Research Fellow Health Sciences (Gisborne)

University of Otago
December 01, 2022
Offerd Salary:$83,652 to $100,050
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Research Fellow Health Sciences (Gisborne)-2202044


About our team/Mō te tīma

Va'a o Tautai – Centre for Pacific Health provides a range of academic programmes and support for Pacific students, leads Pacific Health teaching and research, and provides strategic support for Pacific developments and regional engagement in the Division of Health Sciences. Our work as a team is underpinned by the Pacific Strategic Framework which outlines the University's commitment to meeting the needs of Pacific peoples and supports the further development of activities that promote improved rates of access, retention and completion among New Zealand students of indigenous descent.

The role/Te mahi

Our friendly and collaborative research team is looking for a new Research Fellow to work on an HRC funded Health Delivery Research Project grant – Measuring the impact and social value of Turanga Health's services. This study will assess whether social return on investment (SROI) methodology is an appropriate, practicable, useful and affordable tool to embed in a Kaupapa Maori health delivery setting.

Your role would be to work with other team members to: • Develop culturally appropriate SROI tools for data collection, analysis and reporting. • Interview participants (external and internal stakeholders). • Evidence stakeholder outcomes and give them value. • Analyse data and disseminate project results, including wānanga and writing reports and journal articles.

Your skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

The successful candidate will have: • A PhD (or postgraduate research degree) in social sciences, health services research or a related field. • Knowledge of Te Ao Māori and commitment to develop tikanga-informed SROI expertise. • Research skills such as relationship building, recruitment, data gathering, qualitative and quantitative data analysis (ideally cost-benefit analysis), and report writing. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Demonstrated commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. • Sensitivity to and respect for cultural and other differences between people. • The ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

Further details/Pūroko

This is a part-time (0.7FTE), fixed-term position finishing on 31 August 2025, located in Gisborne / Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this vacancy.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Dr Louise Mainvil, Va'a o Tautai – Centre for Pacific Health via the contact details below.


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2202044 will close on Thursday, 1 December 2022.

Additional Information

Note: As a part-time position, the salary range for this role will be the pro-rata equivalent of the annual full-time salary range listed.

Contact: Dr Louise Mainvil Tel: +64 3 479 4177

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Primary Location

NZL-North Island

Employment Status

Fixed Term

Salary Level and Range

Lecturer / Research Fellow ($83,652 to $100,050)


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