Peter Huxley qualified as a social worker in Manchester in 1971. He went on to complete his Masters and PhD under the supervision of Sir David Goldberg, with whom he co-authored ‘Mental Illness in the Community: The pathway to psychiatric care’, and ‘Common Mental Disorder: a Biosocial Model’.
He has published 11 books, and over 150 peer reviewed papers in mental health and social work. He has undertaken research collaboration over 15 years in Boulder Colorado, with his colleague Dr. Richard Warner. He has helped to develop a number of very widely used social outcome measures, such as the Lancashire Quality of Life Profile, The Manchester Short Assessment of Quality of Life (MANSA) , The Social and Community Opportunities Profile (SCOPE), and the UK Resource Generator, a measure of social capital.
He is working on the translation of the SCOPE into Cantonese for use by mental health NGOS in Hong Kong (funded by ESRC). His research collaborators come from Hong Kong, Singapore, the USA, Russia, Norway, Israel Australia, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and the UK.