Papers of William Parry-Jones, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Biographical material including CVs and items relating to William Parry-Jones’ education, 1953-1997;
  • Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Glasgow, diaries, reports, minutes and presentations, 1982-1996;
  • National Marriage Guidance Council, lectures and articles, 1973-1983;
  • Oxfordshire Area Health Authority, minutes, reports and research papers, 1969-1987;
  • Postgraduate training, undergraduate teaching and nurse training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, lecture notes, 1969-1990;
  • Publications, research and guest lecturing re Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Eating disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and History of psychiatry, 1962-1999.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Parry-Jones was born in 1935, and was educated at Llangefni Grammar School in Anglesey, Caius College, Cambridge and the London Hospital Medical School. Registrar in psychiatry at the North Wales Hospital for Mental and Nervous Disorders in Denbigh, 1961-1965. Senior Registrar at Littlemore Hospital, Oxford then at Warneford Hospital, Oxford. Clinical lecturer in psychiatry at Oxford University, 1969-1987. Consultant in charge of the Highfield Adolescent Unit, Oxford, 1972-1987. Professor of child and adolescent psychiatry in Glasgow University from 1987-1997. He came to prominence in the aftermath of the Lockerbie disaster and later applied his expertise in post traumatic stress disorder for the benefit of young people in the Balkans. He was also a pioneering historian of psychiatry and active in marriage guidance counselling.


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Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

Mrs B Parry-Jones and Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow.

Other Finding Aids

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Appraisal Information

Appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.


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