How much will I get paid?

Over the past ten years there has been a significant increase in the number of lectureships in health psychology in universities and medical and nurse training schools. This is also reflected in the considerable growth in research into social and behavioural factors in health. Health psychologists may not necessarily stay with the same type of employer, an individual may move from a university to a health authority, and vice versa. There may also be joint appointments between universities and health services or units.

Research contracts are frequently paid on University Academic and Related Staff Scales, with Grade A scales currently starting at approximately £13,287 and Grade B pay ranging from £19,340 to £29,211 (2005 figures - see the University and College Union website for updates)