Postdoctoral Research Associate (Fuse)

United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
May 04, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Fuse) with research interests in the broad field of public health, systems and inequalities. The successful candidate will contribute to research which is funded by the National Institute of Health Research and is part of the School for Public Health Research (SPHR) and Fuse. Specifically, their contribution will focus on a research project that falls within the Children and Young People's research programme of the SPHR, specifically work package 5 (WP5). The aim of WP5 is to understand the impacts of integrated care on the health and well-being of children and young people (CYP) within Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP) and Integrated Care Systems (ICS) areas in England, acknowledging the different contexts in which each system sits.

The successful candidate will also engage with citizenship activities associated with SPHR and Fuse. They will work with Prof Carolyn Summerbell in Durham, and co-investigators at Newcastle University, UCL and Imperial. The project started in September 2021 and is due to complete on 31st March 2022. Due to the impact of Covid-19 on the project, and (separately) staff promotions and changes, we are now in a position to appoint two postdoctoral researchers to help complete the project.

Background to research project: The development of health systems for CYP across public health, the NHS, education and social care in the 42 STP/ICS footprints as part of the NHS Long Term Plan has the potential to dramatically improve health and well-being for CYP in England. However there is great variation in the extent to which STP/ICSs have focused on CYP, and in their plans for the future. We aim to work with STP/ICS CYP leaders and children and young people to map out who is doing what and where, what the key components are for understanding how effective integrated systems for CYP work, and whether they improve health outcomes.

This post is for a fixed term with an end date of 31st March 2022 - the funding is available for this fixed period only.

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