Mental Health Research Practitioner in Eating Disorders

Band 6

Main area
Eating Disorders
Band 6
Fixed Term
18.75 hours per week
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Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
£31,878 - £42,046 pro rata per annum
30/04/2018 23:59

The main role of the post holder is to deliver a clinical intervention via one-hour Skype sessions with patients with a complex psychiatric condition (i.e. Anorexia Nervosa) and their carers, to support collaborative work towards recovery. The post holder will be required to have a professional qualification related to mental health (i.e. Occupational/Family therapy, Clinical or Counselling Psychology, Social work and/or Nursing) and extensive experience working with patients who suffer from an eating disorder and their families, including providing meal support. The post holder will also be required to schedule and plan each session based on the study protocols and the session’s feedback provided by patients and carers. The ability to anticipate and manage potential challenging situations during the sessions will also be essential. Additionally, clinical supervision to two research assistants facilitating online groups with patients and carers will also be part of the role.


About the Service:

The post holder will work with the TRIANGLE team, which includes the project principal investigator (Professor Janet Treasure), research coordinator (Dr Valentina Cardi), research assistants (Mrs Viviana Aya and Miss Katie Rowlands) and the patient-carer sessions supervisor (Miss Gill Todd). The overall aim of the TRIANGLE trial is to test whether a novel online guided self-help intervention for patients with anorexia nervosa and their carers improves treatment outcomes.



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Professor Janet Treasure on or Dr Valentina Cardi on

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