William Parry-Jones

Biography of William Parry-Jones

William Llewelyn Parry-Jones (1935-1997) was Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University from 1987 until his death in 1997. He was the founder of the Glasgow Trauma Consultation Group.

A graduate of Cambridge (MD, 1969), Parry-Jones was a clinician and teacher as well as a distinguished historian of psychiatry. He was appointed Director of Adolescent Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital in Oxford in 1972, and, at Glasgow from 1987, became an authority on the consequences of traumatic experience on young people and adolescents and on the history of eating disorders. His book, The Trade in Lunacy: A Study of Private Madhouses in England in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (1972, was recognised as a groundbreaking contribution to the social history of psychiatry.


William Parry-Jones

Born 1935.
Died 20 July 1997.
University Link: Professor
Occupation categories: psychiatrists
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Record last updated: 17th Aug 2008

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