Research Tutor – MSc Early Child Development and Clinical Applications

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The Anna Freud Centre is a world-leading mental health charity for children, young people and their families. Our mission is to close the gap in wellbeing and mental health by advancing, translating, delivering, and sharing the best science and practice with everyone who impacts the lives of children, young people and their families. More information about the Anna Freud Centre is available on our website:


We value diversity and aim to have diverse workforce that reflects the community and our service users, in line with our vision, values and inclusion commitments. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.


This two-year full-time MSc programme provides a comprehensive understanding of early child development (prenatal to 5 yrs. of age), as well as how the early years impact later development in adolescence, adulthood and becoming a parent. Psychoanalytic thinking is the primary organizing approach but other perspectives, drawing on contemporary research in developmental psychology and neuroscience, as well as different approaches to contemporary clinical practice are embedded throughout the teaching. Students are able to apply their learning in a supervised clinical placement normally in the Early Years Service at AFC, a two-year observation of a baby in their home, as well as conducting a substantial research project. The MSc has an intake of around 17-20 students each year.


The Research Tutor is an essential role for our MSc as the post-holder will participate in the supervision and marking of research assessments; participate in delivering workshops and lectures; work alongside the Programme Directors and Senior Research Tutors to ensure the satisfactory development and ongoing delivery of the research project component of the MSc Early Dev, according to University College London (UCL) standards and regulations and in line with the course objectives. The post-holder will sit in Education & Training at the Anna Freud Centre and will have the opportunity to also link up with other departments at the Centre for MSc research projects and will be able to attend interesting talks and lectures within the Centre.

In addition to the Centre contract, the Research Tutor will also have an honorary contract at UCL, which is consistently ranked as one of the top ten universities in the world and is No. 2 in research power in the Research Excellence Framework 2021. This honorary contract will offer some UCL staff benefits.


Please email with any job enquiries, or if you require assistance or experience difficulties when applying. Please note that successful candidate(s) will be asked to evidence their Right to Work in the UK post-job offer – we do not hold a sponsor licence therefore we are unable to provide Visa sponsorship.




Hybrid working (a mixture of onsite and home/remote working). Staff are working onsite for at least 20% of their working hours at the Anna Freud Centre in King’s Cross (4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH).


Contract duration



Closing date for applications

Midday (12pm), Monday 21 November 2022


Notification of interview

Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Tuesday 22 November 2022. Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates.



Interviews will be held on Thursday 24 November 2022.


How to apply

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