Professor Ian Jones


Honorary Professor of Psychiatry - Mood Disorders Research Group

Mood Disorders Research Group

Ian Jones is Professor of Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Cardiff University. He was appointed Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Worcester in 2016. He is a member of the Mood Disorders Research Group.

Ian graduated from St Georges Medical School in London and then trained in General Medicine and Psychiatry in South Wales. He joined Professor Nick Craddock’s team in the mood disorders group in Cardiff University as a clinical research fellow and was then awarded a Wellcome Trust Training Fellowship at the University of Birmingham spending a year at Virginia Commonwealth University in the US. Before taking up his current post in Cardiff he was Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Birmingham.

Ian's research focuses on bipolar disorder and postpartum psychosis. He has authored or co-authored over 200 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 (Bipolar Education Programme Cymru) was awarded the British Medical Journal (BMJ) award for innovation in medicine. With Professor Lisa Jones, he leads the UK Bipolar Disorder Research Network.