Research Associate – NMAHP Learning Environments

Opening Date:
1 Dec 2023
Closing Date:
17 Dec 2023
Salary Range:

Health Sciences & Wellbeing Research Institutes
Location: Sunderland Campus
Salary: £37,100 to £44,263
Hours per Week: 15
Closing Date: Sunday 17 December 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 0601-23-R-R
Further details: Job Description
About the University of Sunderland

The University of Sunderland offers life-changing opportunities for 27,500 students across its campuses in Sunderland, London, Hong Kong, and through global partnerships with learning institutions in 15 countries. We’re proud to be a top 50 UK university (Guardian University Guide 2024), with top-quality facilities, inclusive culture, and our vibrant, ever-changing city.

The University of Sunderland has undergone significant expansion thanks to a major step-change in the University’s ambitions, building on the £75 million already invested on facilities in the last five years. Indeed, the University is expected to invest a further £250 million over the next 10 years to transform facilities for students and staff underscoring a bold and ambitious outlook.

In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results, University of Sunderland doubled its proportion of world-leading (4 star) or internationally excellent (3 star) rated research since its 2014 submissions. 89% of the published research was rated as ‘internationally excellent’ in the Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Pharmacy category demonstrating continued growth and development in research.

The Helen McArdle Nursing and Care Research Institute leads on interdisciplinary health and social care research across the four Faculties of the University. The Institute works collaboratively with external partners in NHS, Local Authority, health, and social care, VCSE and commercial settings to tackle health inequalities, empower patients and populations and support the healthcare workforce.

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Associate to join the Helen McArdle Nursing and Care Research Institute on a fixed-term basis. You will have the opportunity to support the development and delivery of an externally funded evaluation of Enabling Effective Learning Environments (EELE) in the NHS and academia.

The successful candidate will lead on a mixed methods analysis of the EELE programme, which will include writing up the findings as an executive report, a lay summary and publication in peer-reviewed clinical journals and conference presentations.

What you can bring

You will have a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline, be an experienced mixed methods researcher, with demonstrable evidence of leading evaluations or research projects. You will have a solid understanding of learning environments in NHS settings and within Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHPs). It is important that you have in depth knowledge of the National Health Service and have existing publications in peer-reviewed journals which demonstrate your academic writing skills.

What we can offer you

The University of Sunderland is not just a place of academic excellence, but also a community that embraces inclusivity and support. We value our staff and offer a rewarding package that goes beyond just salary. Joining our team comes with a host of benefits designed to enhance your work-life balance and overall well-being.