Research Associate

University of Glasgow - Institute of Health and Wellbeing

College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences

To make a leading contribution to the project: Understanding the mental health and wellbeing needs of the Scottish Police Workforce.

The purpose of this study is to conduct a qualitative study within the Police Service of Scotland (PSoS) to assess and understand staff mental health (MH) needs, to understand the knowledge gaps for further research, and lay the groundwork for the development and implementation of policies, additional support and a workplace intervention for officer wellbeing.

Specifically, the post holder will conduct qualitative research, manage and publish research in the area of understanding the mental health needs of the Police Service of Scotland (PSoS) workforce; understanding the operational and cultural constraints and opportunities for the implementation of a workplace intervention targeting mental health disorders (MHD) in PSoS staff, and investigating the best way to deliver an intervention to maximise PSoS staff wellbeing, as well as assist in managing and directing this complex and challenging project.

The post holder will be based at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit and report to the Principal Investigator of the project.

This post is full time and has funding for up to 12 months.

To apply online, please refer to

Closing date: 7 January 2018

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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