Research Fellow

University of Stirling

The Post

Fixed Term: 11 months, start 16 April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Psychology, Faculty of Natural Sciences is offering a Research Fellow position to work with Professor Ronan O’Carroll and colleagues on cross-disciplinary collaborative Health & Behaviour research at Stirling. The main roles for the successful applicant include helping develop successful multidisciplinary research grant applications, writing academic papers, organising meetings and communicating with theme members.

Summary/aims of project

There is now widespread acceptance that behaviour plays the key role in the development of many long-term health conditions (e.g. diabetes, cancer and coronary heart disease) and that behaviour change is essential for both prevention and treatment. We have recently taken important strides forward in behavioural science theory development and in extending our understanding of the factors that guide intention formation and behavioural enaction. Significant advances are also being made in developing a reliable taxonomy of behaviour and behaviour change techniques. However, at a societal level, we now need to start to deliver robust evidence that our interventions can lead to lasting changes in behaviour, which in turn, lead to significant health benefits.

Stirling is incredibly well positioned in the area of Health & Behaviour research, with many key international figures employed here. The University have recently identified Health & Behaviour as a new University Research Programme. This initiative is aimed at maximising the collaborative research opportunities in Health & Behaviour research within the University of Stirling, so as to make our large research bids more nationally and internationally competitive.

For further information, including essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see www.stir.ac.uk/jobs

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