Senior Research Assistant - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£28,048 - £34,088
01 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Senior Research Assistant

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Ref: HLS/18/1737

Grade:  5

Salary: £28,048 - £34,088

Location: City Campus, Newcastle

Closing Date: 31/07/2019

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Working Type: Full Time

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe.

The work will be undertaken in the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing. This is a comparative case study research project, led by Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research( at Northumbria University and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Public Health Research(SPHR)( The project will involve multiple SPHR partners including the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM),University of Cambridge, Liverpool and Lancaster Universities Collaboration for Public Health (LiLaC) and the University of Sheffield).

This project focuses on developing understanding of how place-centred strategies to tackle social determinants of health can be planned and delivered in the context of scarce and changing local resources in five case study localities, with a particular emphasis on how health inequalities can be reduced in such circumstances.

Project aims:

1.To generate in depth understanding of how local authorities are delivering place-centred strategies to tackle social determinants of health and health in equalities in the context of recent cuts and changes to local resources

2. To elucidate the potential pathways between place-centred strategies (what should be happening), interventions (if or how this is enacted and in what context), and improvements in health, wellbeing and in equalities locally (what are the impacts)

The person appointed will undertake data collection and analysis for one of the case studies, located in the North East. They will also day to day manage the whole project, including, with the help of the research team, liaising with partners and coordinating a realist cross case analysis of the five datasets. They will contribute to communications and dissemination activities across the teams.

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. You will have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field, experience of undertaking qualitative research and of collaborating with a range of practitioners and academics at all levels. A PhD in a relevant area is also desirable.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Monique Lhussier at

Please note: If you do not have the permission to work in the UK, Northumbria University may not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position.

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