Human Resources

Chair in Psychological Medicine - QMUL18239

Department: Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
Salary: £77,913 - £105,042 per annum depending on seniority
Reference: QMUL18239
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 12-Sep-2019
Closing date: 15-Dec-2019

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Chair in Psychological Medicine and Honorary Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry
Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry and East London NHS Foundation Trust

QMUL invites applications from scholars of international distinction for an appointment at the rank of Chair in Psychological Medicine/Psychiatry. 

Queen Mary University of London is one of the world’s leading universities (in the top one per cent of universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education). We have an impressive reputation for academic excellence, reinforced by our membership of the Russell Group of leading UK universities, which helps us to attract some of the brightest minds to study, teach and research here. 

We are at the forefront of research internationally into the prevention and treatment of mental illness through biopsychosocial mechanisms. We are particularly active in programmes of research on public mental health, health promotion, prevention and early intervention. Programmes include work in health services, and population studies of complex risk and protective factors, and health inequalities. We have an international reputation for cultural, social and environmental epidemiology and trials of complex interventions. 

This is a new post to meet the needs of our population with multiple morbidities at East London Foundation NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) and to contribute to the delivery of high-quality research and teaching at Queen Mary University of London. 
Candidates should have a PhD or MD in psychiatry, psychology or a related field. We are open to consider all fields of psychiatry, although especially interested in psychological medicine and chronic disease in populations. 

Please see the Job Profile for more information.

The post is indefinite. The salary will depend on seniority. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, a defined contribution pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.  
The Wolfson Institute requires applicants to provide all certificates at interview to confirm their qualifications (as specified in the Job Description).

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Professor Kamaldeep Bhui at

Queries regarding the application process should go to
To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL10884. 

The closing date is 15 December 2019. 

The interviews are expected to be held in January/February 2020.  

The Barts and The School of Medicine and Dentistry and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.
The Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

Valuing Diversity and Committed to Equality

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