Research Fellow - Public Health & Well-being Research Group and Centre for Appearance Research

University of the West of England, Bristol - Faculty of Health & Applied Sciences

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We're a dynamic and modern university proudly responsible for preparing 27,000 students from 140 countries to take their next steps.  With strong global and local connections, we offer an inspiring, diverse work environment where you can develop your skills and experience alongside over 3,000 staff members passionate about higher education.

The Public Health and Wellbeing Research Group, in partnership with the Centre for Appearance Research is seeking to employ a Research Fellow on a fixed term basis.

You will contribute to an ongoing research project on the role of biological and psychological factors in early childhood as predictors of mental well-being and risk health behaviours in young adulthood. 

Using an existing longitudinal data set the research project aims to:

  • Explore the relationship between body dissatisfaction in early childhood and a range of risky behaviours (eg drug use) in later adolescence
  • Examine direction of causation between depression and disordered eating throughout childhood and young adulthood

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

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