Professor Jeffrey Max matriculated from King David High School, Linksfield in 1976 where he was Vice Head Boy. He then went onto study Medicine at Wits Medical School. He furthered his training in General Psychiatry as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Brown University in the USA. He began his research career at the University of Iowa where he established himself as a nationally recognised investigator in the area of psychiatric outcome of traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents. He currently works at the University of California, San Diego where he is recognized internationally for his research in paediatric traumatic brain injury and paediatric stroke.