Clinical Psychologist/ Trial Coordinator

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist/ Trial Coordinator
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: Oxford
Salary: Band 8a £40,028 - £48,034 pa
Contact Name: Prof Daniel Freeman
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 18, 2016 09:43

Job Description

Warneford Hospital, Oxford
Clinical Psychologist/ Trial Coordinator
Salary: Band 8a £40,028 - £48,034 pa

Applications are invited for the post of Clinical Psychologist/Trial Coordinator for a period of up to 31 months. The person will be based in Prof Daniel Freeman’s Oxford Cognitive Approaches to Psychosis (O-CAP) research group at the University of Oxford, and work clinically in Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and neighbouring NHS trusts.

The post provides an exciting opportunity for you to contribute to a multi-centre randomised controlled trial (SlowMo) funded by the NIHR EME programme, evaluating the clinical effectiveness and mechanisms of action of an innovative digital therapy (SlowMo) for persecutory delusions. SlowMo targets thinking habits which are known to contribute to paranoia, and works by supporting people to slow down for a moment to reduce fast thinking and the subsequent impact of paranoia on their lives. 

SlowMo is one of the first digital psychological therapies designed specifically for severe mental health problems, and addresses challenges to engagement and adherence by providing an easy to use and enjoyable interface. The project is led locally by Prof Daniel Freeman and the overall project lead is Prof Philippa Garety at KCL London, together with a team of 10 co-applicants. 

You will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the study at Oxford and also providing the SlowMo therapy. This will include overseeing recruitment of participants, clinical liaison with teams, site monitoring and reporting, supervision of two research workers, and using agreed standard operating protocols and guidelines. You’ll also deliver the therapy and ensure fidelity of therapy to trial protocols. 

The job will involve a considerable amount of travel across a large geographical area and a clean driving licence is essential. You’ll work under the supervision of Prof Daniel Freeman, the site Principal Investigator, and in a close working partnership with the central Trial Coordinator (Dr Tom Ward) based at King’s College London, and the whole Project Team. 

The successful candidate will be a qualified clinical psychologist (HCPC registered), with training and experience of CBT with people with psychosis and experience of conducting research studies. Proven experience of working in a clinical trials environment will be advantageous.

Excellent clinical skills in working with psychosis, professional skills in working with NHS teams, IT, organisational and interpersonal skills are essential as are project management skills, the ability to deliver work according to deadlines. In addition you will possess a flexible, adaptable team-working attitude and have the ability to supervise and monitor a small team. 

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Prof Daniel Freeman via email: To apply for this post -

Closing date: Friday 21 October 2016.