Professor in Health Psychology
Queen Mary University of London Institute of Dentistry
United Kingdom

Professor in Health Psychology

Department: Institute of Dentistry
Salary: In the range £82,096 - £98,477 per annum (Grade 8)
Reference: QMUL31750
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 28 February 2023
Closing date: 31 March 2023

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Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Institute of Dentistry

Centre for Dental Public Health

Professor in Health Psychology (Teaching & Research)


About the Role

The role is to provide academic leadership in health psychology research and teaching. We are seeking an exceptional individual to lead new programmes of research in  behavioural  psychology in healthcare settings and in dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery particular. The postholder will collaborate with researchers across the faculty in line with the new SMD Research Strategy, to will build critical mass in health psychology and, with relevant to oral and maxillofacial health.

This is an exciting opportunity for a scientist-practitioner Health Psychologist to demonstrate creativity and to have their career flourish in a supportive environment. The appointee will have a strong track record. Candidates should be a highly credible researcher. They should publish in high-impact journals and have a history of attracting significant research funding. They will have a history of successful PhD supervision. The post is based in the Institute of Dentistry, Centre for Dental Public Health and Primary Care. There are opportunities to work with clinical psychologists providing patient service and staff support services at the Royal London Dental Hospital.

About the Institute

The Institute of Dentistry (IoD) is one of six Institutes in FMD, located primarily on our Whitechapel site. IoD comprises four academic research centers and employs in excess of 170 staff (c77 FTE). This post, whilst based in the IoD, is very much a collaborative post taking advantage of opportunities across the faculty and QMUL


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Institute of Dentistry in Whitechapel. It is full-time, indefinite appointment the salary will be in the range £82,096 - £98,477 per annum.

Queen Mary’s commitment to diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to (Professor Manu Mathur) at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is March 31, 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Medicine Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.
The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the school’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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