Fellowship Opportunity: Fellowship in Gender and Social Justice

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Manchester, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 May 2024

The GBV Research team conducts leading research globally and influences national and international policies. This opportunity is to work in an established, exciting, and vibrant team situated within the School of Nursing and Public Health . The team is multi-disciplinary and adopts creative methodologies whilst embracing co-production with people who have lived experience, with a strong focus on intersectionality.

Our policy and academic influence is widespread, as these examples indicate. We worked with the Domestic Abuse Commissioner to produce recommendations for the Domestic Abuse Oversight Mechanism. Work by our team has seen the recognition of Smart Practice, informing the National Police Chief’s Council Homicide Prevention Framework. We recently completed an innovative study, in partnership with Durham University and University of Birmingham, aimed at understanding sexual violence in higher education, particularly among minoritised groups.  Our three-year ERSC HALT project included outputs focusing on minoritised victims and perpetrators. An ongoing study focuses on Analysis of Child Practice Reviews. Internationally, we have partners throughout Africa, with recent focus on education for women from the lowest economic backgrounds in South Africa.

About the role:  

  • To undertake world-leading and internationally excellent research using latest and innovative methodologies, as relevant in your area of research. 
  • To prepare, present and publish research outputs through the appropriate forums. 
  • To develop ideas for generating income to ensure the continued success and growth of research portfolio.  
  • To disseminate findings of research widely to further the institution’s standing in the HE and research community and strengthen the impact of the research.

About the candidate: 

We are seeking applications from experienced researchers looking to develop their own body of work in the broad area of Gender-based Violence. You must have a doctoral-level qualification in a relevant social science discipline, including areas such as Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Youth Studies, Politics, Health, Social Policy and Education.  As our work is centred on real world impact, we are keen to hear from those with practice and/or policy impact in their field.


  • Doctoral level qualification in a related research area. 
  • Possess breadth or depth of specialist knowledge and demonstrate potential for research independence.
  • Excellent track record of relevant research outputs. 
  • Significant research experience in the chosen field of research, which should include where appropriate: 
    • leading the work of a team, co-ordinating effort and resources to meet objectives 
    • developing partnerships with internal and external agencies 
    • preparing funding proposals and applications to external bodies 
    • using initiative, creativity and judgement to develop appropriate approaches to research 
    • synthesising complex data from different sources and communicating findings via written reports and articles 
    • presenting at national and/or international research meetings 
    • supervising student work and providing appropriate support and feedback. 
  • Experience of managing and monitoring performance of research projects in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to manage projects involving academic institutions and funding bodies. 

Please refer to the Job Description & Person Specification for a full list of essential & desirable criteria. 

Academic Contact: : Prof Michelle McManus ([email protected] ) to discuss the fellowship opportunity in detail. 

Closing Date: 29 May 2024 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on [email protected]   

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