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Research Associate / Senior Research Associate in Domestic Violence Perpetrator Group INTERVENTION

University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences

Location: Bristol
Salary: 34,304 -£38,587 per annum pro rata (Grade I) £38,587-£43,434 per annum pro rata (Grade J)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th October 2021
Closes: 21st October 2021
Job Ref: ACAD105623

The role

This post is an excellent opportunity for an experienced person with a background in either research or practice (e.g. domestic abuse, mental health) to join a multidisciplinary team in the Academic Unit of Primary Health Care within Bristol Medical School.

The REPROVIDE project, led by Professor Gene Feder and funded by a National Institute for Health Research programme grant, aims to test a group programme to help men who are concerned about their behaviour in relationships with women. At present not enough is known about the effectiveness of group programmes for perpetrators of domestic abuse and how much they can really help perpetrators or their partners, ex-partners, and children. The primary aim of our study therefore is to investigate the effectiveness of a group programme intervention for men on reducing abusive behaviour (we are focusing on men in the first instance as they are the majority group). The study design is a randomised controlled trial and we are recruiting participants in four sites located around the South West of England and South Wales.  The new team member will be Bristol based.

What will you be doing?

You'll be involved in actively promoting the study with a range of professionals, recruiting male participants and, following up with participants already in the study by encouraging them to complete questionnaires.  You'll be working in close collaboration with our abuse sector site partners in joint recruitment assessments. As we are mid-trial there are established protocols to follow and team members are always on hand to answer questions and concerns.  The post holder will be collecting and organising data and doing simple analyses of datasets. If experienced in qualitative research, there will be interviews with participants and professionals to conduct and analyse as well as observational tasks.  As appropriate to background and experience you will have the opportunity to lead or contribute to writing journal articles and travel to conferences. 

There is some flexibility of role focus according to the skills, strengths, background and availability of the appointee. The post holder will have the opportunity to join a vibrant and passionate group of domestic abuse researchers and to network more widely with academic and clinical colleagues in the Centre for Primary Care and Population Health Sciences within Bristol Medical School.  

You should apply if

  • You enjoy working in a large multidisciplinary team and have an interest in finding ways to support domestic abuse behaviour change.
  • You either have experience in working with difficult or vulnerable populations (e.g. domestic abuse perpetrators, victims/survivors or similar groups), or, you have experience in conducting trials, analysis of quantitative datasets or qualitative research experience such as conducting interviews and doing thematic analysis.
  • You're highly organised, resilient and hold a post graduate qualification.
  • You're a clear and concise communicator and have ability to coordinate internal and external collaborations.
  • You're willing and able to travel to the research sites as necessary and have flexibility to sometimes work outside of standard working hours. 

For informal enquiries please contact: Helen Cramer , , 0117 9287241

Contract type: Open ended with fixed funding until 31st Dec 2023

0.5FTE - variations on working pattern would be considered

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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