Qualitative Senior Research Fellow

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Southampton, ENGLAND
Deadline: 11 Dec 2023

Population Sciences


Southampton General Hospital


£44,263 to £56,021 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 31/10/2024

Closing Date:  

Monday 11 December 2023

Interview Date:  

To be confirmed



An exciting opportunity for a qualitative social scientist to work on a Global Health research programme in the School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education, within the Faculty of Medicine, based at Southampton General Hospital with hybrid working.  

The position is funded by the National Institute of Health Research through a Global Health Professorship awarded to Professor Nuala McGrath. The CHERISH programme focuses on couples’ health in sub-Saharan Africa, and is a partnership between the University of Southampton and two South African institutions: Human Sciences Research Council and University of Cape Town. 

CHERISH designs and evaluates interventions for couples affected by HIV, diabetes and other health conditions. You will conduct new analyses of existing HIV-related and diabetes-related data from qualitative interviews conducted in South Africa and conduct scoping reviews of the literature on existing couples-focused intervention research in other health conditions and health behaviours in couples. . Your contributions will be recognised through authorship on publications, including as first author where appropriate. 

Depending on experience the position will be appointed at Senior Research Fellow grade, Level 5 - £44,263- £56,021 per annum. This is Full-Time Fixed Term post with an end date of 31st October 2024.

Essential Skills 

  • A PhD in a relevant subject (health psychology or a closely related social science discipline that has included training in health behaviour change)
  • Substantial demonstrated experience of qualitative analysis
  • Experience in Global Health research
  • A track record of peer-reviewed publication as first author
  • Ability to work with others in a collegiate and collaborative international interdisciplinary environment

Experience of working in intervention development with the behaviour change wheel and / or Person-Based approach is highly desirable .

Interviews will be held by Zoom / Teams soon after the closure date. The position is tenable as soon as possible. Informal inquiries may be made to Prof. Nuala McGrath via email: [email protected] 

Please can all applicants submit a CV with their application.

Further details:

We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial backgrounds, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated on the job. 

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