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Lecturer in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Mental Health

Southampton, United Kingdom
£44,263 to £56,021 per annum
Closing date
8 May 2024

School of Psychology

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £44,263 to £56,021 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 36 months
Closing Date:  Wednesday 08 May 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2681024JW

The School of Psychology at the University of Southampton is making strategic academic appointments to grow our research and research-led undergraduate and postgraduate education in mental health.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to innovate research and teaching in mental health with specific expertise on machine learning and artificial intelligence methods. 

 You will hold a doctorate in computer sciences or related discipline, be able to evidence excellence in teaching and research commensurate with your level, and share our ambition to deliver the highest quality research, education and training in mental health in a research-intensive school.

The School of Psychology at Southampton is recognised for producing world-leading, high-impact research, supported by excellent research facilities (REF2021). These include purpose-built laboratories for social interaction and behavioural observation, neuropsychological/cognitive testing, therapeutic intervention and psychopharmacology, child/family studies, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), neurostimulation (TMS/tDCS), psychophysiology, pain research including quantitative sensory testing (QST), eye-tracking, virtual reality and multi-sensory processing.

We enjoy long-standing collaborations with University research groups in Medicine (Psychiatry, Primary Care, Public Health), Biological Sciences (Neuroscience), Health Sciences, Education, Engineering, and Computer Science. The Institute for Life Sciences supports further cross-disciplinary collaboration. Our strategic partnerships with NHS Trusts, Government, charities, schools and industry deliver world leading impact (REF2021) and attract significant grant income from all major research funders. 

Our School is one of the largest providers of postgraduate research and clinical training in the UK, offering a range of MSc programmes (Psychology, Health, Clinical), research doctorates (PhD), Doctoral Programmes in Clinical Psychology (DClin) and Educational Psychology (DEdPsy), and training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). 

Psychology is an ambitious and successful School, ranked in the Global Top 150 (QS, 2022), as well as a friendly and positive place to work. You will join a highly collegiate and professional team who are keen to share expertise, provide mentorship, and support professional development. The School values diversity and equality. We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role, and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities. We recognise that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance, including part-time working. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness. The School of Psychology holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award demonstrating our commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The University of Southampton holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. 

This is a 3-year fixed term post. The school hope the post will move to a permanent position at the end of 3 years.

 For further details about the posts, you are invited to contact Professor Matt Garner (Head of Psychology:; Professor Samuele Cortese (NIHR Research Professor,

Please submit your completed online application form and CV at

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