Vacancy: Research Associate post (Newcastle)

We are seeking a Research Associate experienced in ethnography and health research to join a multi-disciplinary team of researchers based at Newcastle University.  The post involves an ethnography of a social prescribing intervention.  Funded by the National Institute of Health Research, this mixed methods study, led by Dr Suzanne Moffatt, aims to evaluate the impact and costs of Ways to Wellness, a community-based Link Worker social prescribing intervention on the health and health care utilisation of adults aged 40-74 with type 2 diabetes, living in a multi-ethnic area of high socio-economic deprivation in Newcastle’s West End.  The ethnography, led by Dr Tessa Pollard at Durham University, is one of four work packages and will comprise observational research at multiple sites to describe how participants engage, leave and remain with the intervention; whether and how the intervention impacts on health and wellbeing and on family, friendships and community networks.  This post is available full time for 14 months, or part time (min 60%) with a longer contract duration.

Fixed-term appointment, 14 months full time, commencing as soon as possible.

Interviews to be held on 18 September 2018.

For informal inquiries, please contact Dr Suzanne Moffatt ( Dr Tessa Pollard ( or Dr Josephine Wildman (

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