Reader/Senior Research Fellow in Mental Health Nursing

University of Central Lancashire - School of Nursing

Hours: Full time (1.0 FTE) 37 hours per week
Basis: Indefinite
Grade: Reader: J (£50618-58655) Senior Research Fellow: I (£42418-49149)
Interview Date: 04 April 2018

We are seeking a Reader/Senior Research Fellow to undertake internationally recognised research, and School of Nursing programmatic research focussing on Mental Health Nursing. We are therefore seeking applications from NMC registered mental health nurse academics with proven credibility in the field of mental health research to work within our established Mental Health and Well-being Research Team in the School of Nursing.

The role will also involve teaching and supervision of students up to Doctorate level within the School. The Faculty of Health and Well-being at the University of Central Lancashire, is recognised as a centre of excellence for world class patient-centred applied research. The high profile professoriate includes topic-specific expertise in key areas relevant to delivery of the NHS outcomes framework. The Faculty is committed to transforming health evidence through facilitating methodologically robust programmatic research in health, in the promotion of well-being, and in the organisation and delivery of healthcare. The Faculty has a successful track record of working collaboratively with health and social care partners, and thus research focuses not only on providing evidence for practice, but on developing the scientific methods to perfect the implementation of innovation at a scale and pace demanded by end users.

The Faculty of Health and Well-being’s exponential development over recent years has been driven by key senior appointments, including the Faculty’s Director of Research, and the strategic development of a substantial and sustainable research infrastructure. There has been significant investment in the Lancashire Clinical Trials Unit (Lancashire CTU), the Faculty of Health and Well-being Research Support Team (RST), and the recruitment of further outstanding researchers. The newly established Health Research Methodology and Implementation Hub (HeRMI) aims to develop research methodology and capacity across eight ‘spokes’ (implementation and service delivery, user engagement, systematic review, philosophy, health data and informatics, biostatistics and clinical trials, health economics, qualitative). HeRMI works across School domains (e.g. stroke, cancer, mental health, children and families). Together with people from the Research Support Team and Lancashire Clinical Trials Unit, Hub members support research projects within research sub-themes across a broader Health and Wellbeing theme. They also work on specific research collaborations within the Faculty and the wider University.

The Faculty of Health and Well-being consists of five schools (School of Nursing, School of Community Health & Midwifery, School of Social Work Care and Community and School of Sport and Well-being. Research within the School of Nursing is managed within four distinct research groups. As well as Children & family health/nursing the other research groups are: Mental Health and Stroke & Older People which are all closely aligned to our portfolio of both undergraduate and post-graduate courses. Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview.

For an informal discussion about the above post, please contact: Dr Karen Wright, Head of the School of Nursing on 01772 893637 or

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

Please apply online via or by contacting Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quoting the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.

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