Australian Red Cross Blood Service Chair in Donor Behaviour

Brisbane, Australia
23 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Psychology

The School of Psychology is one of the most prestigious schools of psychology in Australia, and its strong reputation is built on excellence in both research and teaching. The School has thriving and dynamic research profiles in almost all areas of psychology, and is able to attract visitors from overseas and other institutions in Australia. It possesses good links, often through cross-appointed staff, with other schools in the University, thus creating opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborative research.

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is a division of the Australian Red Cross. The service is funded by the federal, state and territory governments of Australia to supply the community with safe, high quality blood and blood products, as well as organ and bone marrow services for transplantation. The Service’s purpose is to provide life-giving blood, plasma, transplantation and biological products for world-leading health outcomes, as well as to provide high-quality testing and clinical services, and conduct translational research. The Service views research as a crucial underpinning of clinical improvements that lead to more positive experiences for donors and better outcomes for patients.

The role

The successful appointee will be leading research on understanding and improving the recruitment and retention of blood and other bodily products donors in both the Australian and international contexts. Evalutating research performance on traditional criteria of publications, grant successes, and student supervision, along with the translational value of the research in meeting the stated strategy of the Blood Service. Working across UQ, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and other institutions in the development and advancement of joint research programs.  

Contributing to teaching in the School of Psychology at Undergraduate and Honours levels. Supervising research students at Honours and Postgraduate levels.  

Contributing to the School and University through membership of committees and working parties. Engaging with relevant and appropriate funding bodies, with the aim of generating and attracting grant funds. Working on strategic activities to build ongoing research capacity and links with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and other organisations as relevant, and to influence policy and practice at national and international levels.

The person

Applicants will have established, or be positioned to establish, a productive applied research group, with capacity for expansion by attracting postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows through external funding schemes, and developing collaborative research projects with staff in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, and elsewhere (both at UQ and in other institutions) to build capacity in applied and translational research.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:  

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for three years at Academic level E. The remuneration package will be $175,070.57 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be $204,832.57 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 3017961_Red Cross Blood Service Chair.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Christina Lee on +61 7 336 54910 or

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