Alzheimer Scotland Lecturer in Dementia Care

University of the West of Scotland - School Of Health, Nursing and Midwifery

Lanarkshire (Hamilton)

We are seeking an enthusiastic and ambitious Lecturer with relevant research experience to collaboratively develop a programme of applied dementia research and innovative education. The successful post-doctoral candidate will be an aspiring dementia leader, with a relevant background including health/social sciences, psychological sciences, social policy and public health. This post, which is being funded in collaboration with Alzheimer Scotland, reflects our shared ambition to be at the forefront of informing and influencing policy and ensuring that evidence based practice is translated into meaningful interventions that will improve the lives of people with dementia, their families, partners and carers. As an ambassador for the Alzheimer Scotland Centre, confidence and clarity in public speaking is essential. 

You will have evidence of a growing track record in dementia care research and demonstrate the ability to provide academic leadership including doctoral supervision. You will also be expected to demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary research and involvement strategies and show demonstrable ability to establish and sustain effective internal and external research collaborations and partnerships.  

Informal enquiries to Professor Debbie Tolson, Assistant Dean Research and Enterprise and Director of the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice on 01689 283 100 Ext 8669 or email:

Further information, including details of how to apply is available at

Interview Date: Monday 28 November 2016

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Two Ticks” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.

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