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Research Fellow in Women’s Workplace Health

Surrey, United Kingdom
£36,024 to £37,099 per annum depending on experience
Closing date
9 May 2024

Job Details

Health Sciences: Research

Location:  Home-based
Salary:  £36,024 to £37,099 per annum depending on experience  
Fixed Term Contract for 24 months starting asap
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Thursday 09 May 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  017424

Research Fellow: Supporting the health of women at work: A realist review of pregnancy, postnatal, and menopause workplace interventions and their effectiveness.

Sitting within the University’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the School of Health Sciences has achieved substantial success and is currently ranked 4th by the Complete University Guide 2020 and 4th by the Times and Sunday Time Good University Guide 2020. The School is a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate education and is in the top 10 in the UK for research following the recent Research Excellence Framework assessment. In addition to this, we have been awarded Gold for our Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). 

The role

The Workforce Organisation and Wellbeing (WOW) Research Group in the School of Health Sciences is seeking a Research Fellow to work on an NIHR Public Health Research funded project to undertake a review of evidence into women’s workplace health and wellbeing. This review will identify effective workplace interventions that support women’s health across the areas of pregnancy, postnatal, and menopause at work. The researcher will be supported by Co-PI’s, Dr Ruth Abrams (University of Surrey) and Dr Lilith Whiley (University of Sussex).

About you

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher with skills in realist methodology and excellent project management to lead this review. They will also need to be able to engage in deep critical thinking to develop theoretical insights, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work independently and contribute positively to a remote team culture. Knowledge of women’s health, and/or workplace wellbeing interventions is desirable. The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking the data collection, data extraction and synthesis as well as support the write up of the final report and the production of various dissemination materials with support from other members of the team. 

Further information about the University and the School of Health Sciences can be found at For an informal discussion please contact Dr Ruth Abrams

Please use the links below to go to the relevant pages to apply. We can only accept applications from the University of Surrey website.

This is a fixed-term, full time post for 24 months starting asap. Home working considered.

Interview date (MS Teams video) week commencing 13th May 2024. 

About us

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research.

We have a bold vision of what we want to achieve - shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world, which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee.  

Our culture empowers people to achieve this aim and to collectively make a real difference. 

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For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.


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