Academic Department

The Academic Department's role in the Charity is to develop and foster research, education and training.

This image shows St Andrew's Main Building, home to the Academic DepartmentSt Andrew’s aims to become an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research, education and training across the clinical areas in which the Charity excels.

Along with providing high quality clinical care, we work with key academic institutions, sustaining an educational and research output which builds on the Charity’s clinical services and marks us out as leaders in this field. The Academic Department’s role in the Charity is to develop and foster that work.

Now, the backgrounds and output of our university faculty reflect the range of professions within mental health including medicine, nursing, psychology and social work. Members of the Department support clinical research and education directed at improving the lives of patients.

To do this, the Charity supports academic links with universities in the UK and overseas where the academic expertise of those universities complements the clinical skills of staff here at St. Andrew’s. Since 2008, staff and students from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London have been based at the Northampton site. Staff from the University of Northampton are also based here.

The Academic Department supervises the training of medical undergraduates as well as the postgraduate training of psychiatrists specialising in general and forensic psychiatry. PhD and Masters level students from a range of disciplines and universities now obtain their degrees after completing attachments at St Andrew's.

St Andrew's Scholarship in Psychiatry

The St Andrew's Scholarship in Psychiatry is awarded to outstanding medical students who are interested in an elective placement in psychiatry in the UK or overseas. Click here to download the Scholarship in Psychiatry application form. For more information, please email Victoria Dennison.