Prof. Peter Fonagy, OBE

Prof. Peter Fonagy, OBE

Professor Peter Fonagy is the Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis and Head of the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at University College London; Chief Executive of the Anna Freud Centre, London; Consultant to the Child and Family Programme at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine; and holds visiting professorships at Yale and Harvard Medical Schools.

Peter is also the National Clinical Adviser on children and young people’s mental health, NHS England, Programme Director of the UCL Partners Integrated Mental Health programme and Director of R&D at North East London Foundation. He is leader of the Mental Health theme in the North Thames CLAHRC and a Senior Investigator for the National Institute of Health Research. He has occupied a number of key national leadership positions including Chair of the Outcomes Measurement Reference Group at the Department of Health, Chair of three NICE Guideline Development Groups, and Chair of the Strategy Group for National Occupational Standards for Psychological Therapies.