Research Assistant/Associate - A96339R

Newcastle University - Institute of Health & Society

Closing date: 21 November 2017

You will join a team on a study exploring obesity and alcohol use. The study aims to explore the links between unhealthy eating behaviour and risky alcohol use in young adults (aged 18-25), including perceptions of risks, benefits, costs and consequences of these behaviours in early adulthood. You will facilitate co-design workshops with young adults to ascertain their views about effective intervention to address unhealthy eating and risky alcohol use and thematically analyse narrative data collected from co-design workshops and carry out authenticity check with stakeholders.

You will have a good first degree in a health, behavioural or social science, a Master’s in Public Health, Health Psychology or a related discipline and evidence of interest nutrition or alcohol research. You will hold a PhD for appointment at Associate level.

You will have the ability to carry out high quality research within agreed timelines, and knowledge of the skills and techniques needed for literature searching. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential to this role.

The post is tenable until 30th September 2018.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Professor Ashley Adamson (

Information about the Institute is available here: Institute of Health and Society

The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

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