Research Tutor – PsychD in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

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The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families supports distressed children and their families through innovative therapeutic practice and research, training and promoting awareness of mental health issues. In April 2019, the Centre opened its new Centre of Excellence located in King’s Cross.

The Centre values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.

About the course

The PsychD in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (the Independent Training) is a four-year full-time, highly selective professional doctorate. The course aims to develop the academic, clinical and research skills needed to practice as a professional Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. Completion of the doctorate leads to professional membership of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP). Teaching is offered in a small group setting and aims to provide a thorough understanding of child development, childhood psychopathology and psychotherapeutic techniques linked with direct experience of clinical work and conducting relevant research.

Purpose of the post

The Research Tutor post offers an opportunity for someone to join a small team of experienced academic supervisors and work collaboratively in teaching, supervising and supporting students in completing their PsychD research theses. This will entail some combination of providing small-group seminar teaching, and assisting individual students in the process of devising, conducting, analysing and writing-up their research projects, which are mostly worked on across years two and three of the course.

The post-holder will be home-based during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; thereafter at the Anna Freud Centre, 4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH. The course takes a blended learning approach to teaching, and it is anticipated that some teaching and supervision in 2021/22 will be provided remotely (online) and some will be provided through face-to-face contact with students.

For informal enquiries, please contact the course’s Academic Director, Nick Midgley, on

Please email if you require assistance or experience difficulties in applying. Please note all our posts require candidates to have the Right to Work in the UK at the time of applying and we do not hold a sponsorship license.

Interview Date: Wednesday 26 or Thursday 27 May 2021

Hours per week and working pattern : Part-time (three and a half hours per week – including Tuesday mornings during term time, and/or some block teaching)

Contract duration

Fixed term, one year in the first instance. There may be the opportunity for the post to become a permanent in the future.

Notification of interview

Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Monday 17 May 2021.
Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates.


Interviews will be held on Wednesday 26 or Thursday 27 May 2021.

How to apply

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