Applications invited: Research Officer, University of Winchester

The University is seeking to appoint a Research Officer to undertake research for the Centre for Research into the Arts as Well-being.  This is a post-doctoral fellow who will carry out research and evaluation projects alongside Centre members and research officers at local hospitals.  A proportion of the Research Officer’s time will be allocated to the evaluation of the ELEVATE Arts Project in Salisbury Hospital. Further projects are planned with Winchester and Basingstoke Hospital Trust.  Another important area of work will be contributing to the development of funding bids.

The Centre for Research into the Arts as Well-being aims to research and advocate the development of projects in the performing arts and well-being.  The Centre undertakes a range of projects, consultancy and performances examining the psychological and political implications of artistic practice, the interface between artistic practice and people’s spiritual experience, and analysing how contextual issues affect the potentially transformative effects of artistic practice.  One area of current development is applying for research funds into music and movement with people with dementia.

As our ideal candidate, you will have a doctorate and have experience of designing, conducting, analysing and writing up research.  Excellent IT skills are essential and administrative experience would also be helpful.

The post is fixed term for one year with a salary of £24,289 to £29,837 per annum.

For further information, please contact Professor June Boyce-Tillman at or 01962 827281.

The University is committed to the wellbeing and development of its employees and, as such, offers an excellent staff development programme, sports facilities and pension scheme. Post No: SMG-B35

Closing date:  6 March 2014

Interview date:  20 March 2014

 Applications should be made online at  Please note that posts close at midnight on the date stated. Late applications will not be accepted.


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