Research Fellow

University of Southampton - Human Wellbeing

An exciting opportunity is available for a researcher to join the Centre for Sexual Health Research and the Centre for Clinical and Community Applications of Health Psychology (CCCAHP). Working under the supervision of Professor Roger Ingham, you will undertake research on the ARC funded project entitled ‘Pornography’s effects on audiences: explaining contradictory research data’. The work will primarily involve analyses of published social scientific material in the area, comparative analysis of types of publication, active and regular liaison with colleagues in Australia and contributing to preparation of reports and articles

You will have an in-depth understanding of health psychology or a closely related subject and will be starting to build your academic standing, aiming to gain recognition at a national level. Your knowledge and experience will be at the level of PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in health psychology. You will have experience of conducting quantitative and qualitative research, the ability to work on your own initiative and be comfortable in reading and writing about matters which relate to sexually explicit material

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who hold a PhD or equivalent qualification, or, in the case of candidates who already have at least one relevant research paper accepted for publication, who have submitted a PhD thesis for the examination of the degree of PhD and are preparing for an examination by viva. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon award of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

If you would like to discuss the posts, you are welcome to contact Professor Roger Ingham via email

This position is available on a full time, fixed term basis for between 21 and 24 months, however we welcome applications from those who wish to work part time. The end date of the project will be in the second half of 2019.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 913917JW on all correspondence

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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