Embedded Researcher in Creative Health (2 roles available FT or PT)

Sheffield Hallam University
April 07, 2024
Offerd Salary:£30,487 to £37,099
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Embedded Researcher in Creative Health (2 roles available FT or PT)

College of Social Sciences & Arts Academic Grade 6 - £30,487 to £37,099 (pro rata) dependent on experience

The Role

• Are you passionate about art, culture and heritage and the impact it can health on our health and wellbeing?

• Are you committed to addressing health inequalities through voluntary, community or social action using participatory creative methods?

• Are you interested in how this can be supported and made sustainable through effective collaboration across sectors?

The Centre for Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University has an exciting opportunity for two researchers to play a key role in the delivery of a major new interdisciplinary project funded by UKRI/AHRC through the ‘Mobilising Community Assets to Tackle Health Inequalities' programme. The project aims to develop an innovative model to make arts, culture, and creativity a core part of health and care services across the UK. It will help to develop and establish “Creative Health Boards” - collaborative forums where voluntary and community organisations like charities, museums, and theatres will work with the NHS, local councils, and private sector to better integrate creative and cultural activities into health services. Creative Health Boards will focus on making arts and cultural programs more accessible and sustainable for communities at greatest risk of poor health.

The project will deliver a series of participatory action research projects to pilot novel approaches to funding, delivering, and measuring the health impacts of creative health and cultural activities. The researchers will play a leading role in the design and delivery of these action research projects, as well as providing support to build research capacity within local community assets, by being embedded within our local partners, darts and Cast, for a considerable proportion of their time.

The ideal candidate will have experience of applying creative qualitative methodologies within an arts, culture, or heritage setting, and/or within the voluntary and community sector or public sector. A willingness and enthusiasm to work collaboratively across multiple academic disciplines and sectors will also be vitally important.

Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the project, the successful candidates will experience a unique research environment within Sheffield Hallam University, benefiting from close links to Sheffield Business School, Lab4Living and the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC), as well as Doncaster Council's NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) funded Health Determinants Research Collaboration (HDRC).

If you are offered this post you will be subject to a an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service. A criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working at Sheffield Hallam University but its relevance to the duties of the post will need to be assessed before the appointment is confirmed.

Sheffield Hallam welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, pregnancy and maternity, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

For this job we particularly welcome applications from minority ethnic applicants who are underrepresented in this area/ this type of job at Sheffield Hallam.

The University may be able to sponsor the employment of international applicants in this role; this will depend on a number of factors specific to the individual applicant.

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Contact Person : Professor Chris Dayson Contact Number : 07769 233417 Date Advertised : 13-Mar-2024 Closing Date : 07-Apr-2024 Employment Type : Fixed Term - Full Time Location : City Campus / Hybrid Job number : 104626

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