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Research Fellow - CARA Study

Population Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (until 30/09/2023)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 01 December 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1581721LG

We wish to appoint a Research Fellow to support an exciting and new research project to study the national impact of Project Cautioning And Relationship Abuse (‘CARA’) awareness raising workshops for first time offenders of domestic violence and abuse. You will be required to inform the design and implementation of the quantitative measures of the CARA study and evaluate the national impact of CARA on reducing harm to victims of domestic violence and abuse.

You will be working with police data from different regional areas to model the impact of Project CARA on reducing harm to victims/survivors.  You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the research activities related to the quantitative study including liaising with police leads across several regions; data extraction and data analysis; development of data protection impact assessments (DPIAs); preparation and drafting of reports, papers and communications. 

You will have relevant PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in a relevant area and a keen interest in the fields of social/health inequalities. Excellent organisational, communication skills and the ability to work independently are also essential this role. A good understanding of domestic abuse and how the UK justice system deals with it would be an advantage.

You will join a national multidisciplinary team of enthusiastic researchers and clinicians across social sciences and public health. The study is supported by the Healthy Communities theme within the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Wessex and the postholder will work closely and collaboratively with the NIHR ARC Wessex and partner organisations. 

The NIHR ARC Wessex conducts applied health research with the aims to improve outcomes for patients and public; improve quality, delivery and efficiency of health and care services; increase the sustainability of health and care systems locally and nationally, through collaborative partnership. It has four thematic programmes of work:

  • Healthy Communities
  • Ageing and Dementia
  • Long Term Conditions
  • Workforce & Health systems:

 This post is hosted by the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Wessex. It is funded via the NIHR’s National Priority Area Research Programme 2020-23 via the ‘Health and care inequalities’ Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Consortium. This Consortium is led by the NIHR North East and North Cumbria. 

 Informal enquiries are very welcome. Please contact Dr Sara Morgan on for further information.

This role is full time fixed term until 30/09/2023.

 *Applications will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon completion of PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

 Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507 or email  Please quote reference 1581721LG on all correspondence. 


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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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