Senior Researcher - SCENE Programme Manager

East London NHS Foundation Trust

We are seeking one full-time Senior Researcher who will manage a research programme funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). 

The overall aim of the SCENE programme is to improve quality of life and health outcomes for patients with psychosis through expanding their social networks. During the SCENE programme, we will refine and test a targeted, standardised intervention to expand social networks of patients with psychosis, develop a training module for different mental health professionals, and specify implementation plans in collaboration with patients and professionals. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Programme, including finances and will ideally have previous experience managing research projects within clinical settings. Additionally, they will be experienced and familiar with participant recruitment and the collection, management and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data. The post holder will be responsible for informing and advising the Principle Investigator, Professor Stefan Priebe, of emerging issues for follow-up; preparing grant applications to enable further investigation; writing articles for publication; and disseminating key findings to strategic bodies.

The Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, where the post will be based, is designated a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre the only one in the world specifically for 'mental health services development'. It is one of a small network of selected centres that are involved in writing the European Mental Health Action Plan.

The post would suit individuals with research experience including recruitment into clinical studies. Knowledge and understanding of psychosocial interventions and research experience in the mental health field is desirable.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Displayed Contact Name: Carolanne ELLIS

Displayed Contact Telephone Number: 020 7540 4210

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