Postdoctoral Research Associate or Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Health Sciences
The postholder will take a lead role in delivering King’s Improvement Science (KIS) research and evaluation projects within the Centre for Implementation Science (CIS), utilising their mixed-methods (ideally qualitative and quantitative) expertise.
The role includes planning, coordinating, executing, and reporting on evaluation and improvement/implementation science research projects in health and social care settings, and delivering teaching and training.
The postholder will work alongside members of the KIS team and under the guidance of the KIS Programme Manager and KIS Principal Investigator. The post-holder will also work collaboratively with funders, NHS staff, public members and other stakeholders to plan and deliver high-quality, applied research aimed at improving health or social care services.
The current portfolio of KIS research includes (but is not limited to) an evaluation of a King’s Health Partners (KHP) wide staff support and wellbeing programme and a project examining implementation, effectiveness and experiences of remote working within mental health Trusts in south London during the COVID19 pandemic. The post-holder will be required to take a leading role across multiple projects, with support from other members of the team. Project topics are agreed with the funders in accordance with their priorities.
KIS is a KHP supported research programme aimed at enhancing how quality improvement activity is carried out across major south London health care providers. Established in 2013, KIS comprises an interdisciplinary team of researchers with expertise in improvement and implementation sciences, evaluation, patient and public involvement (PPI), and economics, and a core team of managers and communication professionals. For information about the first phase of KIS work (2013-2018) please see: http://www.kingsimprovementscience.org
In the second phase of KIS work (2019-2024), the programme is led by Professor Nick Sevdalis. The KIS programme is supported by KHP (£2.5M in total) and aligned to the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South London as co-funded research infrastructure. The KIS programme will continue to support scalable projects and programmes that improve care delivery and outcomes across KHP organisations, as well as develop methodological research to further advance the sciences of improvement and implementation and thus achieve better patient experience and outcomes of care more rapidly within the NHS.
The KIS programme is one of the funded research programmes hosted within the Centre for Implementation Science (CIS) at King’s College London. Directed by Professor Nick Sevdalis, the CIS is home to a team of expert implementation researchers who investigate how best to implement evidenced-based practice and research results within health and social care services. CIS research falls under four thematic areas: (i) Improvement Science (where the KIS programme falls), (ii) Methodology, (iii) Public Mental Health, and (iv) Global Health. For further information please see: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/research/cis
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