Research Fellow

Glasgow Caledonian University

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Full-time 1.0FTE/Fixed term 24 months opportunity


Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant multi-cultural modern university in the centre of Glasgow and is placed amongst the top 150 modern Universities in the world (THE, 2017). The sexual health and blood born virus research group is a world leading interdisciplinary research group led by Professor Claudia Estcourt and with funding received from NIHR, CSO, and Leading charities. Current studies are informing national and international guidelines and standards in STI & HIV testing and management.


The current post offers a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to join the research group and contribute to the cutting edge development of Scottish, UK and European policy regarding HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The main purpose of the role is to deliver high quality research on a Chief Scientist Office funded project “Optimising services for people at highest risk of HIV: developing best practice in delivering HIV PrEP through evaluation of early implementation across Scotland”. This entails organising and conducting focus groups, one to one interviews and synthesis of the findings with routine monitoring data across Scotland. Analysis will focus on integrating various models from implementation and wider behavioural science.


The successful candidate will have:


A PhD (or equivalent) in health psychology, medical sociology, nursing, public health, implementation science or related disciplines Excellent skills and demonstrable experience in qualitative research methods, especially Framework Analysis Experience of using analytic frameworks such as the Behaviour Change Wheel and Normalisation Process Theory, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Ability to write for scientific publication in high quality journals Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills, with ability to adapt style to suit different individuals and situations


Further details on this post are available by contacting Paul Flowers, Professor of Public Health Psychology at or on 0141 331 8617.


Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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