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Research Fellow, Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Southampton, United Kingdom
£34,980 to £42,978 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Location: College Keep
Salary: £34,980 to £42,978 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 12 months
Closing Date:
Tuesday 02 July 2024
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 2771824CF

University of Southampton

NIHR ARC Wessex Mental Health Research Hub: Alcohol use in older individuals

Based in Psychiatry

We wish to appoint a Research Fellow to complete the research project into alcohol use in older people. The research focus is on the impact of increased alcohol use in older adults and the impact this has on their transition from hospital back into the community understanding the wider aspects of health including loneliness, and social isolation.

NIHR ARC Wessex conducts applied health research with the aims of improving outcomes for patients and public; improving quality, delivery and efficiency of health and care services; increasing the sustainability of health and care systems locally and nationally, through collaborative partnership. It has four thematic programmes of work:

  • Healthy Communities
  • Ageing and Dementia
  • Long Term Conditions
  • Workforce & Health systems

NIHR ARC Wessex has an established Mental Health Research Hub, which aims to facilitate inter-disciplinary mental health research across the region. This is achieved through investing in infrastructure to enable leadership of this field of research across Wessex, support growth and development amongst early career applied health researchers, facilitate expansion in patient and public involvement and create better connections between the academic community, the NHS, social care and the third sector. This will help to ensure that the right research questions are asked and that findings can be rapidly translated into treatment and care. The funding will also support a number of research projects which the Fellow will be expected to play a significant role in (e.g. ethics submissions, data collection, analysis and dissemination).  As well as contributing to these projects there will be an expectation that the person appointed will work towards an advanced fellowship application suitable for submission for external funding to funders like the NIHR, MRC or Wellcome.

You will have a relevant PhD or equivalent research-related qualifications and experience in working with clinical populations and a keen interest in understanding their psychosocial needs. Excellent organisational and communication skills are also essential for this role, and the ability to travel to selected locations. This post is full time (1.0 FTE), funded by NIHR ARC Wessex, for 12 months. Flexible working, part-time/ job share will be considered.

The post will be at the level of Research Fellow.

Informal enquiries are very welcome. Please contact Professor Julia Sinclair ( for further information.

Applications will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon completion of PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

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