Study with the Spectrum Centre

Current Opportunities

CASE studentship: a collaboration between the Faculty of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University, and Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust.

We are looking for a highly motivated, intelligent and creative graduate interested in exploring inspiration in bipolar disorder. This is core emotional-motivational process which underpins creativity, a highly valued positive experience in this mental health condition. You must have a minimum of 1st or first degree in psychology or related discipline, or a high 2:1 and a Masters level qualification including research methods. You must have an interest in how advancing psychological knowledge in this area can inform the development of better interventions for bipolar disorder, and be highly competent in qualitative and quantitative methods. The post is based at the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research in the Faculty of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University , and part time in Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust.

To find out more about the PhD and entry requirements, visit the Doctorate in Mental Health web pages.

PhD in Mental Health with the Spectrum Centre

The PhD in mental health provides opportunities for future leaders in mental health to gain core research skills, as well as a deeper and more critical insight into mental health theory, translational research, and how this impacts on policy and practice. You will develop quantitative and qualitative research skills, improve knowledge management, enhance leadership skills and effectiveness, and advance scholarship in presenting written and oral arguments.

To find out more about the PhD and entry requirements, visit the course information on

The Student Experience at Spectrum

The Spectrum Centre has provided me with a supportive and welcoming learning environment. The opportunity to get involved in various projects and gain a variety of experience as a result has really helped. Iíve always felt valued as a member of the team.
My time with Spectrum has given me the opportunity to do valuable research which I value as it has the potential to changes lives in the future. The support and encouragement provided by Spectrum has been excellent. The opportunity to give lectures and presentations, along with the support to actually do them, has really helped with my confidence and experience.
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