Deputy Director and Associate Professor of UCL Centre for Behaviour Change

Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 24th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £58,404 - £63,483 per annum
  • REF: 1880701
  • Closes: 08th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

An opening exists for the Deputy Director of UCLs Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC) ( at Associate Professor grade. The purpose of the CBC which is directed by Professor Susan Michie is to increase the quality and quantity of academic activity in behaviour change at UCL and beyond, and to promote interdisciplinary collaboration, transdisciplinary thinking and the translation of academic expertise into practice and policy. CBC aims to become a leading and world-renowned centre for expertise in behaviour change. In addition to fostering research, CBC provides consultancy, organises public and other events, an annual international conference and international training schools. It also hosts an MSc in Behaviour Change and has a diverse training programme.

The CBC is based at UCLs Bloomsbury campus and has a full-time administrator, a full-time Research Lead, two part-time Senior Teaching Fellows, a Conference, Events and Communications Manager and a half-time research administrator to support the Director and Deputy Director.

The Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology undertake world-leading research and teaching in mind, behaviour, and language. It brings together researchers in a range of disciplines such as developmental psychology, clinical psychology, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, health, education, communication, medicine, behaviour and development. The Department is a vibrant environment for both study and research. UCL is the top-ranked university in the UK for research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience.

Key Requirements

The post-holder should have advanced expertise in behaviour change, a strong track record of research publications and grants, and have the leadership and project management skills to lead the activities at CBC.

The successful candidate should have excellent research, leadership and communication skills, with proven experience of effective interdisciplinary, and ideally intersectoral, working. Applicants should have a 2.1 (or higher) and a PhD in a Behavioural Science or closely related field, and a good track record of research publications and grants. They should have advanced knowledge of behavioural science evidence, methods and theory and be able to apply this to a wide range of topics. They will have excellent project management skills and be an organised, independent and pro-active researcher and manager who has experience of establishing effective, collaborative links in multi-disciplinary and multi-centre projects.

Applicants should be able to effectively and efficiently manage multiple work-streams, and develop streamlined processes for research, financial, conference/event and people management and organisation. They should be excellent team members, able to work with other senior colleagues across cultures and manage multi-disciplinary, multi-centre and international research, consultancy and outward-facing projects, securing funding and develop strategies to ensure the continued success of the CBC.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

For further information about the post please contact Susan Michie, Director of CBC

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

8 Dec 2021

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