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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Do you want to apply your skills to be a leader in the implementation of an exciting vision intervention and glasses wear project? Are you motivated to work with an ambitious team seeking to transform children’s access to essential tools for learning and vision health? Are you interested in the subject of vision development to improve classroom experience and academic outcomes for young children?

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Glasses in Classes (GiC) project at the University of Leeds and Bradford Institute for Health Research, funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF).

You will be responsible for recruitment and co-designing/delivering of the intervention training for the proposed Glasses in Classes intervention. You will deliver this training to participating education professionals within schools in Bradford and oversee subsequent delivery of this intervention by the education professionals with initial visits to schools and infrequent check-ups. Additionally, you will maintain school-staff peer networks and offer them targeted support.

Data from this study will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention which is designed to increase the number of children who consistently wear their prescribed glasses following an eye test. Improvements in a literacy and mathematics assessment may also be found.

You will be based Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research, Bradford Royal Infirmary campus  


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

Prof Mark Mon-Williams, School of Psychology

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5725, Email: m.mon-williams@leeds.ac.uk


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 Psychology holds the Bronze  award.  We are committed to being an inclusive 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
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  School of Psychology
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Working Time:  100% Full time equivalent
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (1 August 2019 Until 30 September 2020)
Release Date:  Thursday 04 July 2019
Closing Date:  Wednesday 31 July 2019
Interview Date:  Monday 12 August 2019
Reference:  MHPSY1058
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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