Research Fellow in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Nursing (0.67 FTE)

Opening Date:
13 Jan 2016
Closing Date:
8 Feb 2016
Salary Range:

Sitting within the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences, The Department of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities is a vibrant and supportive department engaging with approximately 500 mental health and learning disability undergraduate and post-qualifying nurses. The team also provides teaching input for adult and child nurses, midwives, speech and language therapists, operating department personnel and social workers, and has a focussed and growing research output.

The department seeks to recruit to the post of research fellow in mental health and learning disabilities nursing (0.67 WTE – 25 hours per week). The postholder will have an open portfolio but would be expected to evolve the research reputation of the department in line with the Faculty’s research clusters. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching on research orientated modules on our BSc (Hons) nursing programme.

Applicants will be qualified to Master’s level in a Health related subject and ideally will hold or be working towards their PhD or equivalent. Applicants must also hold current registration with the NMC as a Registered Mental Health or Learning Disabilities Nurse (Sub Part 1 of the register). Previous teaching in a Higher Education setting would be desirable, but the successful applicants would be offered a place on the University’s highly regarded Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education Programme.

Our BSc (Hons) Nursing RN programme has been approved under the NMC standards, and as a school we pride ourselves on constantly developing cutting edge teaching methods and ways of working in partnership with our students and local stakeholders.
For an informal discussion about either of the role, please contact Jim Chapman on 0121 202 4255 or email

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