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Research Associate - ECHO

University of the West of England, Bristol - Nursing & Midwifery

Location: Bristol
Salary: £29,515 to £33,199
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th February 2019
Closes: 10th March 2019
Job Ref: 1790844

Campus/location: Glenside campus

Duration of post: Fixed term

Fixed Term end date: 30 April 2020

Job overview:

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

This Research Associate post is for a qualitative researcher to work on the ECHO project, exploring the views of healthcare staff on the barriers and facilitators to providing excellent continence care in the inpatient setting for older adults. The study will be conducted across UHBristol, NBT and Weston General and will require travel to these sites (funding is provided). A Masters level qualification is required and qualitative methodology experience, including interviewing and analysis, and the ability to organise your own workload. Previous knowledge of the field of continence care is not required, although experience of working in clinical settings would be desirable. A publication is anticipated, to disseminate the findings, and a future NIHR grant will be developed from the results of this phase to explore potential interventions to improve this fundamental area of care.

This post is fixed-term for one year and two days per week. Ths post is supported through UHBristol RCF funding. The postholder would work directly with UWE's Associate Professor in Continence Care, Dr. Nikki Cotterill, and the project steering group made up of members from UWE, UHBristol, NBT and CLARHC West.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of staff benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 27 Days on a pro-rata basis;
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;

Please see the attached full job description and information for applicants for the role.

If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion, please contact Dr Nikki Cotterill on 0117 328 6863 or email:

Interviews are expected to take place the week commencing 25 March.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.

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