Professor Peter Hill - child and adolescent psychologist, London.

Professor Peter Hill


35 Great James Street
London WC1N 3HB

Tel: 020 7486 2332


Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

What my qualifications are...


I am a medical doctor, a physician. I qualified in medicine and surgery from Cambridge University in 1969: MB BChir. I am a registered medical practitioner, listed by the General Medical Council with a licence to practice and specialist status as a psychiatrist. My GMC number is 1424692.

Once qualified as a doctor I spent ten years in postgraduate clinical training.

The medical Royal Colleges grant Membership of their Colleges to doctors who have completed postgraduate training in their specialty and passed their postgraduate examinations. Membership may later be elevated to Fellowship, the highest honour, by election on the basis of merit. I am pleased to have been a Member and am now a Fellow of three Royal Colleges:

Physicians (general hospital medicine) FRCP
Psychiatrists (general psychiatry) FRCPsych
Paediatrics and Child Health FRCPCH

There is no qualification that indicates completed specialist training in child and adolescent psychiatry though all consultant child and adolescent psychiatrists will have completed a higher training programme which lasts three to four years on top of general psychiatric training.

An MD degree in the UK is a research degree based on a thesis. Like the majority of UK doctors I've never bothered with this.

Professor is a university title (a ‘chair’) awarded usually by competition for a post often as Head of Department. When I was appointed as Professor in the University of London in 1992 it was a rare honour. I have retired from the University as a salaried employee but the title endures. I am still visiting Professor at St George’s London.