Reader in Mental Health

Opening Date:
23 May 2023
Closing Date:
25 Jun 2023
Salary Range:


The School of Health & Psychological Sciences at City, University of London is ranked second in London for Nursing and for Speech and Language Therapy (The Complete University Guide 2023), first in London for Health Professions (The Guardian League Table 2023), and first in London for overall student satisfaction in Medical Technology, including Radiography (NSS 2022).

We have a strong research community, with research activity organised into eight Research Centres: Mental Health, Health Services, Language Communication Sciences, Maternal and Child Health, Food Policy, Applied Vision, Healthcare Innovation, and Psychology. The most recent Research Excellence Framework (2021) ranked us 18th in the UK and 2nd in London for the overall quality of our research within the Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy Unit of Assessment, and rated 100% of our research environment and 100% of our research impact as either world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) within this Unit of Assessment. (REF 2021) We are committed to continuing to expand our research activity through external grant success, high quality research outputs and growing our PhD/ Doctorate student numbers.

Located in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, we offer professional education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our provision covers specialisms across Nursing, Midwifery, Radiography, Optometry, Psychology, Food Policy, Nutrition, Speech and Language Therapy and Communication, and Health Services Management, Policy and Research. We offer superb in-house skills facilities, enabling students to experience and train for real-life healthcare environments through simulated practice. These include specialist clinical skills suites for nursing, midwifery, radiography and optometry and on-campus optometry and speech and language therapy clinics providing primary care services to staff, students and the public.
Lifelong learning is a fundamental part of our ethos. For that reason, we also offer flexible postgraduate study, from standalone modules to master’s and PhD programmes, alongside an extensive Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) portfolio.

Our success – and that of our students – is evidenced by our excellent graduate employment record, with over 90% of graduates from the majority of our courses in employment or further study 15 months after graduating.

We are proud of our excellent relationships with partners and healthcare providers across London and the South East, including Health Education England, NHS Trusts, and private and third sector organisations. We are also currently working with the North Thames Applied Research Collaboration (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.
Department of Nursing

Our Department of Nursing combines research, education and professional practice in health and social care. Our team have academic and practice expertise in adult nursing, children’s nursing, mental health and integrated care systems, such as public health and primary care.