The University of Birmingham School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine is inviting applications for a research associate to join a project examining the ways that creative arts practices can be used to inform health-related policy and service development. The dealine for applications is 19 January 2014.

The project is funded as part of Connected Communities, a cross-council programme led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) designed to help understand the changing nature of communities in their historical and cultural contexts and the role of communities in sustaining and enhancing our quality of life. The project is led by Cardiff University with a number of partners, including the University of Birmingham. The post is until 30 June 2016.

The overarching aim of the project is to establish how community representations produced through creative arts practices can be used as forms of evidence to inform health-related policy and service development. A postgraduate degree in an arts and humanities discipline is essential. Experience in co-ordinating project work in a community setting is essential. Experience of working in a multi-cultural community setting is required. Salary in the range of £24,049 – 27,047 a year. Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Qulsom Fazil, or see


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