Consultant Psychiatrist, Bestselling Author

& CEO Chimp Management

Prof Steve Peters

BA, PGCE, MBBS, MEd, MRCPsych, PhD, DSc, Dip Sports Med

  • Creator of the Chimp Management Mind Model

  • #1 Best-Selling Author

  • Consultant to world-class athletes and teams

  • Media Expert in Mental Health

Experiences in Psychiatry & Education

Clinical Director of Mental Health Services within the NHS

Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at Rampton Secure Hospital

Senior Clinical Lecturer of Medicine & Undergraduate Dean at Sheffield University

Professor Steve Peters

Full Bio

Professor Steve Peters is a medical doctor; he specialises in mental health and the functioning of the human mind.

He has dedicated his working life to help people get the best out of themselves and to be in a good place.

Steve’s work past and present in the field of psychiatry and education includes: Clinical Director of Mental Health Services within the NHS at a district hospital, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at Rampton, Senior Clinical Lecturer of Medicine and Undergraduate Dean at Sheffield University, and visiting Professor at Derby University. He has spent 20 years as an examination panel member at the Royal College of Psychiatry and has been an expert advisor to World Anti-doping Agency.
He has been a consultant to over 20 Olympic and national sporting teams including Liverpool FC, British Cycling, GB Taekwondo, England Rugby and England Football. Outside of elite sport, Prof Peters works with CEOs, senior executives, teachers, students, hospital staff and patients. Steven GerrardSir Chris HoyRonnie O’SullivanVictoria PendletonKatarina Johnson-ThompsonLee WestwoodJonathan TrottRaheem Sterling, and Jordan Henderson are people that have all spoken publicly about how Prof Peters’ has helped them during their career.
Professor Peters is also a best-selling author, and his latest book ‘A Path through the Jungle’ was published in 2021. Steve has also authored 3 other books including the bestselling self-help book of all time in the UK, The Chimp Paradox, which has sold over a million copies – as per Nielsen TCM Chart 2020. Other achievements include attending Downing Street for winning the senate award twice for his excellence in teaching.
For fun, Steve competes in track and field athletics and has held multiple World Masters Champion titles and world records over the 100, 200 and 400 metres.

Media Videos


Diary of a CEO


BBC Breakfast


The One Show


Russell Howard Show







Steven Bartlett

BBC Dragon’s Den and host of #1 podcast ’The Diary of a CEO’

“A Path through the Jungle is one of my top 3 favourite books of all time. I adore because of the depth of wisdom and the potential to change your life”

Sir Chris Hoy

Six times Olympic Champion

“Steve Peters changed my life and my career and I owe my Olympic medals to him”

Steven Gerrard

Former Liverpool and England Football Captain

“If you buy in to him he is the best….I’ve found my most consistent form for Liverpool and England since I’ve been working with Steve”

Victoria Pendleton

Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth Champion
“He entirely changed the course of my life…I love him dearly” 


Over 2 Million book sales

Latest Release: A Path through the Jungle

This book will help you to become robust and resilient 

A Path through the Jungle offers a structured programme with exercises and practical real-life examples. This book will help you to improve in areas such as:

  • Managing stress and anxiety
  • Improved relationships
  • Emotional management
  • Grief and loss
  • Self-confidence
  • Peace of mind
  • Happiness
  • Managing stress
A Path Through the Jungle
A Path Through the Jungle

A Path through the Jungle


my hidden chimp

My Hidden Chimp


the silent guides

The Silent Guides


the chimp paradox

The Chimp Paradox


Hay Festival 2015 Steve Peters 3315715k


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