Clinical Associate Professor in Old Age Psychiatry University of Nottingham School of Medicine - Division of Psychiatry & Applied Psychology United Kingdom

Clinical Associate Professor in Old Age Psychiatry

Closing Date
Monday, 29th April 2019
Job Type
Clinical Academic
School of Medicine - Division of Psychiatry & Applied Psychology
£77913 to £105042 per annum, depending on skills and experience.

The University of Nottingham invites applications for a Clinical Associate Professor in Old Age Psychiatry. The person appointed will be expected to have a primary research commitment in conjunction with teaching and clinical service responsibilities. 


The job plan will encompass 5 University, and 5 NHS programmed activities in old age psychiatry, provided at the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NottsHC). The Division of Psychiatry & Applied Psychology and the Centre for Dementia at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) provides a wide range of research opportunities in dementia and old age psychiatry including a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) specialising in mental health and technology 


The purpose of the role is to develop world class research, teaching and clinical care in the field of old age psychiatry including dementia.  The appointee will be expected to actively lead research in the Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology and to contribute to medical education and leadership within the School of Medicine. The successful candidate is expected to have expertise in dementia and old age psychiatry research and particularly, they will bring existing research strengths to devise, and undertake, their own research programme within their specialist field of interest. 


The Centre for Dementia has significant NIHR, ESRC, and EU grant income and research interests in psychosocial aspects of dementia, epidemiology, and dementia care, including dementia and technology, dementia and the arts, care and services for dementia including care homes, and dementia and employment. Nottingham is a partner with the University of Worcester in the Alzheimer’s Society funded TAnDem (The Arts and Dementia) Doctoral Training Centre, which has already established 8 studentships across the two universities.  Current PhDs in our group are involved in research around the methodology and evaluation of arts interventions, mental health needs in secure forensic settings, digital identities in people with working age dementia accessing services, advance care planning and health service utilisation for care home residents, and the characterisation of and responses to distress in people with dementia. UoN leads the EU funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie ‘INDUCT’ and ‘DISTINCT’ training networks comprising 30 PhDs in dementia care and technology across Europe. 


The person appointed will be required to devote the whole of their time to the duties of the post and give them priority at all times; the proportion of the time committed to the clinical services will be proportionate to the design of the clinical academic position and specified in the job plan in discussion with the School of Medicine, UoN and NottsHC.


This is a full time, permanent position. 


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Martin Orrell email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.


Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit;

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