Prof Steve Peters


Prof Steve Peters

MD MBBS MRCPsych BA PGCE MEd (medical) Dip. Sports Med. Consultant Psychiatrist / Undergraduate Dean Sheffield Medical School.

Prof Steve Peters is a Consultant Psychiatrist who specialises in the functioning of the human mind. He currently works across a range of areas including corporate work, health, education, elite sport and with members of the public. In all areas he helps people to understand how their mind works and to gain insight into their own unique mind and situation. By skill acquisition he helps an individual or team to get the best out of them self and others around them.

His career began with teaching Mathematics and then moved on to Medicine. He has worked in the clinical field of Psychiatry mainly in the national Health Service for the past thirty years including Clinical Director of the Mental Health Services at Bassetlaw Trust, and culminating in working at Rampton Secure Hospital in forensic psychiatry working with dangerous personality disorders. Steve has been with Sheffield University as a Senior Clinical Lecturer in medicine since 1994 and is also Undergraduate Dean. He holds degrees in Mathematics, Medicine and Medical Education (Masters Degree) and also postgraduate qualifications in Sports Medicine, Education and Psychiatry. He also has a Chair with Derby University as a visiting Professor.

Steve has regular media work with appearances on television and radio discussing many topics. He has worked in elite sport for over fifteen years and some of his clients, past and present, include: British Cycling, GB Taekwondo, England Rugby, England Football, Liverpool football club, British Swimming, UK Track and Field, Sky Procycling, Masters Golf and World Snooker.

He is a member of the Royal College and is on the College Membership Panel for examinations; A member of the Therapeutic Use Exemption Panel for UK Sport and an expert witness to WADA (World Anti-doping Agency); Chair of the Anti-doping and medicine Committee for the World Masters Athletics; and is the CEO of his own charity supporting company Chimp Management. He is the author of the best selling personal development book ‘The Chimp Paradox’.

For fun, he competes in Track and Field Athletics and has held multiple World Masters Champion Titles and World Records over the 100, 200 and 400 metres.