Research Fellow in Health Services Research Ref 2301
School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Primary Care and Public Health
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options and job shares will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until 31st December 2021
Salary: starting at £33,797 and rising to £40,322 per annum
Placed on: 23 September 2019
Closing date: 23 October 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: TBC
We are seeking an experienced researcher in community engagement and risk analysis to work on co-production of a web-based platform for visualising cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and motivating users to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviours.
We aim to design an online web platform for community health workers to use in a health check style coaching intervention. The web platform will visualise personal risk of CVD, and show how risk would change if certain medical or lifestyle changes were made. The web-platform will be produced in conjunction with community members and an app development company.
The post-holder’s role is firstly to facilitate co-production by consulting with members of the target communities in focus groups. Secondly, their role is to search out high quality epidemiological evidence of CVD risk and calculate changes to risk achieved by healthy lifestyle changes. Additional data analysis may be needed from population based datasets in order to calculate risk changes.
This post is an ideal opportunity for a curious applied health services researcher interested in talking to vulnerable people, lifestyle engagement and e-Health. The candidate should be excellent at project management and communication with people from a wide range of backgrounds. They should also be an innovative and pragmatic epidemiologist with strong data analysis skills.
Prior knowledge of, and engagement with, local communities is essential. Job share applications are welcome.
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