Professor Anna Madill

Professor Anna Madill


Three mentoring packages in Global Mental Health available for early career scholars in any academic discipline

The University of Leeds is leading a 12-month project seed-funded by the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund to provide the foundation for a large bid to establish a Mental Health Global Challenge Cluster. In association with this seed-funded stage, three mentoring opportunities are available on a competitive basis for UK early career scholars who have a passion to promote mental health. This opportunity will allow mentees to develop their competencies to engage in Global Mental Health research and to establish connections with Low and Middle-Income Country (LMIC) networks and partners.

Applicants must:

  • Hold a permanent academic position at a UK HEI
  • Have research obligations as part of their permanent role
  • Be within 5 years of having obtained a PhD
  • Have not previously worked on overseas development-relevant projects
  • Can be qualified in any academic discipline for which they would like to explore the potential link to promoting global mental health.

Mentees will be introduced to our LMIC Partner Organisations, join the University of Leeds Global Mental Health Network, be invited to attend two fully-funded Praxis Nexus Events (UK and overseas), all three events for the Cluster team at the University of Leeds, contribute to a scoping review, co-organise and host a Cluster Praxis Learning Event at the University of Leeds, and be asked to blog about their skill and knowledge development in global mental health. Event schedule and their format are subject to relevant COVID-19 restrictions.

Mentoring will be provided via Skype on a monthly basis by the Principle Investigator, Professor Anna Madill. Each mentee will be supported by a travel, accommodation and subsistence budget of up to £1500 administered by the University of Leeds.

To apply, e-mail Anna Madill at with your 2-page CV, 1-page supporting letter from your Head of School confirming you meet the required criteria, and 1-page statement outlining what you bring to this mentoring opportunity and your related short- and mid-term aims. Anna Madill and one Co-Investigator from each contributing HEI – University of Bradford, University of Brighton, De Montfort University, and Middlesex University - will be involved in selecting the three winners.

The project commences summer 2020. Closing date for applications is 5pm on 22nd May 2020.

Anna Madill is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and of the Academy of Social Sciences. She Co-Founded and Chaired (2008-11) the British Psychological Society Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section. Anna Madill is on the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Clinical Psychology, Qualitative Psychology, and Qualitative Research in Psychology. She is former Chair of the Crohn's and Colitis UK 'Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease' Research Awards Committee.


  • Deputy Head of School of Psychology
  • School Internationalisation Lead

Research interests

Anna Madill's research is broadly in the field of 'well-being,' gender and sexuality. She specializes in qualitative methods with a particular interest in visual approaches. Her projects include research funded by the British Academy on Boys' Love manga and is the Principal Investigator on an ESRC/AHRC GCRF Mental Health project in Assam, India called 'The Big Picture' (


  • MA
  • PhD

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the British Psychological Society
  • Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Student education

I am module leader for Level 2 Psychological Disorders and lead the Level 1 and 2 practical on qualitative methods. I supervise projects at all levels.

Research groups and institutes

  • Health and social psychology

Current postgraduate researchers

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