Professor/Reader in Mental Health Nursing

Opening Date:
20 Jul 2023
Closing Date:
17 Sep 2023
Salary Range:

This post builds upon the exciting and continually developing partnership between Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPUFT) and Keele University. As Reader/Professor in Mental Health Nursing the post holder will work to develop academic research across the clinical/academic partnership. Building upon an established track record of developing research, the post-holder will look to develop an academic portfolio working with Keele and MPFT, driving evidence based practice at the Trust.

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £170 million, over 12,500 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust is one of a few community Trusts holding University Hospital status. MPFUT is proud of its track record in developing inter-disciplinary research and building clinical academic careers and was delighted to achieve University Hospital status in recognition of its extensive academic partnership with Keele University. Further information can be found at Research and Innovation :: Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join the academic teams working in partnership between the Trust and University who are highly dedicated and committed to delivering cutting edge clinical research. The team has a range of skills and knowledge in research, education and clinical specialities and this post provides excellent opportunities for collaboration and interprofessional learning and working. This is a joint clinical academic post, reflected by a job plan that encompasses 1.5 days with a clinical focus and 3.5 days with an academic focus (research).

The University is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible.

Keele University values diversity, and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, and to proper and fair representation across its senior decision making groups. In support of these commitments, the University particularly welcomes expressions of interest and applications from women and from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, for this post

Keele University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, and values equality and diversity across our workforce. We strive to ensure that our workforce is representative of broader society, and therefore, we would actively welcome applications from men for this role.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

Please note this appointment is subject to both medical clearance by the University’s Occupational Health provider and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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