Research Fellow - Centre for Clinical & Community Applications of Health Psychology

United Kingdom
Oct 11, 2018
Oct 30, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
We are seeking to appoint a talented researcher with a background in psychology and/or qualitative research to join the Pain Research Lab, in the School of Psychology at the University of Southampton.

The role will involve facilitating the smooth running of PARAMOUNT, a study aiming to develop a pain management educational tool for carers and healthcare professionals of infants, children and young people in out of hospital settings at the End-of-Life. PARAMOUNT is funded by Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital Charity and Sparks and is a collaborative project led by Southampton with colleagues in London, Oxford, Liverpool and Loughborough.  

The work will be carried out under the supervision of Professor Christina Liossi and will involve: intervention planning through qualitative interviews and literature reviews (quantitative and qualitative synthesis, intervention component analysis) and behavioural analysis (using the behaviour change wheel); intervention design, specifically writing guiding principles and logic models, intervention development, i.e., developing content and building a prototype; and qualitative evaluation of the prototype. 

The applicant will be based in Southampton, but will visit for data collection at participating clinical centres i.e., Great Ormond Street Hospital, Alder Hey Hospital, Helen House Hospice, and Rainbows Hospice.

Applicants should have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in health psychology or a closely related discipline. Demonstrated ability to work independently and efficiently in a research context, and excellent written English skills with meticulous attention to detail are required.

Please note, DBS clearance is required for this role.

The position is available from 1st December 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, and is for a 2 year fixed term contract.

Potential applicants who would like to discuss the posts are welcome to contact Professor Christina Liossi, email:, Tel: 02380 24645.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Geraldine Lewis (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3462. Please quote reference 1066518JW on all correspondence.

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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