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Research Fellows in Health Sciences

City, University of London - Department of Sociology

Location: London
Salary: £38,587 to £54,943
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th September 2021
Closes: 11th October 2021
Job Ref: SASS00069


We are seeking up to six Research Fellows to join a new Consortium on Violence, Health and Society. The consortium, funded by UKPRP for five years (October 2021 to September 2026) is led by Professor Sylvia Walby OBE Director of the Violence and Society Centre at City, University of London. The Consortium includes academic partners in King’s College London, University College London, Lancaster University, University of Bristol, Warwick University, and at Public Heal th Wales. It engages with multiple public and Third Sector professionals and practitioners who generate data, as well as with national and international governmental bodies that use data.

Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.


Each post will focus on specific data: the Crime Survey for England and Wales; Third Sector service providers (Women’s Aid, Safe Lives, Refuge, Rape Crisis, Imkaan, Respect); police; health services; global cross-national data. You will improve data jointly with the data providers; integrate data; analyse connections and causal pathways; and evaluate interventions. You will help to build the most authoritative and comprehensive data set of violence. You will work with leading scholars to build the theory of change in violence and society.

Person Specification

Candidates will require a PhD or equivalent professional qualification and experience in Health Sciences or related discipline.

They will have quantitative and computing expertise, experience of quantitative analysis of data at a high level and knowledge of violence and society, gender and inequalities issues.

Candidates should demonstrate an understanding and commitment to the purpose of the Violence, Health and Society project to reduce violence and thereby the harms to health and health inequalities; as well as a willingness to learn new skills and to be trained in innovative statistical and computing methods.

Experience of project management, engagement with non-academic agencies concerned with violence, as well as a record of relevant publications are desirable.

Full details of the role and Person Specification can be found in the Job Description.

City will be able to provide sponsorship for a Skilled Worker visa should the appointed candidate require this.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applic ations: 11 October 2021 at 11:59pm.

Interviews will be held during early November 2021.

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture, for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or social class. For more information on our approaches to encouraging an inclusive environment, please see our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Pages.

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