Research Assistant in Physically Active Learning

Leeds, United Kingdom
£27,511 to £32,817 p.a.
06 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Feb 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you interested in how physical activity affects children's physical and psychological health? Do you have experience of working with children in a research context? Would you like to be part of a team that is evaluating methods for increasing physical activity in the classroom, and assessing whether they have additional benefits on cognition, behaviour and learning too? 

You will play a key role in delivering an innovative Waterloo Foundation funded project, which trials two different methods for increasing children's physical activity during the school day: Physically Active Learning and Classroom Movement Breaks. The study will compare these methods to current educational practice, to evaluate their potential to improve physical activity levels, cognitive function, behaviour and learning within the classroom. You will be involved in: the recruitment of schools and data collection, data entry and dissemination activities. 

We are looking for someone who enjoys working with children in a school environment, who is personable and well organised, and who can work well as part of a team to deliver an ambitious research project.

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

Dr Liam JB Hill, Lecturer in Developmental Psychology
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5726, 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:  School of Psychology
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 p.a.  
Please note that due to funding limitations it will not be possible to appoint above spine point 26 (£30,046)
Working Time:  100% full time equivalent
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (01 April 2020 until 31 March 2021)    
Closing Date:  Sunday 02 February 2020
Interview Date:  Friday 14 February 2020    
Downloads:  Candidate Brief