SlowMo2 Study Co-ordinator/Research Fellow

King's College London

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Are you an experienced postgraduate researcher in a field related to psychology and/or clinical research, with an interest in how technology can improve access, experience, and outcomes for a diverse range of people with severe mental health problems? This is an exciting opportunity to be the Study Co-ordinator for a new Wellcome funded study, SlowMo2.

SlowMo is a class I UKCA marked inclusive, digitally supported psychological intervention for psychosis that improves paranoia and promotes living well. It works by targeting the fast-thinking habits associated with paranoia and supports people to slow down their thinking to find ways of feeling safer. SlowMo is designed to address key barriers to therapy implementation for psychosis, particularly for marginalised groups.

In our large, multi-centre RCT, SlowMo was found to be efficacious, and highly engaging and deliverable, with improvements demonstrated in paranoia, worry, self-concept, quality of life and wellbeing, which were sustained over 6 months (Garety et al, 2021; Hardy et al, 2022; Ward et al, 2021). SlowMo2 will investigate if these benefits can be translated to real world settings, by developing a new version of SlowMo and evaluating its implementation, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness in three NHS Trusts.

This unique 36-month full-time study co-ordinator post will be integral to our mission of delivering an appealing, easy-to-use, and effective therapy for people with psychosis, that can be scaled up in the NHS. The postholder will join a friendly and supportive interdisciplinary team. They will be highly capable of co-ordinating all aspects of the study conduct, under the line management of the study lead, Dr Amy Hardy. This includes therapy development and user testing; site set-up including obtaining medical device regulatory and research ethics approvals; collection, monitoring and reporting of implementation, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness data; and contributing to output development including funder progress reports, research papers and a commercialisation plan.

As the successful candidate, you will have an academic background in psychology or a related discipline and an outstanding track record in project management and/or clinical research co-ordination. You will be highly capable of working independently and problem solving as necessary. You will be strongly committed to promoting an inclusive and supportive working environment, whilst maintaining high standards of performance. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and an ability to work under pressure to meet study milestones. The successful applicant will join the Psychology Department and become a member of the psychosis research group. As an equal opportunities employer, we strongly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 3 years

This is a full-time post, 100% full-time equivalent.

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