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Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology

Life & Health Sciences

Salary:  £49,149 to £56,950 per annum
Grade:  Grade 10
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 15 April 2018
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  R180088

Led by an ambitious research and development strategy, we are seeking to build on our established strengths. As part of this initiative, the School of Life and Health Sciences is seeking to appoint a new colleague who will contribute to the research and teaching profile in Health Psychology at Aston University.  

Candidates for the Senior Lectureship in Health Psychology should have a strong track record in Health Psychology research evidenced by successful independent research activity including securing external research funding and publications in peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an excellent track record of effective teaching in Health Psychology and an enthusiasm to engage in the strategic development of teaching programmes. We are particularly seeking candidates with expertise and experience in teaching and advising researchers on advanced statistics and quantitative research methods relevant to Health Psychology. HCPC registration as a Health Psychologist or eligibility to register would be advantageous. 

Members of the Psychology Department are members of either the Applied Health Research Group (AHRG) or the Basic and Applied Neurosciences Group (BANG). Further information about research activities may be found at and The successful candidate will join an established group of Health Psychologists who deliver accredited on-campus and online MSc programmes in Health Psychology, provide Stage 2 and PhD supervision and contribute to undergraduate teaching. 

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the necessary teamwork skills to foster collaboration with existing colleagues and to build links both within the University and externally, and the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development. The successful candidate will have a 2.1 or 1st class degree (or equivalent) in Psychology or an aligned field, and a Doctorate in a Health Psychology area.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Head of Psychology, Professor Helen Pattison (0121-204 4073; email: ) for informal discussion about the posts before applying. You may also wish to consult the Research Directors, Dr Claire Farrow for AHRG (0121-204 5384; email: and Professor Brian Roberts for BANG (0121-204 3887; email: Our web site at provides further details about the School of Life & Health Sciences.

Interviews are due to take place week commencing 14 May 2018.

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