Vacancy: Research Assistant/Associate, Newcastle University

Working with Newcastle Local Authority public health team, Blue Stone Consortium, Fuse, the Centre for Translational research in Public Health and Newcastle University the researcher will work across the Local Authorities, Third Sector and community organisations to coordinate and undertake co-produced evaluations of the specific projects developed across the four localities of Well Newcastle Gateshead which aim to improve wellbeing and health through arts-based initiatives.  The delivery will be through the Third Sector organisation Blue Stone Consortium 

The work will also constitute a workstream (WP3) of a separately funded and approved Health Foundation project: Developing Local Authority Champions of Research (LACoR) through an embedded research culture: a Proof of Concept project.   

We are seeking a candidate with a PhD or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience in a relevant subject to public health and expertise in evidence-informed public health practice and policy development, in particular embedded research/knowledge exchange.  Experience in engaging with key non-academic stakeholders such as policy makers, is essential.  

Full Time.  Open to job share opportunity
Fixed Term for 12 months in the first instance  

Closing date for applications is 30th June 2019.

Details can be found here 

Further information can be obtained by contacting Laura Ritson (    

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