Knowledge Exchange Fellow

University of Stirling - Faculty of Social Sciences

Post Details

Full time, Fixed term contract for 3 years

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 09 January 2017

The Post

This new Centre, timed to commence operations in September 2016, will take forward the Salvation Army (TSA) Drug and Alcohol Strategy through collaborative working between TSA and the Faculty of Social Sciences in the University of Stirling. Within the Centre, the University of Stirling will deliver the following:

  • New, interdisciplinary research on the addictions and on interventions that can prevent related problems for individuals, families and communities;
  • Research on the impact of TSA services;
  • Research synthesis through literature reviews, practice reviews and knowledge exchange activities;
  • Dissemination of new and synthesized research through publication, including on-line publication;
  • Policy analysis and policy briefing to inform the work of the Salvation Army;
  • Education through accredited university programmes;
  • Training for front line Salvation Army workers through cascaded training, short courses, workshops and stand-alone accredited modules.

Three staff members are sought to work in the Centre, for a fixed term of three years.


A graduate in health or social sciences with practitioner experience, is required to support the work of the (SA) Scotland Drug and Alcohol Strategy (SDAS), via the Centre, working with the Centre Director within a context of applied research, underpinning the evidence-based service delivery and research work of the Centre.

Description of Duties

  • Support the work of the Centre Director in monitoring and evaluating the development of the (SA) Scotland Drug and Alcohol Strategy, by:
    Evaluation of current assessment, outcome monitoring tools and processes to optimise:
    Community-based programmes of support for people seeking help from the SA social programme
    Socio-economic evaluation of support programmes
  • Produce quarterly and annual reports on the performance of the SDAS with reference to:
    o data collection and evaluation of the impact of service provision on people using SDAS
    o the collection and analysis of relevant data
  • Support Faculty of Social Sciences and Salvation Army in developing applied research taking a knowledge exchange perspective on topics.
  • Initiate and develop research projects, which contribute to the development of the Centre, in accordance with the Centre plan
  • Produce and contribute to the production of high quality research outputs and applications for externally funded research
  • Support the Director in developing and delivering education and training programmes as per the Centre plan.

For further information, including essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see

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