Research Fellow, Mental health

Southampton, United Kingdom
£31,406 to £38,587 Per annum
07 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Primary Care Research Centre

Location:  Aldermoor Health Centre
Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 31/12/2022
Closing Date:  Wednesday 20 October 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1537521LG

A post is available for a researcher who wishes to work on an exciting project exploring broad assessment of mental health symptoms in primary care and community groups. Our project will focus on the boundaries between stress/distress and depression and anxiety;  a topical area with potential for substantial impact. The successful applicant will work as part of leading team of researchers from the University of Southampton, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Keele University under the supervision of Dr Adam Geraghty.

You should have a PhD in either psychology, sociology, health services research or a related area or equivalent research experience; evidence of the ability to work independently and efficiently; excellent oral and written communication skills. Primarily, this will be a qualitative project, thus experience of conducting qualitative research is essential. This project will also have a focus on working with diverse community groups as part of engagement and involvement as well as recruitment to the qualitative study; experience of PPI work and community engagement with research would be desirable. Finally, there will be an aspect of systematic reviewing, and experience of systematic reviewing would also be desirable.

The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded, the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Potential applicants who would like further details of the research or to discuss the post are warmly invited to contact Dr Adam Geraghty (email:

The post is full time fixed term until 31/12/2022 starting as soon as possible or on January 4th 2022 (there is some flexibility with number of days a week, e.g. 4 days a week is a possibility). It will be important to be able to visit Southampton for community engagement visits and events, however, much of the day-to-day work could be done remotely.  There is also the option for office working in Southampton, if preferred.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750. Please quote reference 1537521LG number on all correspondence.

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