University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Green Social Prescribing)

United Kingdom

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Salary will be £41,732 up to £44,263 (pro rata) on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.


This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Green Social Prescribing)

Job description

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

This Defra funded, part time (0.4FTE) post is available from 1st April 2024 to 31st March 2025.

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus (Penryn) and some from home.

The post

Based at our Penryn campus, the successful applicant will participate in crucial preparatory and feasibility work to design a future evaluation of a complex intervention – Green Social Prescribing. You will work closely with colleagues at the University of Exeter and University of Plymouth, as well as key stakeholders including those at Defra, the National Academy of Social Prescribing and NHSC, to articulate the needs and challenges around designing research to establish the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, together with a process evaluation, of Green Social Prescribing. A key output of this work will be a protocol for a definitive experimental trial, process evaluation, and assessment of cost effectiveness/utility.

You will:

  • organise and facilitate stakeholder engagement events online and/or in person in order to understand the key priorities and questions for future research
  • use existing data to develop a populated pathway map of movement of participants through existing green social prescribing pathways
  • organise, conduct and analyse interviews with key stakeholder groups
  • use The PRagmatic-Explanatory Continuum Indicator Summary 2 (PRECIS-2) tool to support trial design decisions (Loudon et al. 2015)
  • About you

    You will:

  • possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study
  • be a nationally recognised authority in a relevant subject
  • possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies
  • be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required
  • be able to consider the factors associated with assessing complex interventions and to facilitate workshops with a range of stakeholders, as well as conducting and analysing qualitative interviews
  • be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals
  • be able to identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds
  • be able to make presentations at conferences and other events
  • Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

    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 26wks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6wks full pay), and a Fertility Treatment Policy

  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Cornwall

  • The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

    Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and 47% is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

    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. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world.

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

    Further information

    For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Ruth Garside, [email protected].

    Job details


    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Green Social Prescribing)


    University of Exeter


    United Kingdom


    February 08, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 21, 2024

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    Anthropology,Biology,Geosciences,Mathematics,Medicine,Physics,Psychology,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Exeter is a public university that focuses on research. It was established in the year 1955. In 1851, it was first formed as Schools of Science and Art. In 1900, its name was then changed to the Royal Albert Memorial College which later converted into a university college of the southwest in the year 1922. And finally, it received its authorization in 1955 as the University of Exeter.

    The university is a part of the Russell Group which contains the top research-intensive universities of United Kingdom and has a total of 3 campuses. Out of all 3, Streatham is the largest campus by area as it contains most of the university's executive buildings.

    Also, it is considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the nation. Moreover, the Penryn campus is associated with Falmouth University as per a combined initiative.

    The University has more than 25,263 student population who are coming from over 130 different nations. The university organizes its educational and administrative departments into 6 scholastic colleges. There are many research centres and institutes inside the campus. There are more than 200 student societies including creative writing, theatre club, Socialist Students societies, Poker Society and Conservative Future society. The university maintains an athletic union which is responsible for organizing and administrating all the sports activities fairly and actively. The union governs more than 50 sports clubs which have around 5,000 students.

    The university has a great alumni base and actively connects with more than 125,000 alumni in 183 countries across the world. The graduates have been working in different fields. From globally known business leaders and lawyers to inspiring leaders and teachers to highly praised members of the press and artists, this university has proudly touched the lives of its alumni. Some of the much-known alumni of the university are J.K. Rowling (author- famous for Harry Potter series), Ameenah Gurib (Mauritius's 6th President) and Abdullah Gül (Turkey's 11th President).

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