About the role
The Social Science Applied Healthcare and Improvement Research (SAPPHIRE) group at the University of Leicester are seeking a Research Fellow to lead ‘PremPath’, a research project exploring how a pathway of care for babies who are born premature (before 37 weeks of pregnancy) in England is working in practice. You will manage another researcher and use social science theory and qualitative methods (scoping interviews, ethnographic methods, process mapping) to assess the organisation and delivery of the care pathway in different settings. This research will generate insights into collaborative working within and across organisations, and parent involvement in decision-making, and will inform future work around clinical systems for other national improvement initiatives within maternity and neonatal care. About you
As the ideal candidate, you will be educated to PhD level in a relevant social or health science discipline with experience of advanced qualitative research methods, including ethnographic methods. You will have experience of leading qualitative data analysis and applying social science theory to healthcare improvement practice. You will have experience of research project management and research in sensitive healthcare settings, and bring a track record of publications in high quality journals.
It would be advantageous, but not essential, to have some familiarity with neonatal and/or maternity care.
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Nicola, J. Mackintosh at firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here
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