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Research Fellow: Complexity, Patient Experience and Organizational Behaviour

Centre for Innovation & Leadership in Health Sciences

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £28,695 to £35,256
Full Time Fixed Term for 1 year to start 01/02/2015
Closing Date:  Sunday 16 November 2014
Interview Date:   Monday 08 December 2014
Reference:  460014BN-R

Research Fellow: Complexity, Patient Experience and Organisational Behaviour

We are seeking a Research Fellow with a social or health science background, with experience of qualitative and secondary data analysis, to work across a number of studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The post-holder will contribute to a programme of work led by Professors Carl May and Alison Richardson as part of the NIHR funded Wessex Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (NIHR Wessex CLAHRC). Building on regional, national and international strengths in applied research the NIHR Wessex CLAHRC aims to improve the health of people in Wessex and the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care.  Through a world leading programme of applied health research and increased engagement of stakeholders (patients, providers, commissioners) Wessex CLAHRC aims to bring about a stepped change in innovation and the integration of pathways of care for long term conditions. With a focus on local NHS priorities of care quality and reducing hospital admissions/re-admissions activities centres on six research and implementation themes.  

This post relates to the work programme of Theme 6 - complexity, patient experience and organisational behaviour. The person appointed will assist with conducting and writing up a systematic review of the experiences of long term, life limiting conditions amongst patients and carers. The post-holder will also work as part of a team to support the analysis and dissemination of qualitative findings related to a process evaluation of a study, led by Professor Mandy Fader, of mixed catheter management for users of intermittent catheterisation.

To be successful you will have a PhD in a social science or health related subject, or equivalent; experience of conducting systematic reviews in health, and excellent systematic review work planning and management skills; experience of carrying out qualitative research, including analysis and secondary analysis of qualitative data, and using qualitative analysis software, such as NVivo. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills are also essential. Some travel and overnight stays may be required.

For the right candidate the post offers a great opportunity to be involved in a programme of original and exciting research that deals with important issues in healthcare.

The post is offered 1.0FTE on a 12 month fixed term basis.

Further details or informal enquires are welcome and should be directed to Professor Carl May ( Please state “Complexity Research Fellow” in the subject heading of the email.

Enhanced DBS clearance is necessary for this position.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed application form online at The vacancy will close at midnight on the closing date as shown above. If you need any assistance, Please contact Carol Read on +44 (0) 23 8059 3649 Please quote vacancy reference number 460014BN-R on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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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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