Research Fellow

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7236754 (Ref:MHIHS1386)

Posted: April 18, 2024

Job Description

Overview of the Role

We wish to recruit a Research Fellow to manage and work on a new project called Impact of an Intervention on Inequalities in Overprescribing - the 3i-o study. The project is funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research through its Health and Social Care Delivery Research programme. The project aims to evaluate the impact, implementation and sustainability of audit and feedback on health inequalities in prescribing in general practice.

The Research Fellow will play a vital role in this research project aimed at understanding clinician and patient perspectives on optimising prescribing in general practice. The project seeks to explore beliefs regarding ethical, economic, and clinical challenges and benefits associated with reducing prescribing, particularly focusing on clinicians' everyday practices and the specific needs of their practice populations. The Researcher, with support from the Work Package lead and another Research Fellow, will employ semi-structured interviews and ethnographic observations utilising the Listening Method to gather insights into clinician and patient perceptions and behaviours related to prescribing, patient demographics, available services, and contextual factors affecting prescribing decisions.

You will join an enthusiastic interdisciplinary research team led by Dr Sarah Alderson, Associate Professor of primary care. You will be responsible, under supervision of senior team members, for the qualitative research aspects of the work package including data collection, analysis, reporting interim findings back to the reference group, and report writing.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Department: Academic Unit of Primary Care, Palliative Care and Public Health

Location: Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, Worsley building, University of Leeds

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Dr Sarah Alderson, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, tel. +44 (0) 113 3430867, e-mail: [email protected] or Dr Amy M. Russell, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, tel. +44 (0) 113 3430804 e-mail: [email protected].

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS)
Section:  Division of Primary Care, Palliative Care and Public Health
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £37,099 to £44,263 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Available for 14 months to complete a specific task or time limited work, including the need for specific expertise or additional resource for a project.)
Release Date:  Wednesday 17 April 2024
Closing Date:  Wednesday 15 May 2024
Reference:  MHIHS1386

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