Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Research Fellow: Public and Community Involvement & Engagement in Digital Health Innovation

Research Fellow: Public and Community Involvement & Engagement in Digital Health Innovation

College of Health Wellbeing&Life; Science Academic Grade 7 - £38,205 to £42,978 per annum, dependent on experience

The Role

In collaboration with The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University will be hosting an EPSRC Digital Health Hub at the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC). We are seeking a Research Fellow to help design and deliver an ambitious work package that puts patient, public and community involvement at the heart of digital health innovation.

You will manage and extend patient, public and community involvement in digital health research and innovation, with a particular focus on designing, delivering, and evaluating inclusive, meaningful, and innovative public involvement across the multi-partner South Yorkshire Digital Health Hub.

You will work under the guidance of the work package lead, Professor George Peat, in collaboration with the Hub Managers and Training Lead, liaising with Hub team members, community organisations, members of the public, and other stakeholders.

You will have experience of involving patients, service users, or members of the public in research projects, have excellent communication skills, be able to work with a diverse range of organisations and individuals, and be passionate about public involvement in research and innovation.

The key responsibilities for this role are:

• Contributing to the delivery of deliberative forums with members of the public

• Networking and communication to maintain and grow the Hub's Public Partner Network

• Facilitating public contributions to digital health innovation training materials

• Conducting evidence synthesis and written reports and articles

• Co-ordinating public contributions and engagement in annual Hub dissemination/networking events

The Team

The Digital Health Hub is an EPSRC funded 3-year programme delivered by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.

The aim is to bring together patients of all ages, community groups, engineers, computer

scientists, clinicians, health and social care providers, designers, behavioural scientists, industrial

partners and others to form a Digital Health “Community of Practice” that learns by doing, sharing knowledge and skills via regular interaction.

The vision is to improve population and individual health by developing novel technologies that gather daily life data and fuse this with routine NHS health and social care data. These fused datasets will be analysed using mathematical models and AI to develop new methods and innovations that address clinical unmet needs of our NHS partners.

The Hub's objectives are;

  • To bring together and grow a Digital Health Community of Practice of healthcare providers, engineers, scientists, clinicians, patient/public groups, and industrial partners to develop Digital Health solutions that address unmet clinical needs.

  • To design, develop and disseminate sixty hours of openly available, accessible and accredited remote training resources in Digital Health knowledge and skills.

  • To develop, train, and support a pipeline of Digital Health Innovators, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to obtain further research and commercialisation funding towards NHS adoption.

  • To establish an underpinning infrastructure of computational, software engineering, device manufacturing, analytic and other technical expertise that supports all Hub projects, training resources and events.

  • For more information regarding the Hub please visit South Yorkshire Digital Health Hub

    Sheffield Hallam welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, pregnancy and maternity, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

    For this job we particularly welcome applications from minority ethnic applicants who are underrepresented in this area at Sheffield Hallam.

    The University may be able to sponsor the employment of international applicants in this role; this will depend on a number of factors specific to the individual applicant.

    Our benefits

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    Contact Person : George Peat Contact Number : [email protected] Date Advertised : 27-Mar-2024 Closing Date : 21-Apr-2024 Employment Type : Fixed Term - Full Time Location : AWRC / CARe (Collegiate) Job number : 105205

    Job details


    Research Fellow: Public and Community Involvement & Engagement in Digital Health Innovation


    Sheffield Hallam University


    United Kingdom


    March 28, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 21, 2024

    Job type



    Biology,Computer Science,Mathematics,Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    Sheffield Hallam University is located in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in England. This is one of the biggest and the most diverse of the universities in England. The university is sprawled over two locations. They have a city campus that is situated in the city center near the Sheffield Railway Station and the collegiate campus is almost 2 miles away in the Broomhall Estate off Ecclesall Road in south-west Sheffield. They are the 11th biggest university in the UK, out of a total of 167 having 30,815 students, out of which 4,400 are international and 4,494 are the staff. There are 708 courses.

    The former names of the university were Sheffield Polytechnic and Sheffield City Polytechnic. The university endowment is 0.52 million Pounds as of 2015. The Chancellor of the university is Helena Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws. The Vice-chancellor is Chris Husbands. Out of the total student strength, 24,455 were undergraduates, as of 2016-2017, and 6,365 were postgraduates. The university is associated with the Association of Commonwealth universities.

    There are many research centers and the faculties have been divided into four parts, namely the faculty of Science, Technology and Arts (STA), Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH), Faculty of Health and wellbeing (HWB) and Sheffield Business School (SBS). They have 30 centers for research, including the Art and Design Research Centre and Biomedical Research Centre, among others. Helena Kennedy is the present Chancellor who is also a broadcaster, barrister, and the life peer of the House of Lords. SHU is the leading partner for Higher Futures, the Lifelong Learning Network (LLN) for Southern Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire.

    There are many notable alumni, including Kid Acne, who is a musician and artist, Roma Bubuniak, who is an artist. The notable staff includes Alison Adam, who is the professor of society, technology and science and I.M Dharmadasa, who is an applied researcher and physicist specializing in low in cost solar cells.

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