Senior Research Assistant in the Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£28,048 - £34,088 (Pro rata)
20 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2018

Health and Life Sciences
Senior Research Assistant in the Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health
1 day per week - 7.4 hrs
Fixed Term until 30/05/2020
Grade 5
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Coach Lane Campus
Salary:  £28,048 - £34,088 (Pro rata)
Closing Date: 10/12/2018

We are now seeking applications from highly committed, motivated and talented researchers to join the HenPower evaluation research team at Northumbria University for a part-time fixed term, 17 months project. This is a mixed methods evaluation project that will contribute to understanding the impact of HenPower on people living with dementia in care homes. The HenPower programme uses henkeeping to build the relationship between care home residents and wider communities to improve quality of life and reduce loneliness. 

This work will take place in the Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Supported by the team, the appointed person will undertake the evaluation study in care homes where the HenPower programme is being implemented. The appointed person will engage in research activities including liaising with partners, undertake data collection and analysis, and assist with report and academic paper writing. 

You will have a postgraduate degree in a relevant field of social science, experience of undertaking quantitative and qualitative research and of working with a range of practitioners and academics at all levels. A PhD in a relevant area is also desirable. We wish to appoint an excellent researcher with well-developed analytical and communication skills who has the ability to work as an integral and co-operative member of our research group. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Glenda Cook on 0191 215 6117 or

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