Work with us

Study or work alongside us creating new knowledge about learning difficulties.

If you are a student at the University of Edinburgh, or are seeking to study here, and would like to enquire about project supervision in the Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre, please review our People page and contact the individual supervisor you would like to work with.  

If you’re looking for a voluntary position you can email us, but you should be aware that we are unlikely to have many opportunities unless you are already connected to the University of Edinburgh, and / or NHS Lothian. This is because of the important restrictions that govern our work with children and young people.

The Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre is a vibrant and innovative interdisciplinary research group, directed by Sue Fletcher-Watson. The Centre also incorporates clinical and research fellows; MSc, PhD and MD students and a number of research assistants. We are also linked to a large community of Associate Members from all parts of the University.

We host a termly seminar series, on each occasion inviting an early career researcher to speak, followed by a discussion and an evening meal. The Centre hosts a quarterly whole-team meeting, usually accompanied by an evening event. In addition, each principal investigator will hold more frequent team meetings and socials with their group. Reflecting the diversity of academic disciplines and methods represented within the Research Centre, members attend seminar series or journal clubs in the Usher Institute; Division of Psychiatry; Department of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, and at the School of Education.

Members of the Research Centre will also have access to the wider neuroscience research community at the University of Edinburgh - our Psychology, Psychiatry & Neuroscience submission was ranked 3rd in the UK for research power in the last REF. The University is a progressive and supportive employer, and Edinburgh is an excellent place to live, offering arts, culture, science, sport and leisure befitting a capital city, while remaining in easy reach of beautiful coastline, mountains and countryside.

Related links



Usher Institute

Division of Psychiatry

School of Philisophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Moray House School of Education

Edinburgh Neuroscience