Research Assistant in Mental Health & Social Work

Middlesex University

The Department of Mental Health, Social Work & Integrative Medicine is one of the leading drivers of university-based social and health care research in the UK. The department is home to a broad range of researchers whose interests are primarily in applied areas of practice and policy. Reflecting this we have active research interests in relation to the care and treatment of adults, children and adolescents with mental health problems; people who misuse drugs and alcohol; ageing populations and social care practice around issues such as safeguarding and adoption.

We are recruiting a researcher with experience of working in health and social care to join our research team and support our expanding research portfolio.

The post holder will report to Dr Tim Weaver. The post holder will support the promotion of research activity within the department. They will support the Director of Research (Dr Weaver) in administering an internal small grants scheme, as well as contributing to the production of grant applications. They would also be expected to play a role in selected research projects and therefore will need an existing grounding and experience in qualitative and quantitative research approaches, for example in data gathering such as in interviewing or in basic statistical analysis.

The Department is committed to developing its research culture. It contains 3 major research centres – the Drug & Alcohol Research Centre (DARC), the Research Centre for Transcultural Studies in Health (RCTSH), the Centre for Co-production in Mental Health. Aside from these concentrated specialisms in research focus, the department is also home to a broad range of researchers whose interests are primarily in applied areas of practice and policy.

Our research is characterised by inter-professional working with many colleagues working collaboratively on common areas of practice, research methodology or policy concern. There are also strong links and synergies between the research conducted by our staff and their everyday teaching interests and practices. The department also has a strong focus on service user involvement and co-production both in relation to healthcare, research and education. This underpins our working practice and feeds significantly into our pedagogic research. It would be expected that all post holders would contribute to the production of academic publications, presentations and writing reports.

To apply please visit the Middlesex University website.

If you wish to discuss the post please contact: Dr Tim Weaver t.weaver@mdx.ac.uk

Closing Date: 17 January 2018

Interview Date: 31 January 2018

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