About the authors

Peter Tyrer, MD, FRCPsych, FRCP, FFPHM, FMedSci

Professor Peter Tyrer

Peter Tyrer is Professor of Community Psychiatry at Imperial College. He has been involved in research into personality disorder since 1966 and is concerned that it is still under-recognised.


His current research is into the impact of personality disorder on outcome of mental disorders and the evaluation of new treatments. He is Editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry but this work is quite independent of any editorial role.


Email: p.tyrer@imperial.ac.uk


Declaration of interests: None



Caroline Methuen, MBBS, MRCPsych, CASLAT

Dr Caroline Methuen

Caroline Methuen is currently an SpR in London. She has a particular interest in medical education and recently completed a 2 year teaching fellowship post as an honorary clinical lecturer at Imperial College London, during which time she developed an e-learning site for the psychiatry undergraduate course.


She obtained a Certificate of Advanced Study in Learning and Teaching (CASLAT) at the centre for Educational Development at Imperial and she is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 


Declaration of interests: None


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