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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:

I would be pleased to hear from PhD students interested in researching conceptual models in the field of mental health, including historical research, research into psychiatric diagnosis and psychological formulation.

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)