Lives of the fellows

John Price

b.29 May 1932 d.29 December 2014

John Price was a professor of psychiatry at the University of Queensland. He was born in Wolverhampton, the son of John Price, a civil servant, and was educated at Wolverhampton Grammar School. He went on to study medicine at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London.

From 1956 to 1957 he was a house physician at the Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton. He then carried out his National Service in the RAMC.

In 1963 he was appointed as a medical registrar at Liverpool Royal Infirmary. Three years later, he was a Bates research fellow for the Mental Health Research Fund. From 1967 to 1968 he was a visiting fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and in 1968 he became a lecturer in psychiatry at the University of Liverpool.

In the early 1970s he was appointed as a consultant psychiatrist to the government of Fiji. From 1974 he was a reader in psychiatry at the University of Queensland. He subsequently became a professor.

At the time of his election to the fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians he stated that he enjoyed music, gardening, swimming and ‘collecting penguins’. He also travelled widely in the South Pacific, having visited or lived in Fiji, Tonga, Western Samoa, American Samoa, the Cook Islands and Tahiti.

In 1961 he married Jeanne Francis Sanders. They had a daughter, Liz, and three sons – William, Robert and John.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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