Reader in Mental Health Nursing (Education and Research profile)

Opening Date:
9 Feb 2023
Closing Date:
12 Mar 2023
Salary Range:

Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.


We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Reader in Mental Health Nursing who has extensive academic experience in this field and can lead on, contribute and develop our current Mental Health Nursing provision and the work of the Centre for Mental Health Research,

The School has excellent relationships with external partners and healthcare providers across London and the South East, including Health Education England, NHS Trusts, and private and third sector organisations. In addition, the School is working with the North Thames ARC on research into the integration of health and social care. Embedding these relationships ensures our research and educational impact translates into improvements in practice.


As a Reader, the postholder is expected to make a major contribution to the achievement of the research objectives of the School and to academic excellence at City University London, in line with the University and School’s Strategic Plans. The postholder is expected to make a significant wider contribution as a member/leader of the academic community, including taking a lead on one or more aspects of research activity.

Person Specification

The appointed candidate will have a higher degree in a relevant health or social science discipline, registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Mental Health or Adult Nurse; a doctoral degree, normally a PhD, in a relevant discipline; and a relevant teaching qualification, or a willingness to qualify. The appointed candidate will also have a record of producing world-leading, nationally or internationally excellent research and experience of teaching in an academic setting.