Application Support ~ NIHR Academy Training Fellowship Workshop @NIHR_RDSYH @jo_cooke73

NIHR Academy Training Fellowship Workshop 26 June Sheffield

RDS YH hold workshops throughout the year to support health and social care researchers who are intending to apply for a Doctoral or Advanced level NIHR Training Fellowship.

The next workshop is on Wednesday 26 June 2019 in Sheffield.

This workshop is free of charge and will run from 10.00 to 16.00. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

For further information and details of how to book a place, view the event flyer.

www.rds-yh.nihr.ac.uk

https://twitter.com/NIHR_RDSYH

Seminar ~ Dementia and Digital Storytelling @ShefSNM Dr Lisa Williams tearairesearchgroup.org/

Presenter: Dr Lisa Williams, Te Arai Palliative Care and End of Life Research Group at the University of Auckland, NZ

Date and venue: 11th June 2019, 12.30-13.30. Board Room, Barber House.

Abstract: In response to rising prevalence, governments have instigated policies and programmes that encourage people with dementia to remain living in the community. Despite these intentions research and practice issues related to community living tend to be dominated by professional views. Given that the perspectives of people with dementia are essential for supporting ‘dementia friendly’ neighbourhoods and communities, the emphasis on professional’s views creates a significant gap.

Digital stories are a type of creative method which can elicit personal narratives in the form of short videos. Crafting them with people with dementia has already been cited as a useful therapeutic tool. What has not been explored is how digital stories might be effective in investigating other aspects of the experience of people with dementia. Incorporating excerpts from videos co-created with five people with dementia, this presentation will explore the benefits and drawbacks of using digital stories to convey the experiences of people with dementia.

About Dr Lisa Williams: Lisa is a Research Fellow and a  member of the Te Arai Palliative Care and End of Life Research Group at the University of Auckland ( https://tearairesearchgroup.org).

The group conducts multi-disciplinary bi cultural research using creative social research methods to inform practice, policy and teaching in palliative and end of life care both nationally and internationally.  One focus of Lisa’s work has been creating research based digital resources for use in training health care professionals and students, based on the powerful stories of research participants caring for family members at the end of life.

Please let Kate Chadwick know if you wish to attend (k.chadwick@sheffield.ac.uk).

Extended application window for Associate Deans @NIHRAcademy

Following the Strategic Review of Training, the NIHR Academy is looking to appoint two new Associate Deans. The Associate Deans will have oversight of a dedicated programme area, which will be either Infrastructure & Capacity Building Structures or Integrated Pathways.

The post is for 3 sessions (1.5 days) per week. The appointment is for 3 years in the first instance, with a review point at 1 year. The NIHR Academy will reimburse the successful applicant’s employing institution for their time commitment through a contract with Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. The post holder should be able to take up the role from July 2019.

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about the key role that the NIHR Academy plays in developing academic training, career development and research capacity development. As Associate Dean, you will be accountable to the Dean of the NIHR Academy and the NIHR Academy Chief Executive Officer. You will support the delivery and development of Infrastructure & Capacity Building Structures or Integrated Pathways to ensure that the experience of NIHR Academy Members is of the highest quality.

The right candidates will have knowledge and experience of the training landscape, an understanding of the NIHR and will be a champion of the academic career track. You will contribute to NIHR wide meetings and forums, working with stakeholders and professional bodies and acting as a spokesperson for the NIHR and your programme area. Further detail can be found about each role in the role description and person specification.

Informal enquiries regarding the role can be directed to Professor Dave Jones, Dean for the NIHR Academy (david.jones@ncl.ac.uk / PA: miriam.lowes@ncl.ac.uk). General application questions should be directed to academy@nihr.ac.uk or 0113 532 8444.

Applications should be submitted in the form of a CV together with a supporting statement of suitability to academy@nihr.ac.uk, titled NIHR Academy Associate Dean application.  Please indicate which role you are applying for (Infrastructure & Capacity Building Structures or Integrated Pathways). Agreement in principle from your host institution should be in place at the time of application. Supporting statements should be no longer than one side of A4.

Applications should be submitted in the form of a CV together with a supporting statement of suitability to academy@nihr.ac.uk, titled ‘NIHR Academy Associate Dean application’. Please indicate which role you are applying for (Infrastructure & Capacity Building Structures or Integrated Pathways). Agreement in principle from your host institution should be in place at the time of application. Supporting statements should be no longer than one side of A4.

 

#KMRF ~ Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellows within NIHR Advanced Fellowship @jo_cooke73 @joelangley_ @NIHRAcademy

NIHR Advanced Fellowship

NIHR Advanced Fellowships are currently open for application. Download the Guidance notes and apply below.

The Advanced Fellowship is for those at a post-doctoral level and aimed at several specific points of a researcher’s career development.

The fellowship is between 2 and 5 years and can be completed on full-time or part-time basis. Between 50% and 100% whole time equivalent (WTE).

Advanced Fellowships will be available with a ‘clinical academic’ option whereby clinical applicants will have the option to request up to 40% of their time be dedicated to clinical service/development which would be covered by the Fellowship.

When Should You Apply? The NIHR Advanced Fellowship is aimed at people at the following points of their career

  • Have recently completed or about to be awarded a PhD but haven’t yet established yourself as an independent researcher
  • Establish yourself as independent researchers or already established as independent researchers, but not yet recognised as an international leader in a field.
  • Be looking to transition into applied health research from a basic science background or those looking to re-establish their research career following a significant career break.
  • Be looking to undertake innovative knowledge mobilisation (to support the more effective use of research knowledge) whilst simultaneously researching implementation processes and impacts.

If you don’t fit with one of these please contact the NIHR Academy office who will be happy to discuss your proposed application with you.

Are You Eligible? To be eligible for an NIHR Advanced Fellowship you must:

  • Proposed host must be an English (or a participating devolved nation) HEI, NHS body or other provider of health and/or care services.
  • Applicants must hold a relevant PhD or MD, or have submitted their thesis for examination at the time of application. Applicants must have been awarded their PhD or MD by the time they attend interview.
  • Individuals must not already hold a Chair at the point of application.
  • For clinical academic applicants only: completion of relevant pre-registration training.

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/our-research-community/NIHR-academy/nihr-training-programmes/fellowship-programme/nihr-advanced-fellowship.htm 

Funding ~ #NIHR Doctoral & Advanced Fellowships @NIHRAcademy @jo_cooke73

NIHR Doctoral Fellowship

The NIHR Doctoral Fellowship is a three year full-time award that supports individuals to undertake a PhD in an area of NIHR research. This Fellowship may also be taken up on a part-time basis of between 50% and 100% whole time equivalent (WTE).

Clinical applicants are able to include up to 20% clinical time as part of the Fellowship, to ensure the maintenance of their clinical competence whilst undertaking the Fellowship.

Closing Date:18th June 2019

Full details: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/our-research-community/NIHR-academy/nihr-training-programmes/fellowship-programme/nihr-doctoral-fellowship.htm

 

NIHR Advanced Fellowship

The Advanced Fellowship is for those at a post-doctoral level and aimed at several specific points of a researcher’s career development.

The fellowship is between 2 and 5 years and can be completed on full-time or part-time basis. Between 50% and 100% whole time equivalent (WTE).

Advanced Fellowships will be available with a ‘clinical academic’ option whereby clinical applicants will have the option to request up to 40% of their time be dedicated to clinical service/development which would be covered by the Fellowship.

Closing Date: 4th June 2019

Full details: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/our-research-community/NIHR-academy/nihr-training-programmes/fellowship-programme/nihr-advanced-fellowship.htm

 

Vacancy ~ Professor/Reader of Mental Health Nursing @HuddersfieldUni @allofusinmind ‏@PPGHudUni

Human and Health Sciences, Professor/Reader of Mental Health Nursing
Competitive remuneration package
Huddersfield
Permanent, Full time 1.0 FTE
Ref: R4096

This integrated clinical/academic post provides an exciting opportunity to work across the University and the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, both with well-established reputations for excellence.   The appointee will make a significant leadership contribution to further enhancing research, teaching, service development and delivery across clinical and academic environments.  The Trust is already a key partner of the University and we work closely together in undertaking joint collaborations around research, innovation and service development and in delivering pre and post-registration education for a range of Health Care Professionals.  The University and Trust are highly committed to further developing the quantity and quality of our joint health research activity, building staff capability and capacity in research and evidence based, patient-centred care, and promoting innovative practice and service delivery.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

For further details about this post and to make an application please visit: http://hud.ac/ezw

Course ~ Introduction to Evaluation Online Course @CLAHRC_N_Thames

Introduction to Evaluation Online Course

May 7- June 4

Do you need to demonstrate the impact of projects in your organisation?

Do you want to improve the implementation of your programmes?

Are you tasked with carrying out an evaluation, but don’t know where to start?

Enrol in our four-week online course run by the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Academy to address these challenges.  After participating in this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to undertake your own evaluation of a local programme or service. Inspired by the content of our popular face-to-face evaluation course, the online course will cover:

  • Different types of evaluation, including their pros and cons
  • How to select suitable methods and approaches for evaluating a local programme or service
  • Practical skills and tips in using evaluation methods and approaches
  • Ways of sharing your evaluation findings to make an impact

Teaching will be delivered entirely online. You’ll learn by watching videos and lecture slides; interacting through activities and questions; and learning from others by taking part in the discussions that accompany each step. You’ll also develop a plan for a real life evaluation you may have to conduct.

Who is this workshop suitable for?

It is aimed at staff in frontline services at NHS Trusts, CCGs and Local Authorities, who have limited experience conducting service evaluations and would like to learn about evaluations in flexible time. Staff who need to evaluate local programmes or services as part of their work, or believe that they will be asked to in the future will find this course useful to their professional development. The course is not aimed at academics or researchers.

What preparation is needed?

Participants should attend the course with an evaluation in mind that they may have to carry out.  No previous knowledge of evaluation is required, or experience of study design and statistics.

Registration will open until Friday 3rd May.

Learning hours – estimate of 3 hours per week (12 in total).

Cost – £100 for staff working in NIHR CLAHRC North Thames partner organisations (please click here to see a list of our partners). There is a delegate fee of £250 for other attendees.

The course can be accessed from : http://clahrc-norththames.nihr.ac.uk/event/introduction-to-evaluation-online-workshop/

For enquiries please contact j.mcgowan.12@ucl.ac.uk