Exciting opportunity: Lankelly Chase Project Manager/Researcher Queen Mary University of London – Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine – Centre for Psychiatry

An opportunity has arisen for a full time (1.0 FTE) post as a Project Manager/Researcher for the Lankelly Chase project which has been funded in order to establish a centre of excellence on ‘ethnicity, inequalities and mental illness’. This project is led by Professor Kamaldeep Bhui at Queen Mary University of London, working closely with Professor James Nazroo at the University of Manchester and Ms Joy Francis, Executive Director of Words of Colour Productions.

The Project Manager will work with the applicants, and project partners, to oversee the day to day delivery of the project objectives, milestones, internal and external relationships, and work closely with the PI and other applicants to ensure successful delivery. This includes high level project management expertise, people and relationship skills including line management of other staff, as well as expertise in specific areas of research, preferably in mixed methods research and with expertise and interest in ethnic inequalities and severe mental illness, co-production and co-creative technologies, with excellent communication and financial management skills.

Please note that extensive travel will be required as part of the project.

This is a full time and fixed term appointment for 4.5 years.

Apply by clicking here


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The Centre for Psychiatry

The Centre for Psychiatry is part of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. The Department hosts research groups across East London ranging from Charterhouse Square, Whitechapel and Newham. The Centre works closely with East London Foundation NHS Trust with which many of our clinical academics hold clinical contracts and provide high quality care to local people with mental health problems. The trust was rated as ‘Outstanding’ in the recent CQC visit, and along with The Medical & Dental School’s and QMUL’s performance in REF 2014, and in the National Student Survey, we form an incredibly important and powerful partnership to serve the interest of our local communities as well as provide cutting edge research of global importance; and we providing high quality learning to prepare medical and dental students for future practice.

Read more about our research, teaching and learning, and our values and communities of practice in our Winter Newsletter: psychiatry-winter-16-newsletter

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Improving access to higher education for poorer students and cultural minorities.

The QMUL Model to improve access to higher education and better equip students for future employment

Young people now need to prepare for a healthy, balanced, creative and ambitious work environment in which the jobs they will occupy and the problems they will solve are not yet known. The QMUL Model promotes, not only excellence in academic thinking and practice, but applies this to real world settings, and equips young people with core skills of effective communication, leadership; developing trusting and cooperative teams in fair organisations across traditional sector boundaries. Building social capital, social inclusion, improving access for more global and diverse sources of talent and knowledge are essential for societal success, and importantly for the sustained health and wellbeing of future employees, managers, and leaders as well as citizens in general. All educational institutions and employers should be adopting creative innovations as found in the QMUL Model to protect, promote and improve the future success, health and wellbeing of young people. The QMUL Model improves access to the under-served and socially excluded local people living in some of the most deprived areas of the country and is a testament to QMUL’s commitment to local communities and collective social responsibilities that are part and parcel of a future mature workforce and healthy populations.

The QMUL Model creates a tailored university experience fostering the social capital of students through the development of networking skills, cross-disciplinary critical thinking, a global outlook and entrepreneurial skills. Nowhere will this impact be more positively felt than by the large number of students who join the QMUL community from local, low-income and non-traditional backgrounds. QMUL is an exemplar among universities for widening access and the social mobility: 89% of students are from state schools and approximately 60% declared from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups. Half of our undergraduate students receive a bursary awarded to those from a low income background but we need to do more!

See link for more information: 798_16_qmul-model_council-flyer_v2

Kamaldeep Bhui

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Global Wellbeing Survey

Careif & World Psychiatric Association (WPA)

International Wellbeing Survey

The Survey

This important survey is organised by Careif and WPA in the month of May 2016.

Please take the survey and do pass on the link to your networks, friends, and work colleagues.

The survey is entirely anonymous: no individual will be identified and findings will be used only for research, to improve knowledge about wellbeing.

The questionnaire will take only a few minutes to complete, and can be found at:




It is estimated that more than 450 million people in the world are affected by ‘disorders of the mind’, manifested by emotional or mental distress. The challenges for prevention and healing are significant, ranging from the social stigma that prevents people from seeking help, a lack of awareness in people themselves, insufficient resources and trained professionals, and the lack of culturally informed assessment, treatment and support.

As the world experiences unprecedented social and demographic change, wellbeing has risen up the political agenda for a complex mix of philosophical and economic factors. At the personal level, wellbeing enables us to live fulfilled lives. It is therefore important that we understand more about what constitutes ‘wellbeing’ in different cultures and settings, and how we can enhance personal wellbeing for individual and social benefit.

A team that includes academics and mental health professionals from Careif and WPA is conducting this ambitious population survey as the first stage in what we hope will lead to a major study of wellbeing around the globe.

A full report of findings will be published in Autumn of 2016, on the Careif and WPA websites (http://www.careif.org ) and WPA (http://www.wpanet.org/).

Please help us secure a good global response; do forward this email to your colleagues, friends and anyone else you think would be willing to spend a few minutes completing a questionnaire. The questions require some thought but hopefully you will also find them interesting and informative.

We seek respondents coming from a wide range of ages, occupations, communities and backgrounds.


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Careif 2016 Essay Prize on preventing premature mortality in mental illness

Careif Competition 2016

Global Essay Prize

Improving the physical health of people with mental illness

1st Prize £500

2nd Prize £300

3rd Prize £100

click here for more details: careif 2016 essay-physical health and mental illness

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MSc Creative Arts & Mental Health

Announcing the superb QMUL new

MSc in CreativeArts&MentalHealth

This interdisciplinary course is run by the Department of Drama and Centre for Psychiatry at QMUL. Directed at a combination of education professionals, artists, scholars, and mental health practitioners, it offers students the opportunity to learn in de-tail, from both arts and science perspectives, about how art and performance can be used to think critically about and engage the public with concepts and experiences of mental health and the mental health system.

Course Directors: Dr Bridget Escolme and  Prof. Kam Bhui

To register your interest or book your place contact course administrator: r.patel@qmul.ac.uk

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Professional Doctorate Intercultural Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Professional Doctorate Intercultural Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Announcing a new exciting three-year full-time or six-year part time programme of study.

This innovative programme will equip you with the clinical and academic skills to be a leader in the field of psychological interventions for people with experiences of trauma and violence. We are seeking the most aspiring and able students who will become experts through a taught element, original research, personal therapy, and and supervised clinical experience.

This course is delivered by Queen Mary University of London in partnership with the Refugee Therapy Centre and leads to a Queen Mary University of London Professional Doctorate Degree and registration with the RTC who makes recommendations for registration with the UK Council for Psychotherapy and the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis.

Professor Kamaldeep Bhui and Dr Aida Alaryarian are the academic and clinical leaders acting as Directors of the programme. Limited places are available for a start in October 2016, so register your interest now.

Click on the header for more information, or email r.patel@qmul.ac.uk to register your place.

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