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Opportunity

Research Officer – Centre for the Arts as Wellbeing (University of Winchester)

Date posted: 30 March 2015

The University of Winchester is seeking to appoint a Research Officer to undertake research with the Centre for the Arts as Wellbeing. This is a post-doctoral fellow who will carry out research and evaluation projects alongside Centre members and research officers at local hospitals in the Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust and in regional arts organisations working in health and social care. Further projects are planned with other Health Trusts in the region. The Research Officer will also be required to contribute to the development of research funding bids. Closing date 20 April 2015 and interview date 7 May 2015.

The Centre for the Arts as Wellbeing aims to research, evaluate and advocate the development and delivery of projects in the performing arts and wellbeing. The Centre undertakes a range of projects, consultancy and performances examining the health, social, 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. The centre has a range of projects developing in hospitals and community health settings.

The ideal candidate will have a doctorate and have experience of designing, conducting, analysing and writing up research and have a track record of successful research funding applications. Excellent IT skills are essential and administrative experience would also be helpful.

Closing date: 20 April 2015 | Interview date: 7 May 2015

£24,775 to £30,434 per annum, pro rata

Fixed term for one year.

For further information, please contact Professor June Boyce-Tillman by e-mail june.boyce-tillman@winchester.ac.uk.

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

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