Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology, Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition (IHS061A)

We wish to recruit a highly productive, motivated Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology to join the Aberdeen Health Psychology Group (AHPG), which is a key part of the University’s Institute of Applied Health Sciences (IAHS). You must have a PhD in Health Psychology or a closely related qualification in psychology /behavioural science, a strong track record in published research and external grant income, and the ability to contribute to the teaching in the School's undergraduate and postgraduate programs and in particular, contribute to our British Psychological Society accredited MSc Health Psychology.

School/Section: Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition
Division: Rowett Institute of Nutrition & Health
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 8
Salary: £52,559 - £59,135
Ref No: IHS061A
Closing Date: 22-OCT-2019


Job Description

We wish to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology with a strong research and teaching background to join the Aberdeen Health Psychology Group.

The post holder will be expected to carry out research, apply for external funding, and teach at postgraduate level, in particular on our British Psychological Society accredited MSc Health Psychology. The Aberdeen  Health Psychology Group carries out research into behaviours, cognitions and emotions in the context of health, illness and healthcare ( ) and has a strong track record in the development and advancement of psychological  theories and methodology. The successful applicant will contribute to the research and teaching activities of both the Health Psychology Group  ( and the wider Institute of Applied Health Sciences  (

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 8 salary scale and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references .

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We offer a package of attractive terms and conditions, optional benefits and special offers, including flexible working opportunities and other family friendly policies.

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa.  As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Mr Grant Rae, HR Adviser (e-mail: for further information. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 22 October 2019

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Professor Amanda Lee, Director of the Institute of Applied Health Sciences 01224 437111


Dr Julia Allan, Senior lecturer in Health Psychology 01224 438103

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Lee or Dr Allan.

Please quote reference number IHS061A on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.

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