Prof Steve Peters

Consultant psychiatrist, best-selling author and CEO Chimp Management Ltd

Prof Steve Peters

Professor Steve Peters BA, PGCE, MBBS, MEd, MRCPsych, PhD, DSc, Dip Sports Med is a medical doctor. He specialises in mental health and the functioning of the human mind. He has dedicated his working life to helping people get the best out of themselves and to be in a good place.

Steve's work, past and present, in the field of psychiatry and education, includes: Clinical Director of Mental Health Services within the NHS at a district hospital; Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at Rampton; Senior Clinical Lecturer of Medicine and Undergraduate Dean at Sheffield University; and Visiting Professor at Derby University. He has spent 20 years as an examination panel member at the Royal College of Psychiatry and has been an expert advisor to the World Anti-Doping Agency.

He has been a consultant to over 20 Olympic and national sporting teams including Liverpool FC, British Cycling, GB Taekwondo, England Rugby and England Football. Outside of elite sport, Professor Peters works with CEOs, senior executives, teachers, students, hospital staff and patients. Steven Gerrard, Sir Chris Hoy, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Victoria Pendleton, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Lee Westwood, Jonathan Trott and Raheem Sterling are people that have all spoken publicly about how Professor Peters has helped them during their career.

Professor Peters is also a best-selling author, and his latest work, A Path through the Jungle, was published in 2021. Steve has also authored three other books, including the best-selling self-help book of all time in the UK, The Chimp Paradox, which has sold over a million copies - as per Nielson TCM Chart 2020. Other achievements include attending Downing Street for winning the senate award twice for his excellence in teaching.

For fun, Steve competes in track and field athletics and has held multiple World Masters Champion titles and world records over the 100, 200 and 400 metres,