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Clinical Psychology
The Clinical Psychology subject area runs a range of taught postgraduate degrees in applied and developmental psychology. Two taught postgraduate degrees are delivered in partnership with NHS Education Scotland (NES) as well as local NHS Boards: the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and the MSc Applied Psychology for Children and Young People. We also offer an MSc in Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Psychological Practice, a BPD conversion MSc Psychology of Mental Health, a distance learning programme the MSc Children & Young People's Mental Health and Psychological Practice, together with research degrees. The subject area currently has 20 academic staff (most also holding clinical posts in the NHS) who contribute to research and teaching activity. It also has 2.5 full-time office support staff together with support from the wider School office team. The current Head of Clinical Psychology is Prof Matthias Schwannauer. Working alongside this team is a Clinical Practice Director and five NHS clinical tutors employed and funded directly by NES who contribute directly to the delivery of clinical practice education.

The Section of Clinical Psychology has an active research group in the area of applied developmental psychology and psychological therapies research. Research in clinical psychology contributed to the University of Edinburgh’s REF2014 return to sub-panel 4 (Psychology, Psychiatry & Neuroscience) and sub-panel 22 (Social Work and Social Policy). The research interests of academic staff in clinical psychology comprise the following programmatic research areas:
Developmental psychopathology of significant mental health difficulties; Autistic Spectrum and Theory of Mind; Attachment; Parenting; Eating Behaviours and Disorders; Trauma and Abuse; Medically Unexplained Symptoms; Anxiety and Stress Management; Depression; Emotion Regulation; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy; Mindfulness and Third Wave Approaches; Personality Disorders and Maladaptive Schemas; Sex Offenders; Psychosis; At Risk Mental States; Long-Term Health Conditions; psychological therapies development and evaluation; RCT methodologies.

Interdisciplinary research is encouraged through the School’s research and knowledge exchange themes of:
  • child and adolescent mental health
  • disability
  • critical care
  • ageing and dementia
 
The School of Health in Social Science
The School of Health in Social Science is a vibrant research and professionally driven academic School which strives to have a transformational impact on individuals and communities through internationally excellent research, knowledge exchange, learning and teaching. The distinctive composition of disciplines in the School leads to an emphasis on optimising physical, mental and emotional health for people; amplifying the potential of people and communities vulnerable to exclusion and working with others to achieve this. The Subject Areas are: Clinical Psychology; Nursing Studies; Counselling & Psychotherapy; Interdisciplinary Social Sciences in Health. The School works in partnership with a wide range of global and local educational and research partners.

The School of Health in Social Science is a leading provider of postgraduate and undergraduate education in health, health policy and related fields. We offer two undergraduate programmes (one leading to professional registration in nursing); together with several postgraduate degrees in Clinical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dementia, Health and Social Care and Nursing Studies and an expanding range of Continuing Professional Development and on-line distance learning opportunities.

The School of Health in Social Science holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance the representation of women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.
 
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (http://www.ed.ac.uk/arts-humanities-soc-sci)
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is a large and diverse part of the University. Led by Vice-Principal Professor Dorothy Miell, it has 13,800 undergraduates, 5,500 taught postgraduates, 1,300 research students and more than 3,800 academic and professional services staff. The College incorporates 11 Schools (Business; Divinity; Economics; Edinburgh College of Art; Education; Health in Social Sciences; History, Classics and Archaeology; Law; Literatures, Languages and Cultures; Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences; and Social and Political Science), the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and the Centre for Open Learning. The College is located on multiple sites across Edinburgh, with the majority of Schools and College Offices based close to the central George Square area. The College, which is recognised as one of the world's leading centres for the arts, humanities and social sciences in research and teaching, has been growing and investing strongly in recent years.

Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014)

The College operates at the highest levels of international quality across a very wide range of disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences and submitted the work of more than 750 staff to 23 Units of Assessment in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. The College achieved a superb result, combining a large-scale, broad and diverse submission with very high quality outcomes: 86% of its research impact and 76% of the overall quality profile were assessed as world-leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*). Using the widely used Research Power index (which combines the submission's overall score for 3* and 4* work with the volume of staff submitted), 12 of the College’s Units were ranked within the top five in the UK, and 18 were ranked first in Scotland. With an assessment of more than 95% at 3* and 4*, we're particularly proud of the outstanding research environment we create for staff and research students.
 
The University of Edinburgh
For more than four centuries, our people and their achievements have rewritten history time and again. They’ve explored space, revolutionised surgery, published era-defining books, paved the way for life-saving medical breakthroughs and introduced to the world many inventions, discoveries and ideas from penicillin to Dolly the sheep. We have believed that anything is possible, we still do.
The latest Research Excellence Framework highlighted our place at the forefront of international research. This adds to our international reputation for the quality of our teaching and our student experience excellence. The University is proud of its success with online teaching initiatives, with 2550 students currently studying its online distance learning postgraduate programmes, and a total to date of more than 2 million enrolments for Edinburgh MOOCs.

As a member of staff, you will be part of one of the world's leading universities, with 20 Schools spread over 3 Colleges that offer more than 1600 undergraduate and 600 postgraduate programmes to over 41,000 students each year. Professional services are critical to this success as well as our world-class teaching, research and student facilities. In fact, we are one of the top employers in Edinburgh, with over 14,500 people spread across a wide range of academic and supporting roles.

As a world-changing, world-leading university, we offer an exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent, develop and reward success and integrate academic, professional and personal career goals, as well as give your career the benefit of a great and distinguished reputation. In addition, our employees benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which include generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality. The University has a range of initiatives to support a family friendly working environment, including flexible working and childcare vouchers. See our University Initiatives website for further information.

University Family Friendly Initiatives

Equality Networks:

Staff Pride Network for LGBT+ colleagues and allies
Disabled Staff Network

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
 
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