Director of Institute of Mental Health

Opening Date:
21 Jul 2014
Closing Date:
9 Sep 2014
Salary Range:

The Institute is the UK’s prime location for inter-disciplinary research in the mental health field, and encompasses a wide range of disciplines including psychiatry, psychology, sociology, business, law, nursing, economics and statistics. It is particularly strong in translational neuroimaging, personality disorder, ADHD, systematic reviewing, implementation and organisation/service innovation. It incorporates a number of research related units and networks, such as hubs of both the Mental Health Research Network and the Primary Care Research Network, CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care), the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group and a growing portfolio of international projects in Europe and China.

As Director, you will be expected to provide innovative leadership to the Institute, in particular in driving its research agenda in the UK and internationally. You will be expected to inspire and influence colleagues, collaborators and funders across the whole research spectrum, including specifically in research of immediate relevance to healthcare and patients. You will be skilled at establishing and maintaining partnerships across disciplines and specialties. You will have a strong personal research programme and you will expect to help lead, facilitate and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching with the University and Trust. You may or may not have a professional qualification in medicine (e.g. psychiatry), psychology or another discipline. If you do, the University-Trust partnership is prepared to be creative in your job-planning if you wish to continue clinical service alongside your leadership, research and teaching roles.

This is a joint appointment between the University of Nottingham and the Nottinghamshire NHS Trust, with the University the substantive employer. You will be employed at Professorial level within the University. Terms and conditions will be commensurate with experience and international seniority