Peter Fenwick has a long and distinguished involvement in the area of Neurophysiology, Neuropsychiatry and Sleep disorders.
He graduated from Cambridge University and subsequently trained in General Medicine, Neurophysiology, and Psychiatry rapidly becoming an authority in the areas of Neuropsychiatry, Epilepsy and Sleep.
Dr. Fenwick became the head of the Neurophysiology, Sleep and Epilepsy Unit at the Institute of Psychiatry & Maudsley Hospital, which he ran for twenty years. In that time he was also chairman of the Scientific and Medical Network, a group of doctors and scientists seeking to deepen understanding in science and medicine.
He has had a longstanding interest in brain function, the relationship of the mind and the brain, and the “problem” of consciousness. He has an extensive research record and has published over 240 papers in medical and scientific journals on brain function and also several books.
Peter Fenwick is considered a world authority in the area of Neuroscience. Peter is a member of The British Society for Clinical Neurophysiology, The EEG Society, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1979. The Research Panel on Death and Dying (Chairman,1980), The American Epilepsy Association 1980, The Association of British Clinical Neurophysiologists, The Medical and Scientific Network (Chairman,1987),The British Neuropsychiatry Association, The European Association for the Study of Dreams (Chairman, 1988), E.C.N.E. Board Representative. The International Society for Neuroimaging in Psychiatry, The British Sleep Society, The Court of Electors, Royal College of Psychiatrists (1991 – 1996), Secretary of States Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency Alcohol and Psychiatric sub-committees.
In addition, he is on or has served on the editorial board of the following journals:
- Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry (JNNP) from1985 - 1988.
- Brain Topography (1988 – 1991).
- Journal of Epilepsy and Behaviour (2000 – 2005)
- Psychiatry Research, Neuroimaging since 1985
- Journal of Consciousness since 1993
- Archives of Indian Psychiatry since 1994.