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In 2013, marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year, King’s College London was awarded the first and only Regius Professor in the field of Psychiatry. The university is uniquely positioned to bestow this title to an esteemed professor of psychiatry, who demonstrates outstanding research and clinical practice within the field. In 2013, the university bestowed the title to Professor Sir Simon Wessley FRS, who has held it for over ten years. We are now looking to present the Regius Professorship to another thought leader in the field. The successful candidate will be a psychiatrist, expected to hold an honorary contract with our partner NHS trust, who will bring ambassadorial qualities, demonstrate impact through their work, be collegiate, progressive, and interdisciplinary by nature. A true collaborator, with a vision for what the future for mental health research and psychiatry should look like is essential.

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN)

From its earliest years, the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) has been fundamentally changing and shaping how we understand, prevent and treat mental illness and other conditions that affect the brain. The legacy, ethos and drive of the IoPPN has ensured its position at the forefront of mental health care, redefining mental illness, its treatment and its place in society. At the IoPPN, our staff and students work to transform care for people who are affected by mental health and neurological conditions, through world-class research, education and training, and to serve our communities locally and globally. We are at the forefront of global mental health research and through our partnerships foster research and training in policy, prevention, treatment and care around the world.

Appointment details

Salary

Clinical-academic psychiatrist at the rank of Professor. A competitive salary commensurate with the academic profile and experience of the successful applicant will be offered. Start-up packages would be subject to separate negotiation.

Terms

Hours of work

Full Time

Period of appointment

The Regius Professor is appointed for a fixed period of five years, with potential for renewal once. The role of Professor is a substantive role.

Campus

Denmark Hill, London

Closing date for applications:

01 July 2024 23:59

Vacancy ID

088687

The Role

The Regius Professorship was an honour conferred upon King’s College London during the Queen’s 2013 Jubilee celebrations to recognise the exceptional and remarkable contributions that the Maudsley Hospital, the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and King’s College London have made over the last century to advance the science and practise of psychiatry.

Role Purpose

To nurture and foster the discipline of academic psychiatry through a range of activities including: • Being a recognised, global thought-leader; promoting the academic endeavour within psychiatry with a special emphasis on the next generation of trainees and disciplines • Promoting the field and place of psychiatry within medicine by fostering interactions with the other disciplines. Enhancing interdisciplinary and translational activity that leads to real world impact • Enhancing clinical academic activity with NHS Trust partners, promoting the contributions that King’s and partners make towards improving mental health • Becoming an ambassador for the field; responding to public discussions, and influencing policy to best serve communities • Helping the faculty, King’s and its KHP partners in fundraising efforts in the service of psychiatry and mental health.

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Job Plan

Total number of Programmed Activities (PAs) = 10

Clinical sessions

The clinical timetable is open to negotiation but would typically comprise 2 programmed activities (1 day). You will have the flexibility to determine the precise distribution of work time and location as part of the job planning process. We encourage senior clinical academics to align their clinical work with research interests and support them to do so. Clinical activities may include multidisciplinary team meetings, care co-ordination reviews, Mental Health Act work and supervision of medical staff. There is an expectation that you will remain in good standing for continuing professional development. You will have access to SLaM NHS Foundation Trust support for CPD activities and study leave and will be expected to join a local peer review group following your appointment.

Appraisal/performance development reviews

Annual appraisals/performance development reviews will be carried out jointly by the Head of School (academic performance development reviews) and Medical Director (responsible for clinical appraisal). The final details of the job plan will be agreed following discussion with the successful applicant.

Vision 2029

King's Vision builds upon our history of service to society and takes us to our 200th anniversary in 2029.

Research impact

Our research tackles global issues, adding value to society and the economy

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The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the following skills, qualities, and experience: (*How identified and assessed – AP = application, AS = assessment, I = interview, P = presentation, R = references)

Education/Qualification and Training:

Essential

- Undergraduate medical qualification (AP) - PhD or equivalent Doctoral qualification (AP) - Registered as a Specialist in Psychiatry on GMC Specialist Register in Psychiatry, or on foreign equivalent and eligible for inclusion (AP) (NB we – welcome applications from all psychiatric clinical sub-specialties.) - MRCPsych, or completion of equivalent international training in psychiatry (AP)

Desirable

- Section 12(2) Approval (UK applicants). International applicants can apply for this if successful (AP)

Knowledge/Skills:

Essential

- Knowledge of evidence base and current developments in psychiatry (I) - An outstanding track record of published research of an outstanding international quality in the field of psychiatry (AP) - Ability to provide academic leadership (I) - An intellectual leader interested in pushing academic boundaries (I) - Consultant level experience in the clinical management of psychiatric disorders or other related clinical experience (AP)

Desirable

- Ability to provide clinical leadership (I) - Has demonstrated excellence in mentoring junior clinical researchers (AP, I)

Experience:

Essential

- Clinical experience in psychiatry (AP) - Previous research in psychiatry (AP) - Experience in providing excellent teaching and fostering high achievement at undergraduate and postgraduate level with successful graduate supervision (AP) - Significant evidence of external grant funding and identifying opportunities for successful grant capture (AP) - Demonstrable skills and experience in delivery of education (AP) - Presentations at international conferences (AP)

Desirable

- Organisation of teaching or training courses (AP, I)

Personal Characteristics/Other requirements:

Essential

- Ambassadorial qualities and ability to advance the field in an impactful way (AP, I) - Able to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team and organization (I) - Excellent communication skills (AP, I) - Commitment to evidence based clinical practice (I) - Commitment to delivering a high-quality clinical service that is valued by patients (I) - Ability to negotiate and work with medical and non-medical colleagues (I) - Ability to network across different teams and organisations (AP, I)

King's College London

King’s College London is an internationally renowned university delivering exceptional education and world-leading research.

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About King’s College London

King’s College London is amongst the top 40 universities in the world and top 10 in Europe (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024) and is one of England’s oldest and most prestigious universities. King’s has over 40,000 students (including more than 19,000 postgraduates) from some 150 countries, and over 10,000 employees. King’s has an important relationship with its Health Partners (King’s Health Partners), which brings together research, education and clinical practice together across three NHS Foundation Trusts, Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley. Based across five campuses in the heart of London, King’s offers an intellectually stimulating environment, where staff are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and learning in the service of society. We are a multi-faculty institution, providing high-quality research, education and innovation across the social sciences, humanities, medicine, law, dentistry, and sciences. As a member of the Russell Group, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards in research and education. King’s vision is to make the world a better place through world-leading education, research and service to society. King’s provides world-class education which enables students to become rounded critical thinkers, set up for success and with the character and wisdom to strive for social change. Through enquiry-driven research, King's delivers transformative insights and solutions that have the power to advance and accelerate global progress. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 exercise, King’s maintained its 6th position for ‘research power’ in the UK, 6th by Quality Index, and was ranked 3rd amongst multi-Faculty universities for impact. “King’s aspires to tackle global challenges and serve society in a way that is contemporary, forward-looking and unrestrained.” Vision 2029 King’s comprises nine faculties, each with an academic leader and professional services lead: Executive Dean of Faculty and Director of Operations. Professional Services are provided in every Faculty as well as centrally to deliver support services for students and staff.

Our Faculties

• Faculty of Arts & Humanities • Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences • Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine • Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences • Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy • Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care • Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience • King’s Business School • The Dickson Poon School of Law

London

About the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) is Europe’s largest centre for research and education in psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience. As the premier centre for mental health and related neurosciences research in Europe, the IoPPN is the world’s most cited institution for psychiatry/mental health research, and is ranked fourth in the world for highly cited neuroscience outputs (Scival). IoPPN is home to30 of the most highly cited scientists in their field in the world (Clarivate). Our community of academics work together to translate insights from discovery science (including neuroscience, genomics, social science, and psychology) to interventions to improve patient care and quality of life, and to teach and train the next generation of relevant healthcare practitioners. The IoPPN is a flourishing and expanding Faculty of King’s College London, with multidisciplinary expertise, across three academic Schools, and 13 departments, with over 380 academic staff, over 700 research staff and over 2500 taught students. The work of the Institute is enhanced through strong partnerships with the South London & Maudsley (SLaM), Guy’s & St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, within the academic health sciences centre, King’s Health Partners. A key partnership is the recent King’s Maudsley Partnership, which will have its home at the £70m Pears Maudsley Centre for Children and Young People, bringing together clinical and academic excellence in a unique collaboration between SLaM, the IoPPN and the Maudsley charity as its charity partner (alongside other leading philanthropists).

People & Structure

The IoPPN has approximately 380 academic and over 750 research staff, over 2500 taught students with an annual turnover of £190 million, £80m of which is in research income. The IoPPN is made up of three academic Schools that allow our academic mission to be carried out across the wider context of mental health. Each school embraces research, education and clinical translation aiming to further understand and improve mental health and treat disorders of the nervous system. Academics also collaborate within IoPPN, across KCL, throughout the UK and across the globe. The Institute’s three academic Schools are: • Academic Psychiatry (Head – Professor Allan Young) • Neuroscience (Head – Professor Mark Richardson) • Mental Health & Psychological Sciences (Head – Professor Dame Til Wykes) The IoPPN has a deep commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and holds an Athena SWAN award (Silver) from 2014, which was subsequently renewed in 2019. The IoPPN 2020-25 strategy puts people at the heart of its success with equality, diversity and inclusion principles applied across all our operations. We provide an inclusive, welcoming, and inspiring place to work and study, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and parental leave, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. All Faculty meetings integrate diversity principles across the agenda, ensuring that our management culture addresses inequalities across the protected characteristics, through our work practices, research, and education. We have a very active, diverse, and multidisciplinary network of staff and students across the faculty who are involved in ensuring all underrepresented groups are given the same opportunities to thrive as everyone else. The Faculty is led by the Executive Dean, supported by the Faculty Senior Leadership Team consisting of the Director of Operations, Vice Dean (Research), Vice Dean (International), Vice Dean (Culture, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion), Dean for Education, the three Heads of School and their Heads of Departments.

Research

Our major strengths in psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience across clinical and basic science disciplines is supported through a range of networks within health. This incorporates King’s Health Partners, including a historical partnership with the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (the largest mental health trust in the country), that serves the communities of South London, and provides specialist services for people from across the UK and beyond. There are six Mental Health Clinical Academic Groups (CAG) based at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (for Addictions, Psychosis, Psychological Medicine & Integrated Care, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Behavioural & Developmental Psychiatry, and Older Adults & Dementia); as well as the Clinical Neurosciences Clinical Academic Group within King’s College NHS Trust Hospital. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre brings together scientists, clinicians, allied health professionals, service users and carers from across SLaM NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London. King’s Health Partners Neurosciences comprises the second largest UK academic neuroscience department along research themes of neurodevelopment and disorders; sensation, pain, and hearing loss; injury regeneration and repair; neurodegeneration and dementia; and neuroimaging and computational neuroscience. The clinical research facilities include the National Institute for Health Research-King’s Clinical Research Facility, and the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute (with over 250 clinicians and research scientists, incorporating the UK Dementia Research Institute at KCL). Our King’s Health Partners networks also provide opportunities for further research projects and clinical trials as well as world-class undergraduate and postgraduate training in clinical and academic psychiatry and neuroscience. The 2021 REF results confirmed the faculty's position at the forefront of psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience research. The overall quality was rated as 90% either world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*). Our research environment was assessed as 100% at the highest rating of 4* indicating its potential to produce world leading research. Our research also has impact on the world with 100% of our research impact case studies scoring 4* (outstanding) or 3* (very considerable) in terms of its reach and significance. Research income in academic year 2022/23 research income was approx. £67m, and our new awards topped £106m. Our world-leading research influences policy, care and practice. To make such impacts our academics not only work with other universities, but they also interact with industry, healthcare providers and policy makers locally and globally. This ensures that our research is relevant and can influence policy and government on mental health care. We also make sure that service users and carers are involved in designing and carrying out our research as that makes research questions relevant to the real world. Making a difference is at the heart of what we do. Our research has led to the creation of much needed therapies for some of the most severe mental disorders and changes in how governments around the world think about mental illness. The range of impact locally, nationally, and globally encompasses influencing government policy, to co-production and empowering the patient voice and local communities in their own mental healthcare; to enhanced and innovative training for health practitioners; and economic investment in new drugs, models of treatment and care.

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Education

With a student body of over 2,500 distributed across undergraduate, postgraduate and Distance Learning online programmes, the IoPPN is the largest centre for mental health education in Europe. It is ranked 2nd in the world for psychology and psychiatry (US News Best Global Universities) and is a leading centre for research and education in neuroscience. With approximately 960 students across two British Psychological Society accredited undergraduate courses, the Faculty strives to deliver research-enhanced and innovative training with clinical placements offered through partnerships across a wide variety of NHS services. The Psychology BSc programme draws on our established faculty expertise, the NHS and a wide range of clinical researchers and practitioners across the university to develop a full understanding of the applications of psychological science to a variety of contemporary challenges. The Neuroscience & Psychology BSc program cuts across disciplinary boundaries to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the workings of the brain and the relationship between mental and neural processes in health and disease. Approximately 2500 students are divided across 2 UG programmes, 26 postgraduate taught programmes and 14 postgraduate research programmes and a variety of healthcare commissioned training courses (including the UK's longest standing Clinical Psychology course). As a global centre of excellence for education, research, and clinical training, the postgraduate programmes combine evidence-based teaching and learning, sophisticated patient care planning and extensive research methodology. The Institute supports academic education pathway, which recognises the importance of research in education and its role in developing a curriculum. Science is embedded throughout, and students are taught by internationally leading research academics.

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Please quote the vacancy id: 088687 in all correspondence.

Closing date for applications: 01 July 2024 23:59

Application process

Contact the team

For an informal discussion or to find out more about the role please contact the King’s Search Team.

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement (circa 2 pages), detailing how they meet the essential requirements in the person specification. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible. Equality, Diversity & Inclusion are central tenets of King’s Vision 2029 which sets out the roadmap for King’s ambition to provide an exceptional student experience and to be an employer of choice. Integral to this is ensuring equality of opportunity and outcome, recognising, celebrating and improving our diversity and inclusion. As a responsible employer we aim to provide and promote a positive working, learning, and social environment which is free from prejudice, discrimination and any forms of harassment, bullying or victimisation. Our commitment to inclusion means that King’s aims to create an environment where differences are not just respected, but also valued and celebrated. Everyone should be able to bring their whole self to King’s. All King’s students, staff and affiliates are responsible for meeting these commitments to value diversity and create an inclusive environment. King's will support and equip all members of its community to do this, embedding inclusion throughout the university’s policies, procedures, and practices.  

Selection process

The selection process will include a presentation and a two-stage interview process with First Round Interviews scheduled for XXX and Final Interviews XXX.

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The Role

The Regius Professorship was an honour conferred upon King’s College London during the Queen’s 2013 Jubilee celebrations to recognise the exceptional and remarkable contributions that the Maudsley Hospital, the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and King’s College London have made over the last century to advance the science and practise of psychiatry.

Role Purpose

To nurture and foster the discipline of academic psychiatry through a range of activities including: • Being a recognised, global thought-leader; promoting the academic endeavour within psychiatry with a special emphasis on the next generation of trainees and disciplines • Promoting the field and place of psychiatry within medicine by fostering interactions with the other disciplines. Enhancing interdisciplinary and translational activity that leads to real world impact • Enhancing clinical academic activity with NHS Trust partners, promoting the contributions that King’s and partners make towards improving mental health • Becoming an ambassador for the field; responding to public discussions, and influencing policy to best serve communities • Helping the faculty, King’s and its KHP partners in fundraising efforts in the service of psychiatry and mental health.

impact-lab

Job Plan

Total number of Programmed Activities (PAs) = 10

Clinical sessions

The clinical timetable is open to negotiation but would typically comprise 2 programmed activities (1 day). You will have the flexibility to determine the precise distribution of work time and location as part of the job planning process. We encourage senior clinical academics to align their clinical work with research interests and support them to do so. Clinical activities may include multidisciplinary team meetings, care co-ordination reviews, Mental Health Act work and supervision of medical staff. There is an expectation that you will remain in good standing for continuing professional development. You will have access to SLaM NHS Foundation Trust support for CPD activities and study leave and will be expected to join a local peer review group following your appointment.

Appraisal/performance development reviews

Annual appraisals/performance development reviews will be carried out jointly by the Head of School (academic performance development reviews) and Medical Director (responsible for clinical appraisal). The final details of the job plan will be agreed following discussion with the successful applicant.

Vision 2029

King's Vision builds upon our history of service to society and takes us to our 200th anniversary in 2029.

Research impact

Our research tackles global issues, adding value to society and the economy

Back to top

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the following skills, qualities, and experience: (*How identified and assessed – AP = application, AS = assessment, I = interview, P = presentation, R = references)

Education/Qualification and Training:

Essential

- Undergraduate medical qualification (AP) - PhD or equivalent Doctoral qualification (AP) - Registered as a Specialist in Psychiatry on GMC Specialist Register in Psychiatry, or on foreign equivalent and eligible for inclusion (AP) (NB we – welcome applications from all psychiatric clinical sub-specialties.) - MRCPsych, or completion of equivalent international training in psychiatry (AP)

Desirable

- Section 12(2) Approval (UK applicants). International applicants can apply for this if successful (AP)

Knowledge/Skills:

Essential

- Knowledge of evidence base and current developments in psychiatry (I) - An outstanding track record of published research of an outstanding international quality in the field of psychiatry (AP) - Ability to provide academic leadership (I) - An intellectual leader interested in pushing academic boundaries (I) - Consultant level experience in the clinical management of psychiatric disorders or other related clinical experience (AP)

Desirable

- Ability to provide clinical leadership (I) - Has demonstrated excellence in mentoring junior clinical researchers (AP, I)

Experience:

Essential

- Clinical experience in psychiatry (AP) - Previous research in psychiatry (AP) - Experience in providing excellent teaching and fostering high achievement at undergraduate and postgraduate level with successful graduate supervision (AP) - Significant evidence of external grant funding and identifying opportunities for successful grant capture (AP) - Demonstrable skills and experience in delivery of education (AP) - Presentations at international conferences (AP)

Desirable

- Organisation of teaching or training courses (AP, I)

Personal Characteristics/Other requirements:

Essential

- Ambassadorial qualities and ability to advance the field in an impactful way (AP, I) - Able to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team and organization (I) - Excellent communication skills (AP, I) - Commitment to evidence based clinical practice (I) - Commitment to delivering a high-quality clinical service that is valued by patients (I) - Ability to negotiate and work with medical and non-medical colleagues (I) - Ability to network across different teams and organisations (AP, I)

King's College London

King’s College London is an internationally renowned university delivering exceptional education and world-leading research.

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About King’s College London

King’s College London is amongst the top 40 universities in the world and top 10 in Europe (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024) and is one of England’s oldest and most prestigious universities. King’s has over 40,000 students (including more than 19,000 postgraduates) from some 150 countries, and over 10,000 employees. King’s has an important relationship with its Health Partners (King’s Health Partners), which brings together research, education and clinical practice together across three NHS Foundation Trusts, Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley. Based across five campuses in the heart of London, King’s offers an intellectually stimulating environment, where staff are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and learning in the service of society. We are a multi-faculty institution, providing high-quality research, education and innovation across the social sciences, humanities, medicine, law, dentistry, and sciences. As a member of the Russell Group, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards in research and education. King’s vision is to make the world a better place through world-leading education, research and service to society. King’s provides world-class education which enables students to become rounded critical thinkers, set up for success and with the character and wisdom to strive for social change. Through enquiry-driven research, King's delivers transformative insights and solutions that have the power to advance and accelerate global progress. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 exercise, King’s maintained its 6th position for ‘research power’ in the UK, 6th by Quality Index, and was ranked 3rd amongst multi-Faculty universities for impact. “King’s aspires to tackle global challenges and serve society in a way that is contemporary, forward-looking and unrestrained.” Vision 2029 King’s comprises nine faculties, each with an academic leader and professional services lead: Executive Dean of Faculty and Director of Operations. Professional Services are provided in every Faculty as well as centrally to deliver support services for students and staff.

Our Faculties

• Faculty of Arts & Humanities • Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences • Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine • Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences • Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy • Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care • Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience • King’s Business School • The Dickson Poon School of Law

London

About the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) is Europe’s largest centre for research and education in psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience. As the premier centre for mental health and related neurosciences research in Europe, the IoPPN is the world’s most cited institution for psychiatry/mental health research, and is ranked fourth in the world for highly cited neuroscience outputs (Scival). IoPPN is home to30 of the most highly cited scientists in their field in the world (Clarivate). Our community of academics work together to translate insights from discovery science (including neuroscience, genomics, social science, and psychology) to interventions to improve patient care and quality of life, and to teach and train the next generation of relevant healthcare practitioners. The IoPPN is a flourishing and expanding Faculty of King’s College London, with multidisciplinary expertise, across three academic Schools, and 13 departments, with over 380 academic staff, over 700 research staff and over 2500 taught students. The work of the Institute is enhanced through strong partnerships with the South London & Maudsley (SLaM), Guy’s & St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, within the academic health sciences centre, King’s Health Partners. A key partnership is the recent King’s Maudsley Partnership, which will have its home at the £70m Pears Maudsley Centre for Children and Young People, bringing together clinical and academic excellence in a unique collaboration between SLaM, the IoPPN and the Maudsley charity as its charity partner (alongside other leading philanthropists).

People & Structure

The IoPPN has approximately 380 academic and over 750 research staff, over 2500 taught students with an annual turnover of £190 million, £80m of which is in research income. The IoPPN is made up of three academic Schools that allow our academic mission to be carried out across the wider context of mental health. Each school embraces research, education and clinical translation aiming to further understand and improve mental health and treat disorders of the nervous system. Academics also collaborate within IoPPN, across KCL, throughout the UK and across the globe. The Institute’s three academic Schools are: • Academic Psychiatry (Head – Professor Allan Young) • Neuroscience (Head – Professor Mark Richardson) • Mental Health & Psychological Sciences (Head – Professor Dame Til Wykes) The IoPPN has a deep commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and holds an Athena SWAN award (Silver) from 2014, which was subsequently renewed in 2019. The IoPPN 2020-25 strategy puts people at the heart of its success with equality, diversity and inclusion principles applied across all our operations. We provide an inclusive, welcoming, and inspiring place to work and study, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and parental leave, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. All Faculty meetings integrate diversity principles across the agenda, ensuring that our management culture addresses inequalities across the protected characteristics, through our work practices, research, and education. We have a very active, diverse, and multidisciplinary network of staff and students across the faculty who are involved in ensuring all underrepresented groups are given the same opportunities to thrive as everyone else. The Faculty is led by the Executive Dean, supported by the Faculty Senior Leadership Team consisting of the Director of Operations, Vice Dean (Research), Vice Dean (International), Vice Dean (Culture, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion), Dean for Education, the three Heads of School and their Heads of Departments.

Research

Our major strengths in psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience across clinical and basic science disciplines is supported through a range of networks within health. This incorporates King’s Health Partners, including a historical partnership with the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (the largest mental health trust in the country), that serves the communities of South London, and provides specialist services for people from across the UK and beyond. There are six Mental Health Clinical Academic Groups (CAG) based at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (for Addictions, Psychosis, Psychological Medicine & Integrated Care, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Behavioural & Developmental Psychiatry, and Older Adults & Dementia); as well as the Clinical Neurosciences Clinical Academic Group within King’s College NHS Trust Hospital. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre brings together scientists, clinicians, allied health professionals, service users and carers from across SLaM NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London. King’s Health Partners Neurosciences comprises the second largest UK academic neuroscience department along research themes of neurodevelopment and disorders; sensation, pain, and hearing loss; injury regeneration and repair; neurodegeneration and dementia; and neuroimaging and computational neuroscience. The clinical research facilities include the National Institute for Health Research-King’s Clinical Research Facility, and the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute (with over 250 clinicians and research scientists, incorporating the UK Dementia Research Institute at KCL). Our King’s Health Partners networks also provide opportunities for further research projects and clinical trials as well as world-class undergraduate and postgraduate training in clinical and academic psychiatry and neuroscience. The 2021 REF results confirmed the faculty's position at the forefront of psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience research. The overall quality was rated as 90% either world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*). Our research environment was assessed as 100% at the highest rating of 4* indicating its potential to produce world leading research. Our research also has impact on the world with 100% of our research impact case studies scoring 4* (outstanding) or 3* (very considerable) in terms of its reach and significance. Research income in academic year 2022/23 research income was approx. £67m, and our new awards topped £106m. Our world-leading research influences policy, care and practice. To make such impacts our academics not only work with other universities, but they also interact with industry, healthcare providers and policy makers locally and globally. This ensures that our research is relevant and can influence policy and government on mental health care. We also make sure that service users and carers are involved in designing and carrying out our research as that makes research questions relevant to the real world. Making a difference is at the heart of what we do. Our research has led to the creation of much needed therapies for some of the most severe mental disorders and changes in how governments around the world think about mental illness. The range of impact locally, nationally, and globally encompasses influencing government policy, to co-production and empowering the patient voice and local communities in their own mental healthcare; to enhanced and innovative training for health practitioners; and economic investment in new drugs, models of treatment and care.

IoPPN signage

Education

With a student body of over 2,500 distributed across undergraduate, postgraduate and Distance Learning online programmes, the IoPPN is the largest centre for mental health education in Europe. It is ranked 2nd in the world for psychology and psychiatry (US News Best Global Universities) and is a leading centre for research and education in neuroscience. With approximately 960 students across two British Psychological Society accredited undergraduate courses, the Faculty strives to deliver research-enhanced and innovative training with clinical placements offered through partnerships across a wide variety of NHS services. The Psychology BSc programme draws on our established faculty expertise, the NHS and a wide range of clinical researchers and practitioners across the university to develop a full understanding of the applications of psychological science to a variety of contemporary challenges. The Neuroscience & Psychology BSc program cuts across disciplinary boundaries to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the workings of the brain and the relationship between mental and neural processes in health and disease. Approximately 2500 students are divided across 2 UG programmes, 26 postgraduate taught programmes and 14 postgraduate research programmes and a variety of healthcare commissioned training courses (including the UK's longest standing Clinical Psychology course). As a global centre of excellence for education, research, and clinical training, the postgraduate programmes combine evidence-based teaching and learning, sophisticated patient care planning and extensive research methodology. The Institute supports academic education pathway, which recognises the importance of research in education and its role in developing a curriculum. Science is embedded throughout, and students are taught by internationally leading research academics.

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Please quote the vacancy id: 088687 in all correspondence.

Closing date for applications: 01 July 2024 23:59

Application process

Contact the team

For an informal discussion or to find out more about the role please contact the King’s Search Team.

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement (circa 2 pages), detailing how they meet the essential requirements in the person specification. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible. Equality, Diversity & Inclusion are central tenets of King’s Vision 2029 which sets out the roadmap for King’s ambition to provide an exceptional student experience and to be an employer of choice. Integral to this is ensuring equality of opportunity and outcome, recognising, celebrating and improving our diversity and inclusion. As a responsible employer we aim to provide and promote a positive working, learning, and social environment which is free from prejudice, discrimination and any forms of harassment, bullying or victimisation. Our commitment to inclusion means that King’s aims to create an environment where differences are not just respected, but also valued and celebrated. Everyone should be able to bring their whole self to King’s. All King’s students, staff and affiliates are responsible for meeting these commitments to value diversity and create an inclusive environment. King's will support and equip all members of its community to do this, embedding inclusion throughout the university’s policies, procedures, and practices.  

Selection process

The selection process will include a presentation and a two-stage interview process with First Round Interviews scheduled for XXX and Final Interviews XXX.

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