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Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in applied health research? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities? 

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow with experience of complex intervention development and evaluation to support delivery of the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaborative, Yorkshire & Humber (NIHR ARC YH).

Our NIHR ARC YH theme aims to improve the physical and mental health of older people living with frailty, including care home residents. We plan internationally-leading work to develop and evaluate prioritised interventions for people living with frailty and care home residents, increase sustainability of health and care services for older people, and build UK frailty research capacity.

The NIHR ARC YH theme is led by Andrew Clegg, Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the Academic Unit of Elderly Care & Rehabilitation. Our planned work to develop and evaluate prioritised interventions is led by Anne Forster, Head of the Academic Unit of Elderly Care & Rehabilitation and Professor of Stroke Rehabilitation. The work is planned in collaboration with Amanda Farrin, Professor of Clinical Trials and Evaluation of Complex Interventions at the Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Leeds and Karen Spilsbury, Professor of Nursing Research, University of Leeds.

You will play a key role in prioritising research questions from the perspective of older people living with frailty and care home residents, their families, carers, health and social care professionals. You will build on these findings to develop and test prioritised interventions using novel research methods, including efficient trial designs such as trial within cohort methodology.

You will have previously conducted research studies involving multiple stakeholders and organisations. Ideally, this previous experience would have been gained in a healthcare context.

To explore the post further or for any enquiries you may have, please contact:

Professor Andrew Clegg 

Tel: 01274 383406, email:

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine holds the Gold award. We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:  Bradford and Leeds
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS)
Section:  Academic Unit of Elderly Care & Rehabilitation
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7 to Grade 8
Salary:  £33,797 to £49,553 p.a.
Working Time:  100% FTE
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Until 30 September 2024)
Release Date:  Wednesday 18 December 2019
Closing Date:  Friday 17 January 2020
Reference:  MHIHS1243
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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