Welsh Government

Professor Ian Jones

Department and Institution

School of Medicine, Cardiff University

Current Post

Director/Clinical Professor, National Centre for Mental Health

Primary Research Field

Ian Jones is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences at Cardiff University. He is also an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust. His research interests relate to bipolar spectrum disorders and in particular the relationship of mood disorders to childbirth. Professor Jones' clinical interest is in the identification and management of women at high risk of severe postpartum episodes.

Contact details

jonesir1@cardiff.ac.uk

02920 688327

Biography

 

Ian Jones is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences at Cardiff University, and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust. He is also Director of the National Centre for Mental Health. He is the clinical lead for the Cardiff University Psychiatry Service (CUPS) which offers second opinions for mood and psychotic disorders and leads a clinical service offering pre-conception counselling to women with severe mental illness. He is director of BEP-C, a group psychoeducation programme for bipolar disorder. Ian is a trustee, past chair and scientific adviser to Action on Postpartum Psychosis.

His research interests relate to bipolar spectrum disorders and in particular the relationship of mood disorders to childbirth. Ian’s clinical interest is in the identification and management of women at high risk of severe postpartum episodes.

Ian graduated from St Georges Medical School in London and then trained in General Medicine and Psychiatry in South Wales. He joined Professor 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.