Professor Peter Clayton

Non Executive Director

Peter Clayton graduated from Manchester University Medical School in 1984. He did his early paediatric training around Manchester before embarking on an academic career in Paediatric Endocrinology. He spent time at the University of Virginia, USA as a MRC Travelling Fellow.

He is Professor of Child Health and Paediatric Endocrinology and an honorary consultant at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and at the Christie Hospital. His primary research interest is centred on understanding mechanisms leading to disordered growth and development.

He has been Director of the Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria NIHR Medicines for Children Local research network, and co-Director of the Greater Manchester NIHR Local Clinical research network. He has led the Women and Children’s Domain of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre.

He led on training in the NIHR Manchester Genomics Biomedical research centre, and managed the Academic Clinical Lecturers in the Manchester Integrated Clinical Academic Training programme.

He has held positions in the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology, the Society for Endocrinology and is currently Secretary-General of the European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Chair of the International Consortium of Pediatric Endocrinology.

He has held various leadership positions at the University of Manchester, most recently Director of the Institute of Human Development in the Faculty of Medical & Human Sciences and then Head of the School of Medical Sciences in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health.