The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport is seeking to appoint a research fellow (1.0 FTE) to conduct an implementation study. This is a three-year study funded by an Alzheimer Society UK Implementation grant working closely with the study’s Principal Investigator, Dr Karen Watchman.
This is a participatory action research study and the post-holder will collaboratively implement, refine and analyse the impact of non-pharmacological interventions (music, technology and design) with people who have a learning disability and dementia. Data collection methods will include photovoice to seek perspectives from people with a learning disability who do not have dementia but who live, work or socialise with those who do. Other methods include pre- and post-intervention testing, and semi-structured interviews.
We are seeking one full time worker who has experience of conducting qualitative research in a health or social care context, has confidence in collaborating with third sector learning disability organisations in the West of Scotland including a peer researcher with a learning disability, and has experience of creative methods of project dissemination; a digital story of the project will be developed. This presents an opportunity for the successful candidate to further develop skills in implementation methodologies, to evidence innovation in working with an under-researched group and contribute to the development of new knowledge in this field.
Informal enquiries about the post may be directed to Dr Karen Watchman Karen.Watchman@stir.ac.uk 01786 466387