Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Opening Date:
9 Mar 2022
Closing Date:
20 Mar 2022
Salary Range:

A bit about the School of Health & Society…

Welcome to the School of Health and Society– a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real-world impact. We are one of the largest educators of nurses, midwives and allied health and social care professionals in the North-west, known for our track record of collaborating with a wide range of industry partners across health and social care to produce highly skilled graduates, with real work experience.

We are also experts in the discipline area of Psychology, with a long-standing, BPS accredited, series of UG and PG programmes in our portfolio. sector and are known locally, regionally, nationally and internationally for our applied research into the interface between health, wellbeing, housing, criminal justice and social care. We effect social and cultural change by research-informed engagement and practice.

The Subject area of Psychology is part of the Directorate of Psychology and Sport. Research conducted by the Psychology group focuses on how individuals think, feel, and act, and how they deal with the challenges they face at an individual, group, or societal level, covering diverse issues such as autism in the criminal justice system, nutrition, addictions and alcohol use, disability, mental health interaction with technology, climate change, social media, and political radicalisation. We are committed to advancing the understanding of human behaviour at a theoretical level and to developing interventions to improve wellbeing and performance. Psychology research sits within the Centre for Health Sciences Research in the School of Health and Society ( Our research themes are: Cognitive Development (including the Nutrition and Psychopharmacology Brain Development Unit); Mental Health and Wellbeing (including the Autism and Criminal Justice Hub); Politics, Policy, and Practice; and Visual Cognition. Details of our research can be found at Please see for a description of our psychology labs.

The School of Health and Society is pleased to announce that due to growth in the subject area of Psychology, we are seeking to appoint a permanent Senior Lecturer to develop and lead the new MSc Forensic Psychology programme, and to contribute to our Undergraduate and Postgraduate Psychology provision where appropriate.

For further information on the role, please contact the Interim Director of Society, Dr Steve Atkins (

What’s in it for you?

With over 200 languages spoken across Greater Manchester, we want to create an inspirational, inclusive learning and working environment, celebrating the diversity of our University community in our everyday conversations. Our student population is already incredibly diverse and we want to ensure this is reflected across our colleague profile as well.

To help you, we have wide ranging colleague support networks, promoting awareness events throughout the year and giving you the opportunity to share your experiences with others. Our extensive faith centre facilities reflect our continuing commitment to support the student and colleague experience and the beliefs and values you bring to our community.