Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Environment-Health Decision Making

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 14 Dec 2022

This 0.6%FTE post is available at our Truro Campus on a fixed term basis from 01/12/2022 until 30/09/2026.

The post

You will play a key role within the University of Exeter research team investigating how Urban Green- and Blue-Space (UGBS) can deliver equitable health benefits as part of the Prevention Research Partnership funded ‘Groundswell’ project. We will focus on the role of different forms of UGBS decision-making and policy, asking who is involved (or not), what processes and tools are used, and how we can make UGBS interventions more inclusive and robust to unintended consequences. The successful candidate will join a friendly team at Exeter’s European Centre for Environment and Human Health in Cornwall, working closely with leading academics at Liverpool, Queens Belfast, Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as with a wide variety of stakeholders from National and Local government, 3rd  sector, and communities.

About you  

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a field of study relevant to the research project, with demonstrable experience and sufficient specialist knowledge in public health, planning and/or environment-related policy and decision making to contribute to the Groundswell programme. Applicants will have experience or knowledge of research methodologies such as realist evaluation, qualitative comparative analysis, or other related methods used to understand complex systems. The successful applicant will be able to work collaboratively, and may, depending on experience, be required to supervise the work of others.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to  Please quote reference number R81829 in any correspondence.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave  (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. 

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

For further information contact Dr Becca Lovell, e-mail .

The closing date for completed applications is 14/12/2022. Interviews are expected to take place in December or January.

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