Research Diffusion Fellow in Global Mental Health

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 per annum
18 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 18/10/2018
Salary : £32,236 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Psychology & Mental Health
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : From 1st November 2018 till April 2020 (Subject to funding)

The purpose of the GCRF-SASHI project is to help to find effective responses to self-harm and suicide prevention in South Asia by building research infrastructure and expertise in Pakistan and India. The successful candidate will join SASHI Team, a partnership between academics working in Mysore and Karachi and UK academics in Bangor, Manchester and Oxford Universities. The purpose of the GCRF-SASHI project is to help to find effective responses to deliberate self-harm and suicide in South Asia by building research infrastructure and expertise in India and Pakistan.

The Research Diffusion Fellow will be responsible along with the SASHI Team in planning, direction, operational management and completion of the research communication and diffusion activities. The post holder will take a proactive role in supporting Professor Husain and site Principal Investigators in the dissemination of research findings and pathways to impact. The Research Diffusion Fellow will be instrumental in ensuring that the research is properly conducted within the scope of the ICH Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and the Research Governance Framework. The post holder will be responsible developing a research diffusion and communication strategy. This position requires periods working in the field in Pakistan and India.

We are seeking doctoral level (or equivalent) expertise/experience in mental/public health research dissemination and diffusion. Experience of working in the area of suicide and self-harm prevention, would be an advantage, In-depth training will be provided in self-harm and suicide prevention research. There will be opportunities for research including clinical trials, and further training according to the individual’s interest.

Part time and job share will also be considered.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The main duties and responsibilities of the Research Diffusion Fellow in Global Mental Health are as follows: -

  • Develop plans for scholarly publication, dissemination and other communication activities.
  • To engage with key stakeholders, both service users and the wider community/industry and to ensure stakeholders are incorporated into/take part in dissemination activities for the project.
  • Plan for the diffusion of the research through the use of a communication strategy, including breakdown into work packages/sub-projects, milestones and deliverables.
  • To promote effective communication within the multi-disciplinary team to ensure collaborative working practices. To present results as a verbal presentation or written report.
  • To develop capability in research diffusion and delivering impactful research. Plan and deliver dissemination events in Pakistan, India and the UK
  • Contribute to the smooth running of the project, through contact with key partners in UK, Pakistan and India.
  • Aid further development of global mental health research, through assistance in development and writing of investigator-led studies/grant applications for research projects.
  • Increase the international profile of The Global Mental Health Research Group.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Email: Professor Nusrat Husain at

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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