Professor in Clinical Psychology

University of Surrey - School of Psychology

The University of Surrey is an ambitious, research-led organization. We are committed to research excellence and to the application of our research for the benefit of society through our enterprising and forward-thinking spirit. The University was named the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2016 and is set in a beautiful campus half an hour’s journey from the centre of London.

The School of Psychology has a long-standing reputation for its vibrant and supportive research and teaching environment. The School has a strong track record of innovation in Psychology, from the discovery of the McGurk effect, to the first Centre for Environmental Psychology, the shaping of cross-European approaches to food labeling, changing educational approaches to national identity, and the ongoing development of mobile neuro-assessment. The School is ranked 8th in the Guardian UK University Guide 2017 reflecting its high quality student experience. It was one of the founding UK providers of Clinical and Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Doctorates and its innovative Masters Programmes offer further study to Surrey’s high calibre Psychology graduates. The School currently houses 500+ UG students, 100+ Masters and 150+ taught Doctorate and PhD students and more than 70 staff. Over the past two years, the School has recruited more than 20 new academic staff from world-leading universities, with plans for further expansion in 2018/19.

The School is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and benefits from close working relationships with colleagues across the Faculty. It has access to our Simulation Suite, Surrey Sleep Research Centre with real world test-bed and Sports Research Institute. Within the School we have access to a range of specialist facilities including on-site EEG, tDCS and TMS laboratories, a baby lab, a driving simulator, psychophysiological and eye-tracking facilities and dedicated off site access to fMRI.

We seek to appoint a Professor of Clinical Psychology with an outstanding international profile in their field, a track record of publishing in world leading journals and a portfolio of successful external grant capture. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a creative and collegiate approach to generating empirical based evidence to shape how both our local and global communities are able to promote and sustain their physical and mental health, alongside locating new approaches to engage the young and adult populations in preventative actions to retain their health in the contexts of  a  technology advancing society. The School of Psychology is committed to both research and teaching. We welcome applications from people working within the clinical psychology field. As the generation and translation of research in the field of clinical psychology requires interdisciplinary collaboration, evidence of working effectively in the process of generating innovative approaches would be valuable.

All post-holders will contribute directly to research, teaching and learning and to administration in the School. In addition to salary, you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement, excellent development opportunities, and childcare assistance.

Further information about the University and the School of Psychology can be found at For an informal discussion please contact Mary John, Head of the Department of Psychological Intervention (01483 689267 email:

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