This post will be based within the Mental Health and Addictions Research Group at the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York. The group has been awarded a prestigious Programme Grant for Applied Health Research (PGfAR) from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in the area of physical activity and severe mental illness (SMI). The overall aim of the SPACES programme (Supporting Physical Activity through Co-production in people with Severe Mental Illness) is to develop and test an intervention to support people with SMI to take part in physical activity.
We are looking for a Research Fellow to join the large interdisciplinary programme research team of academics, clinicians and service user/carer representatives. The post presents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and highly motivated person to develop their own career in an excellent research environment, joining a large and highly successful multi-disciplinary Department renowned for its methodological expertise and commitment to research with high impact on policy and practice.
As Research Fellow for SPACES you will be centrally involved in and manage the preparation and undertaking of mixed-methods research (including the development of an intervention and manuals, stakeholder engagement workshops, a feasibility study, randomised controlled trial, process and economic evaluation) as part of an interdisciplinary team. Supported by the Programme Lead, you will manage a small sub-team team of full-time and part-time researchers and engage comprehensively with a variety of academic, clinical and PPI stakeholders involved with the research. You will conduct research and substantially contribute to publications and other outputs from the research, be involved in national and international dissemination activities (including conferences), and use your initiative to contribute to the development of future research.
This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Consequently, all applicants will be asked to declare both unspent and spent convictions on their application form.
Appointment of the successful candidate will be conditional on a Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Interview Date: 12 April 2021
For informal enquiries: please contact Emily Peckham at email@example.com
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