Two New Qualitative Research Posts: London South Bank University

Two New Qualitative Research Posts: London South Bank University

Two new research jobs have just been advertised for projects in the Lived Experiences of Distress research group.

Research Fellow in sexuality and forensic mental health, London South Bank University

We are seeking an experienced Research Fellow (Grade 7) to support the research project ‘Feeling sexual inside and out: lived experiences of sexuality in a secure forensic setting’ which is being funded by the Wellcome Trust and led by Professor Paula Reavey (PI) and Dr Zoe Boden. This exciting project will use visual qualitative methods to explore the sexual and relational experiences of forensic mental health service users, in hospital and supported community housing.

This is a demanding role, which will require a range of qualitative research skills, including literature reviewing, transcription and experiential qualitative analysis. You will be required to interview participants, lead recruitment and liaise with the NHS Trust staff. You will also be required to help prepare material for dissemination, and there will be the opportunity for co-authorship.

The post-holder will need to hold a doctorate or PhD in Psychology or related social sciences . The post-holder will need excellent research and interpersonal skills, including a track-record of using qualitative research methods, and of reviewing academic literature. The post-holder will be proactive and have the ability to work flexibly and independently (under supervision) to prioritise busy workloads and manage multiple tasks. Ideally, the candidate will have existing experience of working in clinical settings, and an emerging track record of publications.

This is a fixed term, full-time post for 12 months, and will involve UK travel.

Applications close 5th July 2017. For an informal discussion please contact Professor Paula Reavey, Professor of Psychology ([email protected]: 0207 815 6177)

To apply, please use this link

Research Associate in memory and forensic mental health, London South Bank University and the University of Leicester

We are seeking an experienced Research Associate (Grade 6, Spine Point 28) to support the research project ‘Travelling memories: experiences of memory use in a forensic secure mental health setting’ which is being funded by St Andrew’s Healthcare, and led by Professor Paula Reavey (LSBU) and Professor Steven Brown (University of Leicester). This exciting project will use visual qualitative methods to explore how forensic mental health service users make use of memory in relation to ongoing experiences of distress, and planning for future discharge.

This is a demanding role, which will require a range of qualitative research skills, including literature reviewing, transcription and experiential qualitative analysis. You will be required to interview participants, lead recruitment and liaise with the NHS Trust staff. You will also be required to help prepare material for dissemination, and there will be the opportunity for co-authorship.

The post-holder will need to hold a degree level or higher, qualification in Psychology or related social sciences. The post-holder will need excellent research and interpersonal skills, including a track-record of using qualitative research methods, and of reviewing academic literature. The post-holder will be proactive and have the ability to work flexibly and independently (under supervision) to prioritise busy workloads and manage multiple tasks. Ideally, the candidate will have existing experience of working in clinical settings.

This is a fixed term, full-time post for 12 months, and will involve travel between UK St Andrew’s sites.

Applications close 5th July 2017. For an informal discussion please contact Professor Paula Reavey, Professor of Psychology: [email protected].ac.uk

To apply, please use this link

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