Stefan Priebe graduated in Psychology and Medicine, and qualified as Neurologist, Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist in Germany. Since 1997 he has been Professor for Social and Community Psychiatry at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL). He is also Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Service Development, Director of the NIHR Global Health Research Group for Developing Psycho-Social Interventions, Deputy Director of a registered Clinical Trials Unit (all at QMUL), and R&D Director of East London NHS Foundation Trust.
He heads a Department in East London which runs several programmes focusing on understanding, modifying and utilising social interactions to reduce mental distress.
He is the Principal Investigator of the NIHR Global Health Research Group on developing psycho-social interventions.