental Rights Agency, 2008)