JOB AD for UEA-Based Senior RA post in Social Research in Dementia (PRIDE) Project

SCHOOL OF REHABILITATION SCIENCES

Senior Research Associate in Social Research (PRIDE) • REF: RA1086
Full time, fixed-term until 28th February 2019.

£30,728 to £36,661 per annum 

This post, available from August 2014, is offered on a fixed-term basis until 28th February 2019.
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Qualitative research in cancer - new post in Oxford

Qualitative Researcher - Patient Experiences of Cancer Diagnosis http://www.phc.ox.ac.uk/about/job-opportunities/#acc-FqbXA-5

Closing Date : Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:00:00 GMT | Grade 7: £29,837 - £36,661 p.a.

The Health Experiences Research Group (led by Professor Sue Ziebland) is seeking a social scientist experienced in qualitative studies of cancer and within 7 years of having been awarded a doctorate qualification.
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Queer Futures - new research study

Queer Futures: A national study exploring the self-harm and suicidal feelings of young LGBTQ people 

Lancaster University is leading a £300,000 study aimed at reducing self-harm and suicide among young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or questioning. 
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Job opportunities in Dundee

We are delighted to provide the details for two Grade 7 post-doctoral research posts for the newly launched Scottish Improvement Science Research, Development and Evaluation Collaborating Centre - one with substantive quantitative skills, the other with substantive qualitative skills. These are three year posts in the first instance, with a possibility of extending that if they are successful, and they offer a really positive development and training opportunity for post-docs. They will be very important in conducting the high quality research needed by the SISCC. 

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Early bird rate finishing soon - Qualitative Research International Summer School, 28 July - 1 August 2014, UWE, Bristol, UK

The early bird fees for the Qualitative Research International Summer School will end on Sunday 1 June

The summer school is being held at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, 28 July - 1 August
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BSA MedSoc Early Career Researcher Summer Event: Booking Now Open

BSA MedSoc Early Career Researcher Summer Event 2014 

9 June, Cardiff University 

£15 BSA Members/ £20 Non-members 

9:00 – 17:00 Lunch and refreshments included. 

The BSA Medical Sociology Group is pleased to announce a new event for 2014, exclusively for postgraduate and early career researchers. 
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Vacancy Announcement

UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

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School of Global Studies
Department of Anthropology, ERC-Project: Bionetworking in Asia
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Fixed term for 2 years, full time)
Salary range: starting at £30,728 and rising to £36,661 per annum
It is normal to appoint at the first point of the salary scale.
Expected start date:  1 June 2014 or as soon as possible

Previous applicants need not re-apply but will still be considered.
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Research Fellow post

The Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation (AUECR) is currently advertising a Research Fellow position. The successful candidate will work with colleagues to develop, manage and implement the qualitative component(s) of specific research projects relevant to stroke and elderly care. 
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Phil Strong Memorial Prize 2013- 14

We are pleased to announce the Phil Strong Memorial Prize for the Academic year 2013-14. The prize was established in memory of Phil Strong (1945-1995) one of the post-war generation of sociologists who influenced the development of medical sociology in the UK, and it is anticipated that there will be one prize to the value of £1200 awarded this year. The purpose of the prize is to contribute to the advancement of medical sociology by supporting post-graduate research in medical sociology. 
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New MSM survey launched at the Open University

Important new MSM sexual health survey launched – please consider participating and forwarding to your networks. Open University’s Faculty of Health and Social Care PhD. Candidate, Brian Kavanagh, has recently launched a new, innovative sexual health survey examining gay sex, risk and health. It is open to all UK-based men who’ve had sex with other man/men in the last twelve month and are
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Invitation to a Qualitative Research symposium at UEA

We would like to invite you to a Qualitative Research symposium at the University of East Anglia on March 26th 2014

Using qualitative research to understand difficult social, health and environmental problems 

The diversity of qualitative methodologies can give researchers new ways to understand health, social and environmental challenges. Multiple perspectives on complex issues can greatly illuminate areas of interest to business, policy makers, planners and service providers. This advanced qualitative methods symposium will showcase exemplar research projects undertaken at UEA and at some other regional qualitative research groups. The programme will mix parallel plenaries and workshops allowing time for networking and sharing of ideas. 
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PhD student-led event at King's College London

PhD students at the Institute of Gerontology, King's College London have collaborated with the Emerging Researchers in Ageing of the British Society of Gerontology to create an event for PhD students and early-career researchers. The event is on 03/04/2014, 10.00-17.00 
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Call for Abstracts Reminder – BSA Postgrad event ‘The sociology of technologically mediated reproduction’

Less than four weeks remain till the abstract submission deadline for this exciting postgraduate and ECR event to be held at De Montfort University on 29th May 2014

Confirmed speaker - Professor Sarah Franklin
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Cancer Research UK/Bupa Foundation Cancer Prevention Initiative - Call for applications

The Cancer Research UK/Bupa Foundation Cancer Prevention Initiative 

The CRUK/Bupa Foundation Cancer Prevention Initiative is a new initiative that aims to tackle cancer by funding cutting edge research into behavioural and lifestyle changes that can prevent people getting cancer, and the policies that support such changes, for the benefit of both the wider public and for those who have already been affected by cancer.
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BSA MedSoc Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Event

The BSA Medical Sociology Group is pleased to announce a new event for 2014, exclusively for postgraduate and early career researchers: 

BSA MedSoc Early Career Researcher Summer Event 2014 

9th June, Cardiff University, 9am - 5pm. Lunch provided 

£15 BSA Members/ £20 non
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Qualitative Research Methods courses at University of Oxford

The Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford has had an excellent response to its course programme for the first half of 2014, with most courses fully booked. There are still some places left on the following courses, but please book now to avoid disappointment. Our new programme of courses for September to December 2014 will be announced soon. 

For further details about each course or to make a booking, please go to 
Please pass the information on to anyone who might be interested and/or display it on your noticeboards. 

We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues on one or more of our courses in 2014. 
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Research Associate and PhD Scholarship opportunities, University of Kent


The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) at the University of Kent is seeking to recruit to these two positions: a Post-Doctoral Research Associate for a fixed period of 1 year on a full time basis, starting 1 April 2014 and a 3 year PhD scholarship starting as soon as possible.
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Research Fellow - HIV Community-Based Research Partnership - CLOSING SOON

PLEASE NOTE: CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 16TH Feb 2014

Research Fellow - HIV community-based research partnership 
Health and Social Care 
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Qualitative Research International Summer School

The Qualitative Research International Summer School is now open for bookings (details below). 

Qualitative Research International Summer School 
University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK 

Lead tutors: Virginia Braun (University of Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand) & Victoria Clarke (UWE), authors of Successful Qualitative Research and Using Thematic Analysis in Psychology. 

Opening and closing keynotes by Prof. Brendan Gough and Prof. Lucy Yardley. 
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The Social Context of Suicide with Professor Jonathan Scourfield

MedSoc (Wales) would like to invite you to a free informal research seminar.

'How should we study the social context of suicide and self-harm?' 
Professor Jonathan Scourfield 
Monday 23rd June 2014, 12.00 - 2pm, Social of Sciences, Cardiff University CF10 3WT 
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Exploring narrative approaches to research and re-presentation in the late postmodern era

Exploring narrative approaches to research and re-presentation in the late postmodern era

British Sociological Association (BSA) One day Conference

Tuesday 3 June 2014The Open University Milton Keynes

Keynote Speakers:
  • Professor Gayle Letherby
  • Professor Dan Goodley
  • Professor Andrew Sparkes 

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Research Fellow University of Exeter Medical School

University of Exeter Medical School, Institute of Health Research 

Complex Intervention Research Fellow / Associate Research Fellow (Ref. P46211) 

Grade E or F (dependent on experience) 
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CARDI announces funding for future leaders in ageing research

The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) launches a new call for future leaders in ageing research. It will fund up to three research fellows covering their salary for three years and £50,000 each for research expenses.

The new call is the second in its Leadership programme which aims to support high quality research into ageing. The call is open to candidates from the EU who have two to seven years postdoctoral experience and the support of a Northern Ireland University. The CARDI Fellows will study a topic related to healthy ageing and take part in training and development activities to build up their independence and leadership.
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CLAHRC Posts

Three research fellow posts for our West Midlands CLAHRC. Closing date 14/01/14
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Qualitative Research Methods courses at University of Oxford

The Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford is offering a range of qualitative research methods courses for the beginning of 2014. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

For further details about each course or to make a booking, please go to
Please pass the information on to anyone who might be interested and/or display it on your noticeboards.

We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues on one or more of our courses in 2014.
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2 x RF posts for the School for Public Health Research

We are looking for 2 Research Fellow posts to join the NIHR School for Public Health Research team at LSHTM (SPHR@L) to work on a programme of research focused on evaluating local level interventions and policies in the UK.Full job details available at: http://sphr.lshtm.ac.uk/2013/11/27/job-opportunity-2-x-research-fellow-posts/
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Research posts available at Cardiff SOCSI

We would like to bring to your attention two research posts available within Cardiff School of Social Sciences. The posts are a great opportunity to research initiatives designed to enhance the education and training of healthcare professionals and to work in an exciting research environment. Both posts are full time and fixed term for 2 years.   www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs
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New CLAHRC posts at Warwick

Research Fellow CLAHRC

Warwick Medical School

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Vacancy: Post Doctoral Research Associate - Centre for Public Policy & Health

Post Doctoral Research Associate Vacancy - Centre for Public Policy & Health, Durham University
Responsible to: Professor David Hunter, Director, Centre for Public Policy and Health, School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health, Durham University (www.dur.ac.uk/public.health)

Responsible for: research and administration related to a research project recently funded through the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR)
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Three new CLAHRC posts within UCL's Dept of Applied Health Research

Programme: NIHR CLAHRC North Thames
Contract: Fixed term (part time/full time)
Salary: UCL Grade 7/8
Closing date: 29/30 November
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Medical sociology/anthropology/qualitative research job in Bristol

Please see link below for a 5-yr SRF post in ethnography/qualitative social
science at Bristol University as part of the new CLAHRCsouthwest.
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Fuse vacancy: Research Associate - Complex Systems Research Programme

Fuse is seeking to recruit a Research Associate which offers an exciting opportunity to play a key role in developing the new Complex Systems Research Programme within the Centre:
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New Post at Cambridge

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Department of Sociology
Faculty of Human, Social, and Political Science
Philomathia Research Associate in Sociology
Vacancy Ref: JM01875
Annual salary scale: £27,854 - £36,298 p.a.
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Researcher post - LGBT Youth Suicide

Senior Research Associate, LGBT Youth Suicide Prevention Project

Salary: £31,331 to £36,298 
Closing Date: Monday 04 November 2013
Interview Date: Wednesday 27 November 2013 
Reference: A808
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Qualitative health researcher job opportunity Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Qualitative health researcher  (University of Edinburgh, Vacancy Ref 020868, Closing date 25h October 2013)

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Job opportunity - Cambridge

Social Scientist: Qualitative Research Associate

INTERVAL Study, Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit

Salary: Grade 7, £27,854 - £36,298
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Research Fellow biomedicine/sports project University of Sussex, UK

The Centre for Global Health Policy at the University of Sussex, UK, invites applications for a Research Fellow to contribute to an ESRC-funded research project ‘Emerging intersections of biomedical technology and elite sport: institutions, practices and ethics’ undertaken in collaboration with Royal Holloway University of London and Swansea University. The position is fixed term 0.8 FTE for 30 months, or shorter period full-time by arrangement.
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18-Month Research Associate Post, ESRC Lifelong Health and Wellbeing at King's College London

18 month Research Associate Post, ESRC Lifelong Health and Wellbeing (LLHW) Research Consortium on the Impact of Extending Paid Work in Later Life on Health and Wellbeing

The Institute of Gerontology in the Department for Social Science, Health & Medicine at King's College London invites applications for an 18 month Research Associate post funded by the Cross-Research Council Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Programme (LLHW) Extending Working Lives Consortia, commencing January 2014.
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Knowledge, politics and power: developing a research agenda to study how non-governmental organisations and networks shape health policy

Tuesday 15 October 2013
12.30 - 3.00pm
Room 2.36 Garrod Building, QMUL, Whitechapel


There are now a wealth of non-governmental organisations and networks involved in shaping and guiding public policymaking in the UK and elsewhere. As states have less and less capacity to design and action solutions to collective public problems - not least those concerned with health and healthcare - so spaces have opened up for a range of organisations, individuals and interests to input to policy debates. Thinks tanks, patient organisations, research organisations, management consultancies and more are now a common part of the policymaking landscape. The academic community has been slow to respond to these changes (within and outside of the UK) and to explore the potential impact on health policymaking, public health and healthcare delivery more broadly. Part of the reason for this lies in the challenge of accessing and studying networks of organisations and interests that often resist close examination.
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CARDI Leadership Postdoctoral Fellowships in Healthy Ageing

The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland today launched a programme to promote ageing research over the next three years. It will fund five top quality researchers to create the next generation of leaders in research on older people and ageing issues. 
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Extend your skills for research with children and young people

We still have a limited number of spaces available on our one day workshop 'Research with children and young people' on 10 October 2013 in central London.
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Critical Medical Humanities Workshop, 4-5 November, Durham University

Durham University’s Centre for Medical Humanities is hosting an intense, future-orientated and interdisciplinary symposium which may of interest to those working within the broad MedSoc community.

We invite 50 applicants to join us at Durham University for a special, two-day event, ‘Critical Medical Humanities’, a forum dedicated to new and emerging areas of interdisciplinary research. As well as offering an opportunity to meet with scholars working across the humanities and social sciences, the meeting will interrogate and reinvigorate concepts, practices, and institutions that shape our understandings of health, illness and embodied experience. Organised around five ‘critical’ areas, plenary sessions will open into working groups with opportunities to debate points of contention or agreement, and to discuss participants’ current and future projects.
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Reproduction Research - 2 early career fellowship posts

We would like to invite early career, post-doctoral researchers with an interest in social aspects of reproduction and reproductive technologies to apply for 2 posts currently being advertised at De Montfort University.
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NEW Special Interest Group: Applied Qualitative Health Research - first meeting BSA MedSoc Conference 11.9.13

Many medical sociologists now work as part of (large) multidisciplinary teams (often outside sociology departments) conducting qualitative research and we know from our own experience that conducting such work not always straightforward. Therefore, a group of us (Rose Barbour, Cath Exley, Nina Hallowell and Tim Rapley) put forward a proposal for a new Special Interest Group (SIG) in Applied Qualitative Health Research (#AQHR).
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MaxNetAging Research School (MNARS) : Call for Applications

The MaxNetAging Research School (MNARS) is seeking applications for:

Doctoral Fellowships (3 years) and Postdoctoral Fellowships (2 years) in aging research, starting in February 2014.
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Research Fellow - University of Edinburgh - Centre for Population Health Sciences

We are seeking to appoint a sociologist or science and technology studies (STS) scholar as part of a prestigious two-year Leverhulme Trust  project on 'Neuroscience and Family Life: The Brain in Policy and Everyday Practice' (PI: Dr Martyn Pickersgill; Co-I's: Professors Sarah Cunningham-Burley and Ian Deary). The research will explore how neuroscience is being used in policy debates and services, and how these are regarded by the individuals and families they target. The project spans STS, medical and family sociology, and social policy. You will have PhD in a relevant social science discipline, with demonstrable experience of qualitative research methods, in a health or science related area. You will also have an appreciation of the issues relating to neuroscience and society from either an STS or medical sociological perspective.
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Exciting Senior Research Associate post available at UCL Institute of Child Health’s Louis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care

UCL Department / Division Institute of Child Health
Specific unit / Sub department Louis Dundas Centre for Children's Palliative Care
Grade 8
Hours Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £40,216 - £47,441 per annum, depending on skills and experience
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RESEARCH MASTERS STUDENTSHIP

Project Title: Measuring Impact, ResM StudentshipThis provides an ideal opportunity for a candidate interested in developing their research skills and employability based on an applied, topical project. It would be of particular interest to those wishing to pursue a career in the third sector. The sponsoring body aims to use the findings to develop and help further fund its work. A high priority will,
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Senior Research Associate in Rehabilitation Sciences

The University of East Anglia has an exciting new opportunity for a Senior Research Associate in Rehabilitation Sciences.  For more information please follow the link below.http://www.uea.ac.uk/hr/jobs/ra/ra988.htm
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Research Funding Opportunities

The All-Wales Academic Social Care Research Collaboration Academy (ASCCA) is pleased to announce funding for a number of PhD Fellowships in Social Care to commence in 2014. Applications are invited from eligible social care practitioners‚ managers and educators for up to 9 ASCCA funded fellowships. A minimum of two fellowships will be awarded to each of the collaborating Universities (Bangor, Cardiff, Swansea and the University of South Wales).

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Research Fellow post - qualitative study of households

Post-doc research post in Faculty of Public Health and Policy at LSHTMWe are looking for a post-doc sociologist/anthropologist to study how households make decisions about installing 'energy efficiency' interventions in the home.  This is part of a larger, mixed methods project on the impact of winter fuel payments and home energy installations on winter mortality and morbidity.  This is
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RN1 Ageing in Europe Newsletter, now online!

The 9th edition of the "Ageing in Europe" Research Network newsletter is now available online at:
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Deadline for Bursaries extended for MSc Social Research

The deadline has been extended to July 15th for full fee bursaries in MSc Social Research and associated programmes - see below.
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Call for papers on technology, communication, disparities and government options in health and health care services

Call for papers on TECHNOLOGY, COMMUNICATION, DISPARITIES AND GOVERNMENT OPTIONS IN HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE SERVICES

For Volume 32 of the book series, Research in the Sociology of Health Care http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/books/series.htm?id=0275-4959

Papers dealing with macro-level system issues and micro-level issues involving technology, communication, disparities and government options linked to health and health care are sought.
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Message for colleagues teaching medical sociology to Sociology BA students in the UK

Dear Colleagues

I am working with two undergraduate students during the summer vacation this year, who have obtained a small amount of funds for some development work related to medical sociology teaching. As part of the schedule of work, we would like to compile a summary overview of modules/courses on medical sociology currently being taught to Sociology undergraduates in the UK. In particular, we are interested in the extent to which different topics, and different theoretical perspectives, are utilised in modules that focus on sociology of health and illness.
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RESEARCH FELLOW (FULL TIME, 16 MONTHS) - QUALITATIVE STUDY OF EARLY MEDICAL ABORTION

Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh

We are seeking to appoint a research fellow to undertake a qualitative study of the provision of early medical abortion. Using interviews, this CSO funded qualitative study will contribute to an evaluation of a new model for the provision of abortions within an integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health service (Chalmers Centre, Edinburgh). The research will compare the experience and provision of medical abortion services at Chalmers and a hospital-based clinic from patient and health care providers’ perspectives. 
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Masterclass in Action Research

Date: 4-5 July 2013
Venue: Bournemouth University, Royal London House R207

For postgraduate students, academics and professionals
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Funding available for social/behavioural research in cancer


The National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative aims, through a variety of means, to promote earlier diagnosis of cancer, increasing access to optimal treatment and thereby improving survival rates and reducing cancer mortality. Through the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI), a consortium of funders (Cancer Research UK; Department of Health (England); Economic and Social Research Council; Health & Social Care R&D Division, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland; National Institute for Social Care and Health Research, Wales; Scottish Government) has come together to develop a third UK call for research proposals in awareness and early diagnosis of cancer.
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BSA MedSoc Phil Strong Prize now open for nominations

British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group
Phil Strong Memorial Prize

We are pleased to the Phil Strong Memorial Prize, Academic year 2012-13 are now open for nominations. It is anticipated that there will be one prize to the value of £1200. The purpose of the prize is to contribute to the advancement of medical sociology by supporting post-graduate research in medical sociology.
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Invitation to a Research Seminar


'The organisational practices of knowledge mobilisation at top manager level in the NHS'
Friday 24 May 2013
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Research post University of Sussex - Global Health Policy


UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

School of Global Studies – Centre for Global Health Policy
Research Fellow in Global Health Policy
Fixed Term for 10 months, Full Time.
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Research participants wanted


We are a multi-disciplinary research team based at Plymouth University, looking at ways to improve information and support to people seeking weight loss solutions. We are looking for people to contribute their experiences of different weight loss practices, including weight loss surgery carried out in the UK, and who are willing to participate in (a) a very short initial questionnaire and (b) a follow up online or telephone interview.
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Research Opportunities

A number of Research Opportunities which might be of interest to the MedSoc community.

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Invitation to a Research Dissemination Event: theorizing innovation tranlsation


'Theorizing Innovation Translation: the case of Collaborative Partnerships between a University and the surrounding NHS Organisations"
21st of May
Imperial College Business School
British Academy of Management/Special Interest Group on Public Management and Governance

Keynote speakers:
Prof Rifat Atun (Imperial College London, Business School, UK)
Prof Graeme Currie (Warwick Business School, UK, formerly Director CLAHRC NDL)
Prof Ewan Ferlie (King's College London, Management, UK)
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2 Full-Time PhD Studentships - King's College London


King's College London - Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine
Applications are invited for the following Postgraduate Research Studentships in the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine at King's College London:
  • King's Annual Fund Studentship  
  • University of London Postgraduate Studentship 

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OU Research Methods Workshops April 2013 (Reminder)


There's still time to book your place on The Open University research methods workshops: Identifying and interrogating patterning and Using theory in qualitative data analysis.  Both workshops will be held at the Open University in April 2013 and will be facilitated by Professor of Health Care and qualitative research expert Rosaline Barbour.
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NEW RESEARCH POST: Newcastle University


Details of a new research post at Newcastle.

You will work on a study looking to develop novel paediatric rheumatology educational resources to address an unmet need amongst nurses involved in the care of children and young people with arthritis.
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PhD Studentship - Social Aspects of Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technologies


De Montfort University -Reproduction Research Group, Faculty of Health and Life Science

Starting October 2013
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Job Posting! Post-Doctoral Fellowship on Health & Homelessness at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario


Post-Doctoral Fellowship, McMaster University and Wesley Urban Ministries, Hamilton, Ontario

McMaster University and Wesley Urban Ministries are pleased to announce a postdoctoral research opportunity for an outstanding scholar with knowledge and interest in housing and homelessness among people with mental illness and/or addictions.
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Research Fellows: Avoidable Acute Admissions


An opportunity has arisen within an exciting and growing team of healthcare researchers based in Plymouth. Plymouth University Peninsula Medical School are currently looking for two new Research Fellows to assist us in our Avoidable Acute Admissions project.
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Funding Opportunities with the Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme

The HS&DR Programme aims to produce rigorous and relevant evidence on the quality, access and organisation of health services, and is now accepting applications to its researcher-led workstream. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 22 May 2013, by 1pm.
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MICRA PhD Student Conference


MICRA PhD Student Conference 2013
Friday 15 March 2013,
10:00am – 4:00pm (Registration from 9.30am)
Venue: G306B Jean McFarlane Building, University of Manchester
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Two Qualitiatve Methods Workshops


The Faculty of Health & Social Care at The Open University is delighted to announce the next events in our series of qualitative research methods workshops.  Workshop 2: Identifying and interrogating patterning and Workshop 3: Using theory in qualitative data analysis will both be held at the Open University in April 2013 and will be facilitated by Professor of Health Care and qualitative research expert Rosaline (Rose) Barbour.
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Social Science Research Position


The Ugandan Maternal and Newborn HUB
Supporting Sustainable and Effective Professional Voluntarism
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CALL - LSHTM Visiting Fellows in global health ethics and philosophy

APPLICATION - VISITING FELLOWS PROGRAMME
GLOBAL HEALTH ETHICS AND PHILOSOPHY

2013 Visiting Fellowships  

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is offering a limited number of visiting fellowships during 2013 for individuals wanting to conduct philosophical research and/or scoping activities for future joint-research.  Visiting fellows will be provided work space, and be free to explore all three research faculties as well as surrounding University of London institutions.    http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/
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Spring short course programme in research methods with NatCen Learning

We are pleased to announce that our Spring/Summer 2013 programme of open courses in social research methods is open for bookings. You can find more detail about all of the workshops and courses below on our website: http://www.natcen.ac.uk/events-and-training
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Research Fellowship, GTC, Oxford

Junior Research Fellowship (Ref: GTC-40)
Care of Dependent Elderly People
Salary Package  £26,422 p.a.

Green Templeton College is the University of Oxford's newest college.  Our aim is to be lively, friendly, informal and outward-looking in a traditional Oxford setting.
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Contributors sought for new focus group collection

WANTED - POTENTIAL CONTRIBUTORS

We (Rosaline [Rose] Barbour, Open University, UK) and David Morgan (Portland State University, USA) are developing a proposal for an edited collection on Focus Groups - provisionally entitled A New Era of Focus Group Research.

We hope you may be interested in submitting an abstract [no more than 300 words) for consideration torose.barbour@open.ac.uk  or morgand@pdx.edu  by the end of March, 2013. Please feel free to contact either of us should you wish to discuss your ideas.

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New Course: Qualitative Research Methods in Health


We are delighted to be launching our new day courses on Qualitative Research Methods in Health which will run January to March 2013 at the UCL campus at the Royal Free Hospital.

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Postdoctoral research job at Nottingham


Research Fellow - University of Nottingham

£27,578 - £34,895 per annum

We are pleased to invite applications for the above post based in the Centre for Applied Bioethics, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham. The post is funded under a Leverhulme Programme grant entitled 'Making Science Public: Challenges and Opportunities'. The post represents an exciting opportunity to work on an innovative interdisciplinary research project with the primary aim of producing high quality academic journal articles and related outputs.
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Researcher job opportunity: Weightwatchers


Research Associate (Social Scientist)
Salary: £27,578 - £35,938 pa. Unit: Department of Public Health and Primary Care. *Limited Funding
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Qualitative Research Methods courses at University of Oxford 2013


The Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford is delighted to announce its programme of qualitative research methods courses for January-May 2013. Note that our courses are very popular, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
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Research Funding Opportunities


Details of various Research Funding Opportunities which may be of interest to you.
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New report predicts significant rise in demand for long-term care in Ireland


Report highlights variations in care provision

A new report  (Thursday, 25 October 2012) finds that the number of older people needing long-term care is set to increase significantly in the years to 2021. It finds that there will be an annual increase of 2,833 older people requiring residential care or home help in the Republic of Ireland and 565 in Northern Ireland.   If the ability of families to care informally is not sustained at its present high level, these increased needs for formal care will be greater.

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Two different Research Assistant posts involving systematic reviewing advertised


Senior Research Assistant & Post Doctoral Research Assistant

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Responsible Innovation BSA STS Group Meeting, 20.11.12, London


Responsible Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities for STS

The Inaugural BSA Science and Technology Studies Group meeting, 20th November 2012
BSA Offices, Imperial Warf, Fulham, London
  • Are you a UK researcher working in the field of Science and Technology Studies?
  • Would you like to more opportunities to explore key issues in STS with other UK scholars?
  • Do you have ideas for events and activities to support and stimulate research and teaching in STS in the UK?

If so then please come along to this inaugural meeting of the new British Sociological Association Study Group for STS.

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Research post available, King's College London


Fixed term Research Associate (30 months) on ESRC-funded project 'State strategies of governance in global biomedical innovation: the impact of China and India’, based in the Department of Political Economy at KCL.

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Research Job - Newcastle - Ethnographic Study


As part of an NIHR Programme Grant, we are undertaking a comparative ethnography of transition for young people (14-23) with complex health needs.

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Two new Postdoc research positions at the University of Nottingham

We are delighted to invite application for two new postdoc positions based in the Centre for Applied Bioethics at the University of Nottingham. Both posts are funded under a Leverhulme Programme grant entitled 'Making Science Public: Challenges and Opportunities'. The posts represent an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively on innovative interdisciplinary research projects with the primary aim of producing high quality academic journal articles and related outputs.
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Qualitative Research Associate posts (Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre)

Two new Qualitative Research Associate posts are available at the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre at Keele University.
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Senior Research Lead Post, Health Experiences Research Group Oxford

An exciting new opportunity has been created for an outstanding researcher to share management responsibility, with the senior team, for setting the goals and managing the resources, performance and development of the Health Experiences Research Group (HERG).
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Open Access

I am doing some work on Open Access issues for the Academy of Social Sciences. It has just been brought to my attention that EPSRC are requiring any social scientist receiving their funds to publish in
journals that conform to their Open Access policies, which require free deposit in repositories after six months, where the time period for ESRC and AHRC-funded work is twelve months.
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Qualitative Research Methods courses at University of Oxford

The Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford is offering the following programme of qualitative research methods courses from September to November 2012. Note that our courses are very popular, so please book early to avoid disappointment.For further details about each course or to make a booking, please go tohttps://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/browse/product.asp?catid=165&modid=5&compid=1Please
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Qualitative Research Fellow Post, University of Edinburgh

We are seeking to appoint a research fellow to undertake a longitudinal qualitative sub-study within The REPOSE (Relative Effectiveness of Pumps over MDI and Structured Education) Trial. REPOSE is a multi-centre, randomised controlled trial involving adult patients with type 1 diabetes using two types of regimen - an insulin pump or multiple daily injections. This sub-study, led by Dr Julia Lawton
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