Lecturer / Senior lecturer in Psychology – Guildford, Surrey

Lecturer / Senior lecturer in Psychology

Guildford, Surrey




As a result of the expansion in Clinical Psychology Doctoral training there is an exciting opportunity for an innovative researcher to join the Clinical Psychology Research Team as Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (dependent on experience). The role will be based in the School of Psychology at the University of Surrey, which has an outstanding reputation for applied psychology training and research. We seek to appoint an emerging leader in Clinical Psychology/ mental health research with research ambition and a drive to produce impactful interventions for people experiencing distress, their families, and/or the professionals who work with them. 

We welcome applications from people located in Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Community Psychology or mental health/distress more broadly, and whose research addresses social justice, health inequalities or under-served communities. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work focuses on qualitative or mixed methodologies, underpinned by a comprehensive understanding of theory, and adopts collaborative or co-design approach with those who experience mental distress.

The Clinical Psychology Team are a welcoming, innovative and cohesive group with a wide variety of research interests and expertise in training. We are looking to appoint a researcher who will enhance or complement our existing research strengths reflected in our three research groups:

  • Applied Clinical and Health Psychology – including developing interventions to support better perinatal mental health, aging well, living with long-term illness and disability, disordered eating.
  • Social Justice and Inequalities in Mental Health – including increasing access to psychological therapies for underserved communities, tackling mental health stigma, locating distress in social context (such as poverty, war/conflict, violence, trauma, abuse, and discrimination), this intersection of distress with race, class, sexuality, gender, disability, and other social inequalities.
  • Pedagogical Research – exploring effective teaching and training methods and implementation across the Department of Psychological Interventions.

You will be joining a vibrant Department with an active research culture and a clear remit to develop and extend the reach of Clinical Psychological research. We are keen to appoint someone that works well as a member of a team, is passionate about developing the research capabilities of our Clinical Trainees and is motivated to supervise doctoral research projects to the best possible standard. All post-holders will hold a doctorate in psychology, or equivalent, and contribute directly to research, teaching and learning and administration. In addition to the salary, you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement, excellent development opportunities, and access to an on-site nursery.

Interviews will be held 3rd April 2023

Further information about the University and the School of Psychology can be found at: www.surrey.ac.uk/clinical-psychology For an informal discussion please contact Dr Kimberley Smith ([email protected] research lead for Applied Clinical and Health Psychology) or Dr Hannah Frith [email protected] research lead for Social Justice and Inequalities in Mental Health)

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.





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