Lecturer in Stroke Care (Non-clinical)

Leeds, United Kingdom
£41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
19 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
13 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an experienced and influential academic with the proven ability to carry out teaching and research in stroke care? Do you have an excellent research track record, proven success obtaining funding and the vision and drive to tackle new challenges? Are you passionate about delivering world leading research and an exceptional student experience? 

We are seeking a lecturer with expertise and particular interest in stroke care to take a leading role in the existing team of applied health researchers and increase grant income from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and other funding bodies. It is anticipated that the successful candidate is likely to have expertise in a particular aspect of methodology relevant to stroke care, for example, qualitative approaches, behaviour change or intervention development. The post will be within the Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds with co-location in Bradford Institute for Health Research (BIHR) at Bradford Royal Infirmary. 

You will contribute to the development and leadership of a multi-disciplinary research programme and foster collaborative relationships within the University and with NHS partners.  This post therefore represents an exciting opportunity for an individual keen to contribute to the strategic development of an established Academic Unit.

The Academic Unit has a large portfolio of stroke research encompassing national and international collaborations and a range of methods including Cochrane Reviews, quantitative and qualitative exploration. A productive collaboration with the Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research produced two of the largest ever stroke rehabilitation trials: evaluation of a carers training programme (TRACS) and a model for post-discharge care (LoTScare). Ongoing work includes an NIHR Programme Grant focused on improving longer-term outcomes for stroke survivors and their carers; and exploration and evaluation of strategies to reduce sedentary behaviour. All the work is supported by an active patient group.  

To explore the post further or for any enquiries you may have, please contact:

Professor Anne Forster

Telephone: 01274 383446 or 383406, email: 

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Silver award in 2016.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:     Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:     Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:     Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS)
Section:     Academic Unit of Elderly Care & Rehabilitation
Category:     Academic
Grade:     Grade 8
Salary:     £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Working Time:     100% FTE
Post Type:     Full Time
Contract Type:     Ongoing
Release Date:     Monday 14 October 2019
Closing Date:     Wednesday 13 November 2019
Downloads:     Candidate Brief