Professor Edgar Jones

Professor Jones has been a careif Trustee since 2006 and has lead a number of careif initiatives including the “Careif Railway Suicides in the UK Study”, (2014) and with Professor Kamaldeep Bhui, Careif Co-Founder and Director, has emerged as a leading expert in the field of Violent Radicalisation and Terrorism. Jones is Professor of the History of Medicine and Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry and King’s Centre for Military Health Research. He originally trained as an historian before completing a doctorate at Guy’s Hospital in clinical psychopathology and training as an analytical psychotherapist.

He is programme leader for the MSc in War and Psychiatry and has worked in the field of military psychiatry conducting studies on shell shock, Gulf War syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition, he has researched the problems of prisoners-of-war and the effectiveness of interventions designed to re-integrate them into civilian society. He is the co-author of Shell Shock to PTSD, Military Psychiatry from 1900 to the Gulf, Hove: Psychology Press, Maudsley Monograph (2005). He recently conducted a study of morale in the armed forces and the impact of entertainment for the British Forces Foundation.