Research Fellow

University of Dundee - Population Health Sciences

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties

This post is part of an innovative project to examine how best to use ethnographic observation and video feedback to improve patient safety in Acute Medical Units (AMUs). The project will examine the feasibility and implementation of video reflexive ethnography (VRE), which combines observation of how clinical teams work with video to feedback positive and negative lessons to help them work together more effectively within the high-pressure, safety-critical environment of the AMU.

You will lead the video reflexive ethnographic fieldwork for the project with full training and support from the other members of the research team. The principal investigator is Dr Suzanne Grant (who is a Lecturer in Medical Anthropology), but you will also work closely with Professor Bruce Guthrie (a GP and mixed methods health services researcher based at the University of Dundee) and Dr Jessica Mesman (a science and technology studies specialist based at Maastricht University and a world-leader in video-reflexive ethnography (VRE)).

You will be based in the Population Health Sciences (PHS) Division in the Medical School at Ninewells Hospital, and will become a member of the Quality, Safety and Informatics (QSI) Research Group, which is a multidisciplinary group of researchers interested in improving healthcare quality and safety, often with the use of innovative informatics. PHS and QSI provide a rich academic environment with opportunities for collaboration, and we encourage staff to undertake continuous professional development to enhance their skills and expertise and to collaborate with others in the group on their own or other projects if desired. We expect all researchers to be involved in publication, and to be first author if they draft the paper.

Please see job description for more information.

Additional Information

The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment. We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities.

The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award (Athena Swan) which recognises the promotion of gender equality and has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.

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