Research Fellow (Ageing and Multi-Morbidity)

University of Hertfordshire

United Kingdom

October 3, 2022


Post title: Research Fellow (Ageing and Multi-Morbidity)

School/Department : Health & Social Work / Centre for Research in Public Health and Community


FTE: 1.0fte, working 37 hours per week. Part time would also be considered.

Duration : Fixed term until September 2024

Salary: UH7 £35,333 pa (pro rata) to £42,155 pa (pro rata) depending on skills and experience

Location : College Lane Campus, Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire

We are seeking a Research Fellow to develop and provide research support for programmes of research and implementation in Ageing and Multi-morbidity. This post is funded by a grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) as part of the East of England Applied Research Collaboration (ARC). https: //

Main duties and responsibilities

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to work collaboratively with leading academics, key stakeholders and communities across the East of England. You will have the opportunity to develop and lead a programme of research in dementia care working collaboratively with colleagues at other participating Universities in the East of England (EoE) and health, public health, social care and third sector partners. As an early career researcher you will gain valuable knowledge and experience of developing health / care / public health research at local, regional and national levels You will have the opportunity as part of the Fellowship to lead and collaborating on funding applications focused on dementia care and implementation of best evidence. You will also promote the dementia focused work of the ARC and the wider research programme as appropriate using social media, evidence briefings and other means and to engage with the research programme support team to contribute to reports in a timely manner.

Skills and experience needed

Experience and knowledge relating to the care and support of people living with dementia together with experience of working with academic and non- academic collaborators are required. You will have relevant research experience and knowledge, a record of scholarly published work as co-author. Experience conducting literature searches using electronic resources and presenting research findings at local or national level are also essential. You will bring to the post an outline of your proposed research and be able to demonstrate you have the knowledge and ability to deliver a programme of work within the two year allocated funding. Areas where this is linked dementia research expertise across the ARC and at UH includes:

• End of life care

• Public health and community engagement approaches to supporting the inclusion and participation of people living with dementia to be participative citizens

• Supporting people with dementia in long term care settings and at home

• People with dementia from the LGBTQI community

• Continence care

• Food and nutrition

• Use of assistive technologies by people with dementia living at home

• Supporting people with dementia in receipt of health and social care services

• Promoting physical activity

This is not an exclusive list and candidates are welcome to submit applications that reflect their research interests and proposed area for future work.

You will have good IT skills, organised, deal with sensitive information with strict confidentiality and have a systematic approach with high attention to detail. You will have good spoken and written English, excellent interpersonal and presentation skills and time management skills. You will be flexible and adaptable to workload, able to work well in a team and to evidence communication to a high standard including peer reviewed publications, able to demonstrate initiative and have the ability to learn new skills.

Travel across the East of England and collaboration with other regional Universities will be expected, so a driving licence and access to transport is desirable.

Qualifications required

You will hold an undergraduate honours degree at a minimum 2:2 (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline and a PhD, or be close to completion of a PhD (no more than 3 months prior to viva), or hold an equivalent qualification, or have equivalent relevant experience.

ATAS Certificate

An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.

Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East of England

This is a co-funded post between the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration East of England (ARC EoE) and the University of add HEI . The NIHR ARC East of England is a collaboration between the host trust, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, and the Universities of Cambridge, East Anglia, Hertfordshire and Essex in partnership with other health and social care organisations, industry, and charities across the region. The aim of the ARC EoE is to support applied health and care research, implementation and capacity building at a local, regional, national and international level. The post will align with the ARC EoE Ageing and Multimorbidity Theme.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop the next generation of applied dementia researchers. The successful candidate will join a regional cohort of postdocs in applied dementia research from our ARC East of England, based at our partner universities. This regional cohort, in turn, will be part of a national cohort of postdocs. Read more about the funding award here

The post is fixed term until end September 2024.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Our commitment to the University's Safeguarding Policy, requires that the recruitment of staff in this area, will need to undertake the minimum of a Basic DBS Check. In the course of our work and University-led activities, there may be external or other contractual obligations where a further Enhanced Check is required. DBS Checks may require renewal in line with policy.

Overseas applicants and UK applicants who have lived abroad

Successful applicants who have lived outside the UK, for 12 months or more (whether continuously or in total), in the last 10 years, will be required to produce a ‘Certificate of Good Character/Conduct' from each of those countries.

Contact details / Informal enquiries:

For an informal discussion. Please contact Professor Claire Goodman:

Closing date: 3 October 2022

Interview date: 10 October 2022

Reference number : 045015

Date advert placed : 15 September 2022

The University of Hertfordshire has a stimulating and vibrant research community which will fully support you as you pursue your path towards academic excellence. The University offers every individual the opportunity to succeed. We want our staff to represent multi-faceted life experiences, varied cultural heritage and to encourage cognitive diversity. We recognise that the field is not ‘level' and want to actively address barriers to progression. The School of Health and Social Work holds a Silver Athena SWAN award.

We challenge stereotypes and partner with networks both within and outside of the University to enhance inclusion in the workplace.

Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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