Research Fellow - Department of Social Work, Education and Community Well-being

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£34,520 - £38,832
29 May 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Research Fellow
Department of Social Work, Education and Community Well-being

Full time, Fixed Term (3 years)
Salary:    £34,520 - £38,832

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe.

We are seeking a Research Fellow to contribute to the management and delivery of an exciting Arthritis Research UK funded project: Development and feasibility of an evidence-based DIGital self-management Intervention Tool for people with primary Sjögren’s syndrome (DIGITS).

We are seeking to appoint a talented postdoctoral researcher with expertise and experience to complement existing research strengths. Individuals with skills and experience in the following areas are encouraged to apply: (i) Developing complex behavior change interventions in healthcare; (ii) user-involvement in the development of a digital tool; (iii) clinical trials. You will be based in the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Well-being at Coach Lane Campus, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your extensive knowledge and subject expertise through individual and collaborative academic activity. Successful candidates will be selected according to the excellence of their research profile and plans, and the extent to which their research interests complement the Integrated Health and Social Care theme.

The Fellowship will be for three years.

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Katie Hackett, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, via email at Please visit our websites for more information on the Department’s research activity ( and for additional details about the Integrated Health Social Care research theme ( 

Depending on the nature of research, some posts may be exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 therefore the successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

For further information about this vacancy and for details on how to apply, please visit Northumbria University’s website at the following link:

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.

Closing Date: 28th June 2018