Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Anthropology/Public Health/Development Studies

Medway, United Kingdom
£33,199 to £38,460 per annum
23 May 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Livelihoods & Institutions

Location:      Medway campus
Salary:      £33,199 to £38,460 per annum
Contract Type:      Fixed Term
Closing Date:      Wednesday 19 June 2019
Interview Date:      To be confirmed

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) ( is an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary centre of the University of Greenwich that undertakes research, consultancy and training to support global food security, sustainable development and poverty reduction in developing countries. The Institute was recently awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher and Education for its work in developing countries.

The Natural Resources Institute has an exciting opportunity for a post-doctoral research fellow in anthropology, public health or development studies/social science in a health-related area to work within the Livelihoods and Institutions Department. The position will contribute to the MRC-funded project “Intercultural models to improve nutrition and health of indigenous populations through gender-sensitive agroforestry practices in Peru”. The project uses participatory approaches and intercultural models to co-develop gender-sensitive agroforestry options with the potential to sustainably address high levels of chronic undernutrition and anaemia in indigenous populations in the Peruvian Amazon.

In particular, the successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Assist in the development of a framework to evaluate the influence of specific agroforestry practices, use of local biodiversity, and gender, socioeconomic and cultural factors on maternal and child dietary adequacy, anthropometric outcomes, and anaemia status.
  • Assist in the analysis and collection of data on maternal time use, food-related sociocultural and gender norms, and personal and external food environments. 
  • Assist in the development of context-specific participatory appraisal tools that enable a social learning process between the researchers and indigenous communities.
  • Contribute to NRI’s strategic plan by publishing high-impact research.

The position will involve extended international travel.

The post is fixed term for 24 months.

For any queries about the nature or requirements of the position please contact Dr Pamela Katic:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.