Professor Peter Hill
MA MB BChir FRCP FRCPCH FRCPsych
35 Great James Street
London WC1N 3HB
Tel: 020 7486 2332
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
I am a medical doctor (rather than a psychologist) who specialises in the psychiatry of children and teenagers.
Having trained at Cambridge University and St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, 1 qualified as a doctor in 1969. I first worked for three years in general hospital medicine with adults and children. I then chose to train at the Maudsley Hospital in general psychiatry first, and child and adolescent psychiatry later. My ten years of postgraduate training and examinations led to three Fellowships (the highest awarded honours) at the Royal Colleges of Psychiatrists, Physicians, and Paediatrics and Child Health.
In 1979 I moved to St. George's Hospital and Medical School, London, as senior lecturer and consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry. I became head of the department of child and adolescent psychiatry in the medical school, and was appointed Professor of Child Mental Health by the University of London, one of only six similar posts in the UK at that time. My clinical work as a clinical consultant there was extensive.
Later I moved to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, taking up a post in which I saw only complicated cases referred by other consultants from all over the country. This was enormously satisfying, but I found the additional administrative tasks, particularly as head of department, tedious. I resigned in order to spend all my time seeing patients firstly in Wimpole Street, then 27 Harley Street and now at 35 Great James Street.
I have been an advisor on clinical services and treatments for children to governmental departments and corporations internationally. I am currently most active as a medical advisor to the Attention Deficit Disorders Information and Support Service (ADDISS) and to the UK ADHD Partnership (UKAP). I am listed in Debrett's People of Today, Who's Who, Marquis Who's Who and the Tatler Doctors Guide: Britain's 250 Top Consultants.
I have been particularly interested in medicines for children and their safety, and I have contributed to work by major British and European institutions and regulatory bodies in this field. I lecture internationally on the sorts of clinical problems that I see most often with particular emphasis on their treatment.