KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

Research Assistant

Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Grade 5: £32, 676 to £35,366, including London Weighting Allowance
Posted
09 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
25 Oct 2020
Ref
R5/1300/20-TJ
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

The post holder will assist with the high-quality research being undertaken by the CAMHS Research Unit and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. The CAMHS Research Unit has a reputation in leading on clinically relevant research and evaluation both within CAMHS and across a range of mental health services. Beginning in September 2019 and funded by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the unit undertook the evaluation of an innovative parenting programme, “Being a Parent Together”, which had the aim of reducing parental conflict and improving lives of young people. The unit recently received additional funding from the DWP to adapt the programme for online delivery.

The post holder will lead on the quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the online adaptation of Being a Parent Together with sites across the UK and will play a key role in the success of the project.

In addition to this project, the post holder will contribute to the general research activities of the CAMHS Research Unit, including evaluating a national scaling programme of the Empowering Parents Empowering Communities parenting intervention.

The CAMHS Research Unit has a reputation in leading on clinically relevant research and evaluation both within CAMHS and across a range of mental health services. Our work develops and tests innovative methods for:

  1. Enhancing the accessibility, outcomes and experience of child and adolescent mental health care, particularly for families from socially disadvantaged communities and other hard-to-reach groups;
  2. Achieving successful translation, adoption and sustainability of evidence-based practices in CAMHS and allied services;
  3. Promoting the active involvement of service users in clinical decision making, service development and evaluation.

The main duties for this role will be:

  • To ensure the smooth running of the research and evaluation projects undertaken by the CAMHS Research Unit by supporting, as necessary, the lead Clinical Psychologist/s.
  • Undertake literature searches, retrieval and reference management.
  • Liaise with mental health professionals involved in research and evaluation projects and with the team at CPCS.
  •  Collect quantitative and qualitative data from research participants and assist with analysis.
  • Identify barriers to participation in any aspects of the studies and develop appropriate alternative strategies for data collection.
  • Develop and efficiently manage research databases.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports, publications, presentations and other methods of dissemination.

Any other duties appropriate to the grade, as directed by the supervisor.

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