Senior Fellow / Fellow in Learning Analytics and Student Mental Health

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£35,210 - £50,132
24 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

As a senior member of a cross sector multi-disciplinary team working on an OfS funded project entitled – Mental Health and Analytics: A Continuum Approach to Understanding and Improving Student Mental Health – you will be responsible for the day to day leadership of the project and contribute to the positive impact that this team will have on student mental health, wellbeing and the student experience.

Working closely with the Deputy Vice Chancellor – the project lead - and alongside the project Board comprising 10 partner organisations (3 UK HEIs, 4 technology companies, UUK, 3 Students’ Unions and Papyrus) you will support the development, implementation and assessment of the work of three workstreams -  Suicide Intervention and Prevention; Helping Students in Difficulties; and Supporting a thriving community. You will lead on the use of sophisticated data analytics, enable the identification of new forms and sources of data and assess their relevance to the project, alongside their use and will be responsible for exploring the opportunities for CRM in relation to data capture and coordination. As part of the role, you will undertake independent and collaborative research, support students in the delivery of research projects, and make a significant contribution to the research profile of the University.

With a high academic standing within a relevant discipline, you must demonstrate research leadership and collaboration experience and have previous success in applying for external research funding.

This role is fixed term in line with the project, however there may be the opportunity for transfer into a permanent Academic role for exceptional candidates.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Peter Francis (Deputy Vice-Chancellor) on 0191 243 7400 or by email at

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