Vacancy Type/Job category
Warwick Medical School, Health Sciences
University of Warwick, Coventry
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
There is substantial scope for leadership roles within WMS including leading
Units wider than your own research group and support is available for
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
This role will require an enhanced DBS check with children's and adults barred
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to: Professor Paramjit
Gill (P.Gill.firstname.lastname@example.org) Warwick Medical School.
Interview date: TBC.
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
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.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
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
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
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
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
4 PAs Clinical.
4 PAs Research/teaching including research student supervision.
2 PAs leadership and administration roles.
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)
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
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.
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
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University Further Particulars.
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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.
• 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)
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