Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Child Neurodevelopmental Clinical Psychology (106680-1122) . Job Reference: 1889070

University of Warwick
January 16, 2023
Offerd Salary:£43,414 - £51,805
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Working Time:Full time
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Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal & Research


Assistant Professor: £43,414 - £51,805 per annum; Associate Professor: £53,353 - £61,823 per annum


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Permanent position, 1.0 FTE.

CEDAR is a research-only department in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Warwick, and has been an internationally-leading research centre for 35 years. To support the next phase of CEDAR's development, especially collaboration with the NHS, we are seeking to appoint a full time Assistant/Associate Professor in Child Neurodevelopmental Clinical Psychology.

CEDAR's main focus is in the general field of neurodevelopmental disorders (especially intellectual disability and/or autism) across the lifespan, as well as youth mental health. Our research has an applied focus, and so we are also very active in working in partnership with people with disabilities, families, and statutory and third sector organisations to increase the impact of research on policy and practice.

Current and recent research funding has come from the National Institute for Health Research, government departments (including the Department for Education), and charities. CEDAR has a PhD programme, established in 2014, with a doctoral student body of approximately 20 full and part-time PhD students.

The new post will complement and extend CEDAR's current research and impact portfolio and support the further diversification of research and impact funding sources. This is a rare opportunity for a psychologist to join a research-focused department in one of the world's leading research-intensive Universities. The post will be a joint appointment with Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust working within the Neurodevelopmental Service. The appointee will work clinically in the NHS for four sessions (.40fte) with the remainder of time contributing to CEDAR's growth and development, focusing on their own research in collaboration with CEDAR colleagues and national and international partners, and potentially to make a contribution to postgraduate teaching closely aligned to CEDAR's research strengths.

Closing date for applications Monday 16 January 2023. Informal enquiries to Professor Peter Langdon (, or Head of CEDAR Professor Richard Hastings (

Interview Date: TBC.

Job Description


The primary purpose of the role is to make a substantial contribution to research, evidence-informed practice, and impact in CEDAR, the University of Warwick more widely, and in the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust.


• Publish outstanding quality research papers in peer reviewed journals

• Apply for and capture prestigious external research and impact grants

• Act as chief investigator on major externally funded research projects

• Provide research and impact leadership in CEDAR, the University, and within Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

• Promote CEDAR's profile within the University, nationally, and internationally

• Establish and/or maintain international research collaborations

• Obtain funding for and supervise PhD students

• Carry out administrative and managerial leadership roles in CEDAR, and the Faculty of Social Sciences, and within Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

• Contribute to teaching with CEDAR's partner departments and within Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

• Take on national/international research leadership roles as appropriate (e.g., Journal editorships, research funding panel memberships)

• Work as a clinical psychologist delivering clinical services in the Neurodevelopmental Service in Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

Excellent international record, for career stage, of research and publication in intellectual disability and/or autism. (a)

Essential Criteria 2

Track record of obtaining external research/impact funding commensurate with career stage. (a)

Essential Criteria 3

Experience of teaching, training and professional and clinical supervision in intellectual disability/autism. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 4

Strong standing, for career stage, in research and leadership in a national or international research context. (a)

Essential Criteria 5

Excellent communication skills for scientific and non-scientific audiences. (a, b, c, d)

Essential Criteria 6

Experience of supervision/mentoring and training of post-doctoral level research staff and/or other clinical professionals. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 7

A PhD or equivalent in Psychology or mental health. (a)

Essential Criteria 8

Completed training as a clinical psychologist that will be suitable for formal registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. (a)

Essential Criteria 9

Experience as a lead investigator on externally funded research projects commensurate with career stage. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 10

Experience of working in practice as a clinical psychologist with children with neurodevelopmental conditions (intellectual disability and/or autism). (a, c)

Essential Criteria 11

Strong commitment to influencing policy and practice using research evidence. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 12

Knowledge of legislation England/the UK in relation to those with neurodevelopmental conditions. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 13

Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the Health and Care Professions Council. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 14

Demonstrated commitment to working in partnership with disabled individuals in research and/or clinical contexts. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 1

Current registration as a practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. (a)

Desirable Criteria 2

Supervision of PhD students to successful completion. (a)

Desirable Criteria 3

Experience of teaching at post-graduate level in a University environment. (a)

Desirable Criteria 4

Eligible for full membership or current full membership of the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology inclusive of Chartered Psychologist status. (a)

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

CEDAR is a small research-focused department in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Warwick. We have an international reputation for our research in neurodevelopmental conditions (especially intellectual disability and autism), and a strong commitment to working in partnership with others to affect positive change.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of physical, mental health and intellectual disability services to children and adults across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull (https: // www. The post-holder would carry out their clinical work in the Neurodevelopmental Team (Children's) (https: // www. service/neurodevelopmental-team-childrens-22/)

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Closing Date

16 Jan 2023

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