Research Associate/ Systematic Reviewer

University College London - UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology

An opening exists for a post-doctoral researcher with an interest in antimicrobial resistance and behaviour change to conduct a systematic review of the literature. This work forms part of the Preserving Antibiotics through Safe Stewardship (PASS) project which aims to identify and understand behaviours relevant to antibiotic prescribing across health sectors to inform the development of interventions to promote appropriate prescribing.

You will conduct a systematic review of the literature to identify:

i) barriers and facilitators to behaviours relevant to antibiotic prescribing and
ii) interventions promote appropriate antibiotic prescribing in primary and secondary care, community and nursing homes.

You will apply theoretical models to describe identified barriers and facilitators to relevant behaviours and frameworks of intervention design and behaviour change techniques taxonomies to describe intervention content. Findings from this review will be combined with data collected from ethnographic observations, interviews and analyses of prescribing databases in order to develop and design interventions that will improve prescribing behaviour. You will be based at the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC) and will work closely with colleagues at the Institute of Education, Social Science Research Unit, EPPI-unit. You will be responsible to Dr Fabi Lorencatto, Research Lead, UCL Centre for Behaviour Change.

You will work closely with Dr Lou Atkins, Senior Teaching Fellow (CBC) and Dr Michelle Richardson (EPPI-Unit).

The position is funded for 23 months in the first instance and is part time - 18.25 hours per week (50% FTE).

You should have excellent research skills. Applicants should have a 2.1 (or higher) and a PhD in a Behavioural Science or closely related field, or equivalent research experience. You should have a good knowledge of antibiotic prescribing and behavioural science evidence, methods and theory. You will have experience of applying theory to understand behaviour and behaviour change interventions. You will have a proven record of publishing systematic reviews.

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,635 - £41,864  per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

UCL vacancy reference:1700931       

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Dr Fabi Lorencatto ( ).

Interview Date: TBC

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