Research Assistant in Health Psychology

The University of Manchester - School of Health Sciences

Closing Date : 23/01/2018
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : Available from 1 February 2018 until 31 January 2019
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
School/Directorate : School of Health Sciences
Division : Psychology & Mental Health 
Hours Per week : Full- time
Salary : £26,495 - £30,688 per annum dependent on experience 
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : BM&H-11226

This post provides an opportunity to contribute to a comprehensive assessment of Healthier You: the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP). This new scheme is being introduced for people in England who are at risk of type 2 diabetes, to help them change their lifestyle to reduce their diabetes risk. Our DIPLOMA project is a new £2 million programme of research funded by NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research which will provide a comprehensive assessment of the implementation, delivery and outcomes of the NHS DPP.

You will be based in the Manchester Centre of Health Psychology and you will work with a small team of health psychologists and a wider team of multidisciplinary experts.  You will examine fidelity of delivery of the intervention, and will involve analysis of written materials, observation of intervention sessions and interviews with intervention recipients. 

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:                                               

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Prof David French


Tel: 0161 275 2605

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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