Research Assistant – Developing Mental Health Literacy 

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
£31,411 - £37,474 per annum, pro rata
23 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

School of Health and Life Sciences 
Lanarkshire Campus
Research Assistant - REQ001900
AC1: £31,411 - £37,474 per annum, pro rata
Part time, Fixed Term: 20 days’ work across a 5-month period 

THE POST - Research Assistant – Developing Mental Health Literacy 

We are seeking a part-time fixed term (20 days work across a 5-month period) Research Assistant within the Division of Sport and Exercise. The successful candidate will start their post on 6th January 2023 (subject to successful appointment and UKVI right to work checks).  
The successful candidate will join the research project Developing Mental Health Literacy at UWS which focuses on co-producing a mental health literacy (MHL) programme with UWS postgraduate and undergraduate students.

This opportunity may suit a PG student with an interest and experience in psychology, mental health, and/or qualitative research. It offers some flexibility around how the successful applicant would fulfil the hours. Data collection would be required on campus. 
School of HLS staff who are interested in contributing to the study will also be considered. This will however be as part of their existing employment with UWS, and they are required to have agreement from their line manager. The provision of backfill to offset staff time to the study may be available.  

UWS was named Higher Educational Institution of the Year in The Herald Higher Education Awards 2022 and is ranked in the top 150 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings). UWS is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses. With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others.  
The School of Health & Life Sciences at UWS offers innovative teaching and research opportunities, firmly focused on the real-world challenges facing the healthcare and life sciences sectors. You will join a supportive and committed team, where you will play a key role in continuing to establish the University as a force for good. Our students benefit from studying in modern learning facilities – among the very best in the country – and the strong links we have with partner organisations across the private, public and third sectors. Find out more about our School of Health & Life Sciences. The School is involved in the British Council Gender Advancement through Transforming Institutions in India project and the British Council and SEAMAO RIHED Gender Equality and Diversity (GEDI). 
We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes: 

  • 35 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays 
  • 23% employer’s pension contribution, including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme 
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance 
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers 
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses 
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional, career and research development opportunities. 

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Dr Hayley McEwan at

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Closing Date:        Thursday 1st December 2022 
Interview Date:    Friday 9th December 2022 

The University reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of suitable applications are received. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, an early application would be encouraged.

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 
UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer. 
University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.