Professor of Healthcare

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

Lanarkshire (Hamilton)

Professor of Healthcare (Post holder will also be Director of UWS Institute of Healthcare Policy and Practice)

The Institute of Healthcare Policy and Practice, within the School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery is seeking to appoint an outstanding Professor to lead our new research Institute.  

You will be an outstanding healthcare Professor and a skilful research leader. In particular we welcome applicants with international standing in areas relevant to one of more of our research groupings namely Deteriorating Patient, Later Life and Dementia, Maternal, Child and Family Health. You will demonstrate a commitment to applied research excellence and the creation of an inclusive applied research environment. You will be adept at team building, skilled at seeing research synergies and developing collaborative opportunities.

You will have direct experience of securing high quality research grants, achieving Research Excellence Framework 3-4* quality research outputs and 3-4* quality research impacts. Experience of leading and managing high performing research teams (staff and research students) would be an advantage.

You will have the vision, personality, leadership style and networks necessary to create an Institute with an enriched research culture and research learning environment with a reputation for applied excellence.

For informal discussion please contact: Professor Debbie Tolson, Assistant Dean (Research & Enterprise), on 01698 283100 Ext 8669 or e-mail

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

Interviews Date: Friday 9 December2016   

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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