Research Associate

University of Worcester
February 13, 2024
Offerd Salary:£29,605 to £36,023
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Contract Type:Fixed Term 20 Month
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Research Associate Association for Dementia Studies (ADS) Location: Jenny Lind Building

Salary: £29,605 to £36,023 per annum pro rata Post Type: Part Time Hours per Week: 29.6 Contract Type: Fixed Term - 20 Months - Ends 30/11/2025 Advertised On: Wednesday 31 January 2024 Closing Date: Tuesday 13 February 2024 Reference: SAHC2405

The Association for Dementia Studies (ADS) is a Centre for Excellence in Dementia Care Research with a global reputation, based at the University of Worcester. The ADS team has developed evidence-based, practical, and person- centred ways of working with people living with dementia and their families, across the NHS England ‘Well Pathway for Dementia'. We do this through impactful, high-quality research, evidence-based education, and knowledge exchange.

We are currently advertising a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic and person- centred individual to join our team of internal and external collaborators working on our project Food Glorious Food: A mixed methods evaluation of food-related practices in post-diagnostic community-based group support for people affected by dementia. The project is funded by NIHR and is due to commence on 1st April 2024 and finishes in November 2025.

The proposed research aims to identify and explore the impact of food-related practices within community based group support across diverse populations and circumstances. The research will establish how practices can be a vehicle for or barrier to engagement, inclusion, and wellbeing for people living with dementia and family carers. It will identify factors that impact upon successful practice and develop guidance for decision-making regarding food- related practice and facilitation within different community group settings.

What's in it for you?

  • Annual incremental increase up to £36,023 (per annum pro rata), with the opportunity to progress to £39,348 (per annum pro rata)
  • Up to 36 days of leave per year (inclusive of bank holidays and University closure days) rising to 41 total days after 5 years' service (per annum pro rata)
  • Attractive Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to a range of benefits including our Staff Retail Benefits Scheme
  • Wellbeing advice and support through our Employee Assistance Programme
  • In-house training and development support
  • A friendly, inclusive and supportive culture and work environment
  • For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Shirley Evans (Director of The Association for Dementia Studies) [email protected]

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