Professor of Nursing

University of Stirling

The Post

The NMAHP Research Unit wishes to appoint a leading Nurse researcher to enhance its position as an internationally recognised centre of research in Nursing, Midwifery and the Allied Health Professions. The core function of the post is to lead and further develop a body of research of international standing, in line with the Unit’s remit to undertake applied research to improve the health and wellbeing of patients and populations in areas directly relevant to the practice of NMAHPs. The candidate will be required to demonstrate they have a strong track record of international standing in leading health research that is directly relevant to Nursing practice and for which they have acquired significant research funding leading to demonstrable impact. The Unit requires a professorial nurse to lead and significantly contribute to the ‘Transforming care delivery programme’, as this is the area in which the majority of policy and practice change will focus, especially in the integration of health and social care. They must have a track record of academic publication in prestigious journals. They must also be able to demonstrate that they have the ability to work constructively with policy makers, senior NHS and HEI colleagues and a range of other stakeholders, including patients and the public.

Description of Duties

The post will involve working collaboratively across Scotland, internationally and with staff at the Unit’s two bases in the University of Stirling and at Glasgow Caledonian University to:

  • Lead and conduct high quality research relevant to the Unit’s remit and programmes of research, to further enhance the scientific quality of the Unit’s work
  • To enhance and complement the current portfolios of research within the NMAHP-RU and the University
  • To build on the NMAHP-RU strategy of pursuing workstreams which lead to large clinical trials or large scale implementation studies and high impact findings and outputs
  • To enhance the international reputation of the NMAHP Research Unit and increase its international partners in research
  • Make a significant contribution to NMAHP research capacity building through the supervision of post graduate research- and/or professional-doctorate students and the mentoring of students and staff
  • Work with NMAHP leaders across Scotland to develop a translational NMAHP research agenda
  • Lead and engage with the relevant international research communities
  • Contribute to Unit, Faculty and University Research Excellence Framework activities
  • Serve on and/or Chair Unit/Faculty/ University Committees and Working Groups as required
  • Undertake any other Professorial level duties as requested by the Unit Director and Deputy Director

Informal enquiries should be made in the first instance to Professor Margaret Maxwell 01786 467738 or Professor Helen Cheyne 01786 466289 in NMAHP Research Unit

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