University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Research Fellow (Healthy Ageing Impact)

United Kingdom

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Research Fellow (Healthy Ageing Impact) Apply Post Details

Full time Fixed term for up to 12 months

The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 26 February 2024. Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 06 March 2024.

There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK.

For the purposes of sponsorship, the post may be eligible for sponsorship depending on candidate circumstances under SOC code 2119.

The University of Stirling recognises that a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers and welcome applications from those who would contribute to further diversification of our staff and ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is woven into the substance of the role. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender, identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity.

The Post

We are seeking a Research Fellow with a particular focus on research impact to join the Heathy Ageing team with a specific focus on DesHCA (Designing Homes for Healthy Cognitive Ageing) – a critical enabling project within the University's Healthy Ageing Innovation Programme.

As the DeSHCA project moves into its legacy phase, the team has worked with Research, Innovation and Business Engagement (RIBE) directorate to develop a roadmap that explains how we build out from the successes of the UKRI funded DesHCA project and University's Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) services into delivery of the Healthy Ageing and Intergenerational Living programme. This programme aims to make a lasting and positive impact on people's lives as they age.

The team

The PI for DesHCA and lead for the impact project is Professor Alison Bowes.

Members of the DesHCA research team include:

  • Professor Alasdair Rutherford
  • Dr Alison Dawson
  • Dr Cate Pemble
  • Professor Fiona Copland (now at Warwick)
  • Dr Grant Gibson
  • Dr JunJie Huang
  • Lesley Palmer
  • Dr Martin Quirke
  • Dr Lisa Davison
  • Dr Melanie Lovatt
  • Dr Vikki McCall
  • Dr Mary Njoki
  • Dr Sadhana Jagganath
  • Two community researchers
  • The Research Fellow will work with a Project Manager and the wider Research and Innovation professional services team.

    In your covering letter, you should indicate clearly how you meet the essential and (if applicable) desirable criteria.

    Please see attached for full details on the post.

    Description of Duties

    This project aligns to the primary aims of Stirling's Impact Accelerator Account which is to support the commercialisation of social science research and to introduce Mission Oriented Research as part of the wider ambition to transform the University's research culture.

    The successful applicant will:

  • Work with academic and professional services colleagues, the Research Fellow will work as part of a project team to deliver the roadmap that translates the research outcomes from the University's Healthy Ageing programme into adoption at scale by industry, local authorities, policy bodies, third sector and community organisations
  • Assist with networking activities, advocacy, events, communications (including web content and social media) and in drawing lessons from the activity that support learning for the wider research and enterprise communities
  • As part of a wider team, help develop research and knowledge exchange objectives and proposals for the Demonstrator project
  • As part of the Demonstrator team, conduct any additional background research that may be needed
  • Assist with identifying sources of partnership funding and contribute to proposals to secure this
  • Work to ensure the lessons of the Demonstrator project are widely disseminated
  • Deliver presentations at conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events and engage in additional impact and knowledge exchange activities
  • Continually update knowledge, skills and understanding in field or specialism
  • Essential Criteria
  • Hold a PhD in a relevant discipline (where no formal qualification is held, additional relevant experience is required)
  • Experience of knowledge exchange, impact work and commercialisation of social science research, taking research findings into real world application
  • Experience of using research outcomes to influence policy within local and national governments
  • Knowledge and understanding of current research impact agendas, including Mission Oriented Research - responding to societal challenges through delivery of outcome-oriented solutions
  • Experience of planning incubation events to bring together researchers with industry, public sector and third sector professionals
  • Experience of successfully conducting high quality applied research both independently and collaboratively within strict timescales
  • Excellent collaboration skills with a diverse range of research partners and stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills including experience of writing/contributing to publications, presentation and social media skills
  • Experience of writing for academic publication
  • Active interest in and understanding of population ageing and/or home design
  • Understanding of and commitment to co-productive working
  • Desirable Criteria
  • Experience of working with older people
  • Experience of co-production approaches in delivering research impact
  • A record of high-quality publications
  • Experience of developing strategic partnerships with public and private sector organisations, including securing financial, expertise, resource investment to support research impact and outcomes
  • Behaviours and Competencies

    The role holder will be required to evidence that they can meet the qualities associated with the following behavioural competencies, as detailed within the AUA Competency Framework.

  • Managing self and personal skills Being aware of your own behaviour and mindful of how it impacts on others, enhancing personal skills to adapt professional practice accordingly.

  • Delivering excellent service Providing the best quality service to external and internal clients. Building genuine and open long-term relationships in order to drive up service standards.

  • Finding solutions Taking a holistic view and working enthusiastically to analyse problems and to develop workable solutions. Identifying opportunities for innovation.

  • Embracing change Being open to and engaging with new ideas and ways of working. Adjusting to unfamiliar situations, shifting demands and changing roles.

  • Using resources effectively Identifying and making the most productive use of resources including people, time, information, networks and budgets.

  • Engaging with the wider context Enhancing your contribution to the organisation through an understanding of the bigger picture and showing commitment to organisational values.

  • Developing self and others Showing commitment to own ongoing professional development. Supporting and encouraging others to develop their professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to reach their full potential.

  • Working together Working collaboratively with others in order to achieve objectives. Recognising and valuing the different contributions people bring to this process.

  • Achieving Results Consistently meeting agreed objectives and success criteria. Taking personal responsibility for getting things done.

  • The University

    The University of Stirling is committed to providing education with a purpose and carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions, and helping to shape society. Stirling is 4th in Scotland and 43rd in the UK for research impact, with 87% of its research having an outstanding or very considerable impact on society – and more than 80% rated either world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

    The University of Stirling is ranked among the top 30 UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey) and top 30 in the UK for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey), and has an overall five-star rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

    More than 17,000 students study with the University of Stirling globally, with over 140 nationalities represented on its scenic central Scotland campus alone. The University – also home to 1,700 staff – is ranked first in the UK and top three in the world for its campus environment (International Student Barometer 2022, wave two). Ranked first in the UK and top five in the world for its sports facilities (International Student Barometer 2022, wave two), Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence. Its world-class facilities provide the perfect training environment for the University's sports scholars – many of whom compete at the highest level, including at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games – and for students, staff, and the wider community.

    The University has twice been recognised with a Queen's Anniversary Prize – the first for its Institute for Social Marketing and Health (2014) and the second for its Institute of Aquaculture (2019).

    The University is a signatory to the £214 million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal and a central partner of the Forth Valley University College Health Partnership. www. stir.ac.uk @stiruni

    Available documents
  • JD Research Fellow (Healthy Ageing Impact) FAC01911.docx
  • Job number

    FAC01911

    Contract Type

    Fixed Term Contract

    Posting End Date

    26-Feb-2024

    Location:

    Stirling Campus

    Grade

    Grade7 £37,099-£44,263 p.a.

    Faculty/Service

    Faculty of Social Sciences Post Details

    Full time Fixed term for up to 12 months

    The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 26 February 2024. Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 06 March 2024.

    There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK.

    For the purposes of sponsorship, the post may be eligible for sponsorship depending on candidate circumstances under SOC code 2119.

    The University of Stirling recognises that a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers and welcome applications from those who would contribute to further diversification of our staff and ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is woven into the substance of the role. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender, identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity.

    The Post

    We are seeking a Research Fellow with a particular focus on research impact to join the Heathy Ageing team with a specific focus on DesHCA (Designing Homes for Healthy Cognitive Ageing) – a critical enabling project within the University's Healthy Ageing Innovation Programme.

    As the DeSHCA project moves into its legacy phase, the team has worked with Research, Innovation and Business Engagement (RIBE) directorate to develop a roadmap that explains how we build out from the successes of the UKRI funded DesHCA project and University's Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) services into delivery of the Healthy Ageing and Intergenerational Living programme. This programme aims to make a lasting and positive impact on people's lives as they age.

    The team

    The PI for DesHCA and lead for the impact project is Professor Alison Bowes.

    Members of the DesHCA research team include:

  • Professor Alasdair Rutherford
  • Dr Alison Dawson
  • Dr Cate Pemble
  • Professor Fiona Copland (now at Warwick)
  • Dr Grant Gibson
  • Dr JunJie Huang
  • Lesley Palmer
  • Dr Martin Quirke
  • Dr Lisa Davison
  • Dr Melanie Lovatt
  • Dr Vikki McCall
  • Dr Mary Njoki
  • Dr Sadhana Jagganath
  • Two community researchers
  • The Research Fellow will work with a Project Manager and the wider Research and Innovation professional services team.

    In your covering letter, you should indicate clearly how you meet the essential and (if applicable) desirable criteria.

    Please see attached for full details on the post.

    Description of Duties

    This project aligns to the primary aims of Stirling's Impact Accelerator Account which is to support the commercialisation of social science research and to introduce Mission Oriented Research as part of the wider ambition to transform the University's research culture.

    The successful applicant will:

  • Work with academic and professional services colleagues, the Research Fellow will work as part of a project team to deliver the roadmap that translates the research outcomes from the University's Healthy Ageing programme into adoption at scale by industry, local authorities, policy bodies, third sector and community organisations
  • Assist with networking activities, advocacy, events, communications (including web content and social media) and in drawing lessons from the activity that support learning for the wider research and enterprise communities
  • As part of a wider team, help develop research and knowledge exchange objectives and proposals for the Demonstrator project
  • As part of the Demonstrator team, conduct any additional background research that may be needed
  • Assist with identifying sources of partnership funding and contribute to proposals to secure this
  • Work to ensure the lessons of the Demonstrator project are widely disseminated
  • Deliver presentations at conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events and engage in additional impact and knowledge exchange activities
  • Continually update knowledge, skills and understanding in field or specialism
  • Essential Criteria
  • Hold a PhD in a relevant discipline (where no formal qualification is held, additional relevant experience is required)
  • Experience of knowledge exchange, impact work and commercialisation of social science research, taking research findings into real world application
  • Experience of using research outcomes to influence policy within local and national governments
  • Knowledge and understanding of current research impact agendas, including Mission Oriented Research - responding to societal challenges through delivery of outcome-oriented solutions
  • Experience of planning incubation events to bring together researchers with industry, public sector and third sector professionals
  • Experience of successfully conducting high quality applied research both independently and collaboratively within strict timescales
  • Excellent collaboration skills with a diverse range of research partners and stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills including experience of writing/contributing to publications, presentation and social media skills
  • Experience of writing for academic publication
  • Active interest in and understanding of population ageing and/or home design
  • Understanding of and commitment to co-productive working
  • Desirable Criteria
  • Experience of working with older people
  • Experience of co-production approaches in delivering research impact
  • A record of high-quality publications
  • Experience of developing strategic partnerships with public and private sector organisations, including securing financial, expertise, resource investment to support research impact and outcomes
  • Behaviours and Competencies

    The role holder will be required to evidence that they can meet the qualities associated with the following behavioural competencies, as detailed within the AUA Competency Framework.

  • Managing self and personal skills Being aware of your own behaviour and mindful of how it impacts on others, enhancing personal skills to adapt professional practice accordingly.

  • Delivering excellent service Providing the best quality service to external and internal clients. Building genuine and open long-term relationships in order to drive up service standards.

  • Finding solutions Taking a holistic view and working enthusiastically to analyse problems and to develop workable solutions. Identifying opportunities for innovation.

  • Embracing change Being open to and engaging with new ideas and ways of working. Adjusting to unfamiliar situations, shifting demands and changing roles.

  • Using resources effectively Identifying and making the most productive use of resources including people, time, information, networks and budgets.

  • Engaging with the wider context Enhancing your contribution to the organisation through an understanding of the bigger picture and showing commitment to organisational values.

  • Developing self and others Showing commitment to own ongoing professional development. Supporting and encouraging others to develop their professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to reach their full potential.

  • Working together Working collaboratively with others in order to achieve objectives. Recognising and valuing the different contributions people bring to this process.

  • Achieving Results Consistently meeting agreed objectives and success criteria. Taking personal responsibility for getting things done.

  • The University

    The University of Stirling is committed to providing education with a purpose and carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions, and helping to shape society. Stirling is 4th in Scotland and 43rd in the UK for research impact, with 87% of its research having an outstanding or very considerable impact on society – and more than 80% rated either world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

    The University of Stirling is ranked among the top 30 UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey) and top 30 in the UK for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey), and has an overall five-star rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

    More than 17,000 students study with the University of Stirling globally, with over 140 nationalities represented on its scenic central Scotland campus alone. The University – also home to 1,700 staff – is ranked first in the UK and top three in the world for its campus environment (International Student Barometer 2022, wave two). Ranked first in the UK and top five in the world for its sports facilities (International Student Barometer 2022, wave two), Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence. Its world-class facilities provide the perfect training environment for the University's sports scholars – many of whom compete at the highest level, including at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games – and for students, staff, and the wider community.

    The University has twice been recognised with a Queen's Anniversary Prize – the first for its Institute for Social Marketing and Health (2014) and the second for its Institute of Aquaculture (2019).

    The University is a signatory to the £214 million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal and a central partner of the Forth Valley University College Health Partnership. www. stir.ac.uk @stiruni

    Available documents
  • JD Research Fellow (Healthy Ageing Impact) FAC01911.docx
  • Job details

    Title

    Research Fellow (Healthy Ageing Impact)

    Employer

    University of Stirling

    Location

    United Kingdom

    Published

    February 08, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 26, 2024

    Job type

    Administration/Managerment,Postdoc

    Field

    Business and Economics,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Stirling, established in 1967 through a royal charter, is a reputable public university in Stirling, Scotland. Lord Lionel Robbins, an acclaimed economist, was the university's first chancellor. Students can pursue both bachelor’s and master’s level programmes at the university's five faculties. The programmes cover diverse areas of education like accountancy, biology, business, computer science, creative writing, media, and politics. The university received accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and is affiliated to the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). Notably, the university received five stars (the highest rating) in the university rankings given by QS World under five categories, including employability, teaching, inclusiveness, facilities, and internationalization, in 2016. It was also amongst the twenty institutes that were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2014. Further, The Which University Student Survey recognised the university for its credible sports programmes in 2018.

    Moreover, the university's campus was recognised as the best in the United Kingdom by the International Student Barometer in 2016. Notably, the campus is constructed on the historic site of Airthrey Estate and features state-of-the-art infrastructure. The institute includes various facilities, such as a cinema hall, theatre, bank, pharmacy, supermarket, and library (featuring over 500,000 volumes and 9,000 journals), for the convenience of students. One can dine at various restaurants, cafeterias, and bars on the campus. In addition, the on-campus accommodation includes 2, 000 rooms and townhouses. The university also maintains a sports hall, swimming pool, courts, tracks, and pitches to facilitate sports like squash, tennis, golf, hockey, football and rugby. Around 20% of the university's total students are from foreign countries and represent over 120 nationalities. It also enables its students to experience global educational practices through its collaboration with more than 70 international universities.

    Overall, the university includes around 14,000 students, which include 10,300 undergraduate and 3,700 postgraduate students. It also employs over 1,500 members of staff. Renowned organisations like FDM Group, Contract Scotland, North Cumbria NHS, and Scottish Water participate in the placement process on the campus. The university has a host of successful alumni to its credit. Some notable names include Craig Benson - a swimmer and an Olympian, Muffy Calder - former Chief Scientific Advisor to the Scottish Government (2012-15), Alison Jane Brittain - the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Whitbread, and Neil Brailsford - a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland.

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