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Clinical Professor in Psychological Medicine/Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist

Applications are invited for this exciting new post in the School of Medicine, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS). This major initiative is designed to strengthen the University’s pursuit of ambitious goals, actively progressing our research objectives in Applied Health Research. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation of a strategy for research, with specific focus on mental health problems in physical health and healthcare.

You will lead the Academic Unit of Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences’ newly-developed Centre for Psychological Medicine, which will bring together clinicians and academics from a range of backgrounds with a shared interest in the overlaps between physical and mental health.  You will develop and lead a personal research programme and will also contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate student education. 

This is a strategic appointment at the University of Leeds which has a close partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) within which you will work clinically. There are strong clinical services in liaison psychiatry and clinical health psychology in the Trust, with which you will work closely.

You will have ambition and vision for developing academic success, delivering academic excellence and a plan for financial sustainability. You will have impressive goals and be expected to work closely with colleagues in the University to pursue a significant world-renowned portfolio of research. You will be expected to contribute to University initiatives for major infrastructure and programmatic funding including NIHR and MRC Centre bids.

You should have an international reputation in research in the area of psychological medicine and a significant record of administrative and teaching skills.  You will be responsible for developing a vision for a research at the forefront internationally. It is, therefore, essential that candidates have experience of leading with multi-professional research at internationally excellent standards, as well as effective leadership and change management skills.

You will be expected to have a postgraduate research degree, hold the MRCPsych or equivalent, and be included on the GMC’s Specialist Register for Psychiatry.

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies ( The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Bronze award in 2013.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Salary will be on the New Consultant Contract (£75,249 - £101,451 p.a.) depending upon seniority within the consultant contract 

Informal enquiries regarding the post should be directed Professor Allan House, Professor of Liaison Psychiatry (, 01133432725), or Professor Andrew Hill, Head of AUPBS (, 01133432734).

If you have any specific enquiries about your online application please contact Sue Curry, email Tel +44(0)113 343 1845 or Sue Davis,, Tel +44(0)113 343 0831

As part of the application process you will be required to upload the following documents:

1. A CV;
2. A supporting statement


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS)
Section:  Academic Unit of Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences
Category:  Clinical
Grade:  New Consultant Scale
Salary:  £75,249 to £101,451
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 22 January 2016
Closing Date:  Sunday 13 March 2016
Reference:  MHIHS1070
Downloads:  Job Description  

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