University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Research Associate in British Academy Projec

Research Associate in British Academy Project

Ref. 50069173

Salary £39,236 per annum (Incl. LWA)

Department/School Westminster Business School

Location Marylebone Road, London

This post is full time, 35 hours per week and is fixed term until 30 September 2024.

The research associate will be part of a research project funded by the British Academy which aims to develop a digital technology resilience (DigiRES) framework for future pandemics based on the lessons learned from how citizens in the G7 countries interacted with digital technologies deployed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is being carried out in the G7, or the International Group of Seven, consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The project will directly benefit the governments of the G7 countries by providing a framework to support the citizens in building resilience through effective utilisation of digital technologies in future pandemics.

Project webpage: https: // www. technologies-resilience-framework-for-pandemics-lessons-learned-from-covid-19/

The research associate will mainly assist the research team in conducting a literature review and collecting/analysing qualitative and quantitative data. The research associate will also assist in writing reports and research papers. As the post is part of a research project funded by the British Academy, the appointment would be on the first point on the salary scale.

The successful candidate should have a degree, good knowledge of mixed-methods research and excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

We are open to hybrid mode working, but the postholder will be expected to attend meetings on campus when required.

To apply for this vacancy please click above. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through link below.

At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders.

We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

The University has adopted Smart Working principles to support and further our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion aims of being an inclusive, collaborative and flexible employer. Further details of Smart Working can be discussed at interview stage.

Closing date: midnight on 22 May 2024

Interviews are likely to be held on: w/c 27 May 2024

Administrative contact (for queries only):[email protected]


Job details


Research Associate in British Academy Projec


University of Westminster


United Kingdom


May 09, 2024

Application deadline

May 22, 2024

Job type



Arts and Culture,Computer Science,Social Science

About the employer

The University of Westminster was founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institute. It is one of the oldest educational institutions in Britain. The university received a Royal character and was named University of Westminster in 1992. The current Chancellor is Lady Frances Sorrell and Vice-chancellor Dr Peter Bonfield OBE. Its main campus is located in Regent Street in Central London. It has three other campuses located in Fitzrovia, Harrow and Marylebone. It is a member of various associations like the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Association of MBAs, EQUIS, EFMD, Universities UK and European University Association. The University of Westminster is divided into three colleges, twelve schools and 65 departments & research centres. The university has 180 UG courses, 231 PG courses and 99 professional & short courses, which include full-time, part-time & open/distance learning courses. The university received £22 million from grants, contracts and research grants.

Departments: There are three major streams with over 65 different departments. The major departments in the University of Westminster are:

Science: College of Design, School of Computer Science, Creative and Digital Industries, School of Architecture, Computer Science and Engineering.

Arts: Humanities, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Law School, Westminster School of Arts & Westminster School of Media and Communication.

Commerce: Applied Management, Management and Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Organisations, Economy & Society.

Some of the famous alumni of the university include Sir Thomas Bennett (architecture), Fougasse (editor) and John Ryan (animator), famous authors like Mary Jo Bang and David Gascoyne, businessmen like Sinclair Beecham, Julian Metcalfe and Robert Bellinger, famous entertainers like Charlie Brooker, Asif Kaoadia and Tej Lalvani. Some famous faculty members of the university include Sir George Cayley, father of aeronautical engineering, Charles Algernon Parsons, engineer and inventor of steam turbine and Tom Ang, BBC presenter. Chantal Mouffe (political theorist), Ezra Pound (prominent modernist figure in poetry) and Jean Seaton (professor of media history and historian of the BBC).

The university hostels have 1750 rooms with six halls of residence. The university also helps students to find private residences if they are unable to find a residence in hostels. The university's transport connects all residences to the university. There are various scholarships available for the students, although the University of Westminster does not provide these scholarships. Some of the major scholarships are Brittan Scholarship, Brian Large Bursary Fund, and Westheimer Health and Social Care Scholarship.

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