Human Resources

Lecturer in Mental Health - QMUL25789

Department: Wolfson Institute for Population Health
Salary: £43,069 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL25789
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 22-Sep-2021
Closing date: 31-Oct-2021

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About the Role

The Centre for Psychiatry and Mental Health, Wolfson Institute of Population Health at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) invites applications for the non-clinical post of Lecturer in Mental Health

The Lecturer will contribute to the intellectual life of the School / Institute and wider institution. They will contribute to the delivery of high-quality teaching, assessment and scholarly activity for postgraduate courses in Mental Health, including the MSc/MRes Mental Health: Psychological Therapies and MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health, together with development and delivery of new courses (e.g. MSc Preventive Medicine) and related administration.

About You

The successful candidate will have experience of teaching at a postgraduate or undergraduate level, as well as a good understanding of student support needs and a high-quality pedagogical publication record. A PhD in psychology, mental health or social sciences or learning methods, or Professional Doctorate in Psychology (DClinPsy, ForenPsyD or equivalent) is essential.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

The Centre for Psychiatry and Mental Health is at the forefront of research internationally into the prevention and treatment of mental illness through biopsychosocial mechanisms. We also have an active suite of postgraduate teaching in mental health, including programmes on psychological therapies; cultural and global perspectives on mental health; creative arts and mental health; and forensic psychology and mental health, with over 200 students in 2020/21. These programmes provide students with a unique, culturally informed approach to clinical and research work in mental health settings.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Whitechapel Campus in London. It is a full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 12 months. The starting salary will be Grade 5, £43,069 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Mark Freestone at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 31 October 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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