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Research Fellow (Experience of People with Dementia)

University of Birmingham - College of Social Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £32,348 to £42,155, with potential progression once in post to £44,737. Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th November 2022
Closes: 7th December 2022
Job Ref: 100801

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract up to September 2024. 

Summary of Role

The Research Fellow (Experience of People with Dementia) will work on the delivery of a specific work package focused on the person who lives with dementia and their families care experience within the larger ARCWM programme. The postholder will work collaboratively with other work package research fellows and across the ARCWM and national ARCs to deliver on this programme.

Main Duties

  • Develop the work package plan focussed on the  lived experience of people with a diagnosis of dementia and their carers and families in detail (aim, objectives, activities) in conjunction with ARCWM theme leads within the scope of the overall ARCWM dementia research programme
  • Develop methodological innovation in the design and activities of the work package and contribute to the development of design and activity across work packages
  • Co-lead with other work package Research Fellows to the identification and engagement of key stakeholders within the region aligned to the aims of the broader ARCWM programme
  • Co-lead with other work package Research Fellows to the creation of a regional social care dementia research network with planned meetings and activities throughout the duration of the award
  • Provide support to social care practitioner, service user, and carer involvement in ARCWM programme activities, and provide support for research career development opportunities
  • Contribute with other work package Research Fellows the development of cross work package research projects with exploration of collaborative opportunities across ARC and NIHR structures
  • The ARCWM dementia programme has collaboration and teamwork at its heart. Many of the duties and responsibilities outline above necessitate close and frequent collaborative working between work package Research Fellows, who in turn will work across the ARCWM and national NIHR structures. The candidate will be expected to:
  • Attend and contribute to regular programme meetings (with other Research Fellows)
  • Attend and contribute to relevant ARCWM and national ARC meetings and events

Person Specification

  • A PhD (or near to completion) within a relevant health or social care field 
  • Experience of research within a social care context and with people who live with dementia and their carers
  • Understanding of current issues relating to care provision to those who live with dementia
  • Knowledge and experience of quantitative and/or qualitative research and/or mixed methods research approaches
  • Experience in the use of quantitative and/or qualitative software packages and analysis
  • Experience of undertaking literature searches and reviews

Informal enquires to Robin Miller, email: r.s.miller@bham.ac.uk

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