Research Fellow in Social Sciences

University of Westminster

This post is part-time, 28 hours per week and fixed term until 31 March 2026

This is a National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) funded research project, to evaluate the effectiveness of technological interventions to prevent suicide in public spaces. 

The post-holder will have experience of in-depth or semi-structured interviewing and/or focus groups, and/or research on suicide (or similar topic), and qualitative data management and analysis (preferably using relevant qualitative software), with excellent people skills and the capacity to respond appropriately and sensitively to stakeholders, including a multidisciplinary team and service users from varying (including vulnerable) social groups. 

The post-holder will be responsible for the day-to-day running of this qualitative process evaluation of suicide surveillance technology, regularly reporting on study progress. They will engage with stakeholders for participant recruitment and dissemination of results, and they will conduct the interviews and focus groups, under the direction of the PIs and wider research team. They will contribute to recruitment, data management, data gathering and analysis, academic writing, and overall project management. They will also contribute to the wider project including the systematic review, stakeholder workshops, and longitudinal survey.

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At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders. 

We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

The University has adopted Smart Working principles to support and further our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion aims of being an inclusive, collaborative and flexible employer. Further details of Smart Working can be discussed at interview stage.

Closing date: midnight on 9 July 2023

Interviews are likely to be held on: w/c 17 July 2023

Administrative contact (for queries only): [email protected] 

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