Training and Development

The Division supports career progression and professional development for all staff

Staff can attend lectures on the Division’s MSc courses by prior arrangement and there are also opportunities to become involved with the teaching and support of post-graduate students. Additionally, the four research departments in the Division (Mental Health of Older People, Mental Health Neuroscience, Marie Curie Palliative Care Research and Epidemiology and Applied Clinical Research) hold regular meetings to support staff research activities.

There are a number of peer run research activities which take place in the Division of Psychiatry. 


There is a Division mentoring scheme to support the career progression of staff who wish to pursue an academic career. Mentoring is provided by a more senior member of staff who is not a line manager of the mentee. Mentors and mentees are matched at random, and meetings are held quarterly for 12 months. The focus is on helping mentees develop their CV and skills to prepare for promotion, fellowship applications and future career opportunities.

Please contact Nicola Morant and Penny Rapaport for further details.

There are also mentoring opportunities for technical and professional services staff within the Faculty of Brain Sciences. For more information contact FBS.EDI@ucl.ac.uk