Professor in Public Health (103775-0922) . Job Reference: 1887830

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

October 10, 2022


Vacancy Type/Job category



Warwick Medical School, Health Sciences


Competitive Salary


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Permanent, Full Time Role.

Warwick Medical School (WMS) wishes to appoint a Professor of Public Health to continue and expand excellent public health research and education at WMS. You will follow your own research programme with this appointment being based on (i) the excellence of the research, (ii) identified scope for synergy with other researchers at Warwick, and (iii) strong collaboration with national or international public health bodies, or the public health community in the West Midlands region.

You will be required to undertake research, teaching, leadership, administration and other activities consistent with a Professorial appointment. An honorary clinical contract will be sought with UK HSA, or the NHS if more appropriate to the candidate appointed. Research collaboration with the honorary contracting organisation will be strongly supported.

WMS is committed to research led teaching. Public Health education is a core component of our undergraduate, postgraduate (MPH) and graduate entry medicine programmes and the postholder is expected to provide disciplinary leadership to course directors and leads as well as undertake own teaching and supervision.

There is substantial scope for leadership roles within WMS including leading Units wider than your own research group and support is available for leadership development.

You will join the Division of Health Sciences in WMS which offers a vibrant research-active multidisciplinary grouping of more than 50 PIs in methodological and substantive research including epidemiology, health services research, global health, health economics, evidence synthesis, qualitative research methods, organisational studies, public mental health and primary care. Public health education leads are also situated within the division enabling the delivery of the research led education we aspire to.

You will be expected to develop strategic links with other relevant research groups in WMS and across the University more broadly, such as Mathematics, Economics, Life Sciences, the Warwick Manufacturing Group Institute for Digital Healthcare, and Warwick Business School.

You will be a clinically (or Public Health equivalent) qualified senior academic with a strong research and publication record and will have a background in research and teaching in Public Health infectious disease.

You should have experience of leading research teams and of undertaking research which has impact across public health networks nationally and ideally internationally.

This role will require an enhanced DBS check with children's and adults barred list.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to: Professor Paramjit Gill ( Warwick Medical School.

Interview date: TBC.

Job Description


To play a leading role in strengthening the position of Warwick Medical School (WMS) in Health Sciences and to continue its upward trajectory in research and teaching excellence in public health/infectious diseases.

To attract external research income to support a substantial research group/Centre producing international standard research outputs.

To lead collaborations with colleagues in WMS and other departments at the University of Warwick with synergistic research activities such as The Institute for Global Pandemic Planning.

To contribute to undergraduate and post graduate teaching in public health and health services research and play a key role in the supervision of research degree students.

To support the delivery of Warwick Medical School's wider strategy.

To undertake clinical duties in an honorary capacity as agreed with the honorary clinical employer.



1. To develop a portfolio of public health research.

2. To provide senior support to others within Warwick Medical School who are running public health research projects or designing public health education.

3. To initiate and evaluate innovation in public health practice.

4. To undertake other leadership roles within the medical school and University and external leadership roles as appropriate.


1. To pursue a high-quality programme of public health research, ensuring all research is undertaken in accordance with relevant legislation.

2. To attract major external grant income and contribute to interdisciplinary research grant proposals.

3. To contribute to the development of research strategy and the development of the portfolio of public health research at WMS.

4. To lead and project manage grant funding applications and projects in areas that complement and strengthen the current activity and strategy of Warwick Medical School.

5. To supervise junior and senior staff on research work.

6. To engage in external academic activities in accordance with the department's research strategy and to enhance the School's national/international research profile. Such activities may include delivery of research papers at conferences, membership of committees of academic bodies, external examining, participation in knowledge transfer, development of industrial links and other related activities.

7. To consider and demonstrate the impact of your research on society.


1. To undertake supervision and teaching within our portfolio of education (postgraduate, undergraduate and graduate entry medicine), alongside taking responsibility for the development and delivery of public health education in partnership with relevant course leads.

2. To supervise clinical trainees attached to WMS.

3. To contribute to the organisation of research seminars and junior staff capacity development activities including participating in the mentorship of junior academic colleagues.

Administration and Other Activities:

1. To take on agreed leadership and administrative roles within the Health Sciences Division and Warwick Medical School.

2. To contribute to collegial activities within the medical school including developing the public health academic community and creating a supportive environment for junior researchers.

Clinical/Public Health Duties:

1. Public Health/Clinical duties as agreed with the employer providing an honorary consultant contract in areas that will support and complement the research role of the post. This may include offering your capacity to apply the scientific body of knowledge on public health to the polices and services necessary to improve health and to formulate clear practical evidence-based recommendations.

2. Research will include responsibility for work across organisational and professional boundaries acting as a change agent including managing complexity and overseeing interventions aimed to deliver improvements in population health and wellbeing and evaluating these.

3. Engage according to expertise with NHS, local authority, regional and national partners to provide appropriate input for their service and policy development.

Professional Obligations:

1. Undertaking annual professional appraisal including completion of a programme of CPD, in accordance with Faculty of Public Health requirements, or other recognised body, and undertake revalidation, audit or other measures required to remain on the GMC/GDC Specialist Register or the UK Public Health (Specialist) Register or other specialist register as appropriate.

2. Contributing appropriately to foundation programme medical and public health specialty training, with a particular focus on research supervision.

3. Practise in accordance with all relevant sections of the General Medical Council's Good Medical Practice (if medically qualified) and the Faculty of Public Health's Good Public Health Practice and UKPHR requirements

4. Contribute to appropriate professional leadership within the health system, whether medical or other clinical or non-clinical expertise.

5. Foster scientific integrity, freedom of scientific publications, and freedom of debate on health matters, and promote good governance and open government.

6. Contribute to medical professional leadership within the health system.

7. Maintain effective, courageous, and responsible public health advocacy.


An indicative job plan is given below. Externally funded salary, such as from research grants, is counted against the total job plan as is time spent on clinical commitments.

4 PAs Clinical. 4 PAs Research/teaching including research student supervision. 2 PAs leadership and administration roles.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

Applicants must meet minimum CPD requirements (i.e. be up to date) in accordance with Faculty of Public Health requirements or other recognised body (a)

Essential Criteria 2

MFPH by examination, by exemption or by assessment. (a)

Essential Criteria 3

A PhD degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. (a)

Essential Criteria 4

Demonstrated Public Health leadership and decision making. (a,b,c)

Essential Criteria 5

Demonstrated experience of knowledge mobilisation and evidence into practice. (a,b,c)

Essential Criteria 6

Experience of working at the interface of academia and public health practice and a high level of understanding of academic and research environments. (a)

Essential Criteria 7

Evidence of ability and commitment to lead and contribute to the development of strong multidisciplinary grant applications with success in obtaining research funding. (a,b,c)

Essential Criteria 8

Evidence of teaching and supervisory excellence in undergraduate and post graduate arenas. (a,b,c)

Essential Criteria 9

Previous substantial project management experience. (a,b,c)

Essential Criteria 10

Additional essential criteria can be found in the further particulars.

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

Essential criteria continued:

• Inclusion in the GMC Full and Specialist Register with a license to practice/GDC Specialist List (or be eligible for registration within six months of interview – see point 2 below) or Inclusion in the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) for Public Health Specialists (or be eligible for registration within six months of interview – see point 2 below).

If included in the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List in a specialty other than public health medicine/dental public health, candidates must have equivalent training and/or appropriate experience of public health practice. (a)

• Public health specialty registrar applicants who are not yet on the GMC Specialist Register, GDC Specialist List in dental public health or UKPHR must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence that they are within 6 months of gaining entry to a register at the date of interview. All other applicants must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence confirming that the already submitted portfolio of evidence will be accepted as sufficient for registration within the next six months. (a)

• If an applicant is UK trained in Public Health, they must ALSO be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview. If an applicant is non-UK trained, they will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT. (a)

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

The University of Warwick holds an Athena SWAN Silver award; a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. Further information about the work of the University in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link: Athena Swan (

The University of Warwick is one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University alliance, whose aim is to become by 2025 an open, multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.

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Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Closing Date

10 Oct 2022

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