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Research Associate – Citizenship Model: Hearing New Voices Through Research

University of Worcester – Directors of Research & Knowledge

Location: St John’s Campus
Salary: £28,929 to £35,308 per annum pro rata
Post Type: Part Time
Hours per Week: 30
Contract Type:Fixed Term – 12 Months
Advertised On: Wednesday 05 April 2023
Closing Date: Wednesday 10 May 2023
Interview Date: Thursday 01 June 2023
Reference: RES2302

Overview of the post

The College of Health and Sciences, University of Worcester, is seeking a research associate to support an exciting new research project to work with academics and key stakeholders from the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Integrated Care System.  The project seeks to develop a Citizenship Model approach to understand research engagement amongst those considered to be under-served and seldom heard by researchers.

This place-based research project will be located initially within Herefordshire, but there may be opportunities to extend the work further across the region.  The post-holder will work closely with the project team and identified stakeholders to finalise the project plans.  They will then play a vital role in supporting project delivery.   Given the coproduced nature of this research, and the primary importance of engagement with Herefordshire residents, we are looking for someone who brings experience of conducting project work with members of the public, patients, carers, or family members.   

There will be a range of researcher development available to the successful post holder, who will work under the supervision of two project leads.  

From 1 August 2023, the salary range for this role will increase to £29,605 – £36,023, with the opportunity to progress to £39,348. 

Informal queries in relation to this post are welcome, and should be directed to Professor Eleanor Bradley (College Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange, Health and Sciences; Professor of Health Psychology) via email at

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