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Professor Ian Jones

Professor of perinatal psychiatry, Cardiff University.

Ian Jones is Professor of Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist at Cardiff University. He is Director of the National Centre for Mental Health ( and with colleagues leads the Bipolar Disorder Research Network ( NCMH has recruited over 25,000 people with mental health problems to its research cohort and BDRN has involved over 7,000 people with bipolar disorder from around the UK in research.

He leads the Cardiff University Psychiatry Service (CUPS) and a clinical service offering pre-conception counselling to women with severe mental illness. He is Director of BEP-C, a big lottery funded group psychoeducation programme for bipolar disorder.  His research focuses on bipolar disorder and postpartum psychosis. He has authored or co-authored over 350 publications and book chapters. He has been awarded the Marcé Medal for his research on Postpartum Psychosis and was named Academic Psychiatrist of the Year at the RCPsych Awards 2013. In 2014 BEP-C was awarded the British Medical Journal (BMJ) award for innovation in medicine.

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