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Research Associate (Fixed Term, Part-Time)
Ref. 50047965

Salary: £34,422 - £39,143 pro-rata p.a. (Incl. LWA) FTE

Department: Psychology

Location: Central London


We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate to join our research team in evaluating a yoga intervention, using mixed methods methodology. West London CCG has commissioned a pilot yoga social prescribing service for its patients, which is the first of its kind in the country.
Social prescribing is a means of enabling primary healthcare professionals to refer patients to a range of non-clinical, community services. This exciting two day a week role will involve analysing the quantitative patient outcome data with baseline, post-programme and follow-up questionnaires. In addition, the postholder will conduct face-to-face interviews and help with focus groups with patients and key stakeholders, to assess the acceptability, feasibility and outcomes of the service. Duties of the postholder will include conducting a literature reiew, qualitative data collection, analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, management of project data, and preparation of reports on findings.

Candidates should have a good honours degree and preferably a post-graduate degree in Psychology or cognate discipline relevant to project focus. Candidates will have experience in both qualitative and quantitative methods. Good communication and organisational skills are essential.  

The successful candidate will work with Dr Tina Cartwright and Dr Anna Cheshire and be based in the Department of Psychology, in the Faculty of Science and Technology. The Department comprises over 40 academic staff and researchers, 2 technicians and a diverse, multicultural student population. There is a supportive research culture, with regular research seminars and an annual research forum. 

Job Reference Number: 50047965

Closing Date: 30 May 2018

Interviews are likely to be held on: 18 June 2018

Administrative contact (for queries only): Recruitment@westminster.ac.uk

Please note: We are unable to accept any applications by email. All applications must be made online. CVs in isolation or incomplete application forms will also not be accepted.  

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