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Job Number : 35569
Type and Location : Academic / Sydney
Listed By : UNSW on 22 Nov 2021
Clinical Academic – Perinatal/Women’s Mental Health

Why your role matters 

  • Work with other clinical academics across the full spectrum of mental health areas in one of the largest and most successful groupings nationally, and partner with the pre-eminent leader in service delivery in peri-natal health, St John of God Healthcare
  • Combine a clinical passion for perinatal mental health with support to build on an existing research program
  • Independent leadership position

This role will provide strong academic leadership to ensure the continuation of the program of translational research that impacts on policy and practice in Perinatal and Women’s Mental Health as well as clinical academic leadership to the Mother-Baby Unit (located at St John of God Hospital Burwood). You’ll also contribute to the teaching activities of the School of Psychiatry and be responsible for overseeing undergraduate medical student rotations at SJOG Hospital Burwood. The role of Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor/ Professor reports to the Head of School of Psychiatry and has several direct research assistant reports. The position works across UNSW Sydney in Kensington and St John of God Hospital at Burwood.

The Organisation

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Sydney’s finest teaching hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations including the St John of God Health Care (SJOG-HC) facilities. St John of God Health Care is a leading Catholic health care provider with services in WA, NSW, & Victoria and two psychiatric hospitals in NSW (Burwood and Richmond). In NSW, SJOG-HC has focussed extensively on the provision of Perinatal & Infant MH services with its 12 private mother baby beds at the Burwood Mother Baby Unit (MBU), and the at Blacktown Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Service (Raphael service).

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. But what makes us different isn’t only what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re Australia’s number one university for impact and among the nation’s Top 20 empIoyers. And it’s why we come to campus each day. If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

Who you are

You have a PhD, MD, or other equivalent research qualification in a field relevant to Perinatal and Women’s mental health research, as well as an appropriate medical qualification registerable in Australia and accreditation as a psychiatrist with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists OR a Clinical Psychologist. You’ll also have an emerging track record of research publications, successful collaborations and securing research grant funds, and experience incorporating research outcomes into translational programs.

To Apply: To review the Position Description and or to apply, please visit [email protected]

Applications close: 11.55pm, Sunday 16th January 2022

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave). 

Contact Details
Kimberlie Dean, Head of School, Psychiatry, UNSW

e: [email protected]


Shiree Thomas, Talent Acquisition Consultant, UNSW

e: [email protected]



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