Project Assistant


Location: Stratford Campus
Salary: £26,761 per annum inclusive of London Weighting pro rata
Post Type:  Part Time
Hours per Week:  21
Closing Date: Wednesday 01 January 2020
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: PS170S2019

Please note that this role is only available for current or former students at UEL 

7 Months fixed-term contract 0.6 FTE

The Raising Awareness of Mental Health in Higher Education (RAMHHE) research team has an immediate opening for a part-time research assistant with experiences of conducting reviews and primary research into mental health and related projects. The RAMHHE project campaign focuses on strengthening anti-stigma and inclusive university environment, encourage collective dialogue between staff and students about mental health, and involve students in the development, implementation and evaluation of mental health interventions within universities. 

This is a research opportunity for an individual with strong research-related background and a strong interest in mental health. The Founder of RAMHHE, Josephine NwaAmaka Bardi has developed a highly explorative model for conducting in-class research model that aims to explore the meaning and understanding of mental health among university students. The successful applicant will use mainly qualitative methods with some quantitative approaches to explore the meaning and understanding of mental health among students. The focus of work will be to collaborate with students and lecturers to collect data using face to face and focus group discussions from students in their classroom. All necessary training on how to use the in-class research model and analyse data thematically will be provided.  
The post holder will be expected to manage the day-to-day management of the project, recruit student participants, conduct data collection using interviews and focus groups and analyse the data thematically. Also, they will participate in research meetings and internal seminars where he/she will lead on reports as they relate to student mental health, undertake project management, attract external research collaborations and submit publications to relevant journals.

You will join a multidisciplinary research team, working closely with the principal investigator, and other co-investigators including Professor John Turner, Dr Paul Watts, Josephine NwaAmaka Bardi, Wayea Isabel Bangura and Christopher Rudd-Perry. The post holder will have the opportunity to develop their skills and research portfolio through regular meetings with staff, students and the wider collaborative interactions with leading international mental health research groups.

UEL is a vibrant and diverse university located in Stratford and Docklands. We are developing and starting to implement a new strategy, Vision 2028, to transform our curriculum and partnerships to make a positive difference to student, graduate and community success. Our goal is to become the leading careers-focused, enterprising university in the UK, one which both prepares our students for the jobs of the future and provides the innovation to drive that future sustainably and inclusively.

A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by UEL Professional Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of UEL. Employees of UEL Professional Services Ltd work alongside UEL colleagues in delivery of UEL’s mission, and UEL Professional Services Ltd will adopt UEL HR policies and procedures in full. Further detail regarding employment benefits can be found at the employee benefits section of our recruitment pages.

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