Professor Peter Hepper undertook a BSc(Hons) in Psychology at the University of Exeter and then moved to the psychology department in Durham to complete a PhD on "Kin Recognition in the Rat" supervised by Prof MJ Morgan. Peter then went to Queen’s Belfast and was appointed as Professor in 1993. A chartered psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Peter was awarded The Thomas R. Verny Award for Outstanding Contributions to Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health in 2007. Website: Email: