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Associate Professor in Stroke Care

This is an exciting opportunity to join an internationally recognised centre for stroke research which is undertaking world leading research. We are seeking an Associate Professor with expertise and particular interest in stroke care to take a leading role in the existing team of applied health researchers and increase grant income from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and other funding bodies. It is anticipated that the successful candidate is likely to have expertise in a particular aspect of methodology, for example, qualitative / quantitative approaches, behaviour change or intervention development.

The post will be within the Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research (led by Professor Anne Forster), Leeds Institute of Health Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds based in Bradford Institute for Health Research (BIHR) at Bradford Royal Infirmary.   

You will contribute to the development and leadership of a multi-disciplinary research programme and foster collaborative relationships within the University and with NHS partners.  This post therefore represents an exciting opportunity for an individual keen to shape the strategic development of an established Academic Unit.

The Academic Unit has a large portfolio of stroke research encompasses national and international collaborations and a range of methods including Cochrane Reviews, quantitative and qualitative exploration. A productive collaboration with the Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research produced two of the largest ever stroke rehabilitation trials: evaluation of a carers training programme (TRACS) and a model for post-discharge care (LoTScare). Ongoing work includes an NIHR Programme Grant focused on reducing sedentary behaviour after stroke and colleagues undertaking doctoral and post-doctoral work. All the work is supported by an active patient group.  

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent experience in applied health stroke research and be familiar with working in a multidisciplinary research environment. The successful applicant will be an experienced researcher with a significant publication record. They will possess effective communication and presentation skills, a capacity to infuse others with enthusiasm and ability to work successfully as a team member.

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

Professor Anne Forster, 

Head of the Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research 

Tel: +44 (0)1274 383406 or +44 (0)1274 383446



The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The School of Medicine holds a Gold Athena Swan 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

As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students and staff from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Within the Faculty/School of Medicine  we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+; and people with disabilities. Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability.  

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:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 9
Salary:  £54,421 to £63,059 p.a.
Working Time:  1.0 Full time Equivalent
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 19 May 2023
Closing Date:  Friday 16 June 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  MHIHS1354
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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