Research Fellow - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£36,382 - £40,927
08 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
04 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

We are looking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on a study funded by the North East North Cumbria Applied Research Collaboration, focusing on learning lessons from Covid-19 Community Hubs in Gateshead, and how this can shape the post pandemic welfare eco-system. The post will be hosted by the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing at Northumbria University. This is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary project with Gateshead council and Newcastle University.

Gateshead Council implemented community Hubs to coordinate the Covid-19 relief effort, which as well as providing emergency necessities, referred on to other services as needed.  This study aims to establish what worked well, and at what cost some of this provision could be maintained or expanded. This research is underpinned by the key concepts of co-production and Human Learning Systems, and will be operationalised in three qualitative phases, with a strong Public Involvement and Community Engagement arm and including a micro costing exercise.

To be eligible for this post you will have a PhD (or be near to completion) or equivalent in a subject relevant to public health and/or social care, or social sciences. The majority of the work can be conducted remotely, for which you will be provided remote working equipment, but there may be some requirement (subject to University and Government Covid-19 travel restrictions) for on site working.

Any queries should be directed to Professor Monique Lhussier,

This post is available full time for 12 months, to start as soon as possible. 

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now'and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs up to a maximum of 4.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community.The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close on 04/01/2022