Research Assistant/Fellow

City, University of London - School of Health Sciences


City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City is in the UK’s top twenty (The Guardian University Guide) and in the world’s top five per cent (Times Higher Education World University Rankings). City attracts around 19,500 students (35% at postgraduate level) from 150 countries, is well above the sector average for graduate employability in most of its subjects, is in the top ten in the UK for starting salaries and is top in London for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2016).

Opportunity for a social researcher with maternity research knowledge to contribute to improving equity in antenatal care. This is a nine-month, 0.5 FTE post (maternity leave cover) for a Research Fellow with experience of qualitative research in relation to maternity services. You will be based with the Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research in the School of Health Sciences at City, University of London and will work closely with Professor Christine McCourt as well as researchers and professionals based at Bartshealth NHS Trust and at the UEL Institute for Health and Development who are partners in this research programme. You will have a key role in the evaluation of the group antenatal care strand of this programme of research on equity of access to antenatal care.


The Research Assistant/Fellow will be responsible for conducting a qualitative study of the process of implementing a trial of group antenatal care, which aims to increase equity of access to antenatal care in North and East London. This will include observation of pilot groups, individual and group interviews with participants and analysis and feedback or dissemination of findings.

Person Specification

The Research Assistant/Fellow will have a masters or PhD qualification, experience of qualitative research, knowledge of maternity services in the UK, and experience in participatory research methods and engagement of socially and ethnically diverse service users in research. The postholder will be expected to work effectively with maternity advocates/interpreters and local community organisations when needed, as well as with service providers and members of the wider research team.

Additional Information

In return, we offer a comprehensive package of in-house staff training and development, and benefits that include a defined benefit pension scheme.

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