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VACANCY: Senior Lecturer, Social Sciences

Cardiff University School of Social Sciences is seeking to recruit a Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences with a social policy focus and a particular interest in understanding Young People’s Mental Health. You will contribute to the research performance of the Wolfson Centre for Young people’s Mental Health and the research record of the School of Social Sciences through commitment to carrying out research leading to the publication of work in high-quality journals. To pursue excellence in research, teaching and enterprise and to inspire others to do the same, delivering high-quality and research-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

For the first five years the post will be funded entirely by the Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health, to be established October 2020, and you will play a key role in implementing the centres programme of research. The Centre is a collaboration between the National Centre for Mental Health and the DECIPHer research centre in Cardiff University and Swansea University. The post is located within DECIPHer in the School of Social Sciences, and will primarily support the work-stream focused on mental health in schools led by Prof Simon Murphy & Dr Graham Moore, though with close collaboration across work streams.

After the first five years the post will be funded entirely by the School of Social Sciences where the successful candidate will take his or her place as an academic member of staff, contributing to teaching, research and scholarship.

This post is open-ended and full time (35 hours per week), available from 1st January 2021.

Salary: £51,034 – £59,135 per annum (Grade 8).

Responsible to Professor Graham Moore.

For further details contact Professor Graham Moore, MooreG@cardiff.ac.uk. Tel 029 2087 5387

Closing date: Thursday, 8 October 2020.

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DECIPHer Adopted Studies

DECIPHer has developed an established framework and system of Research Development Groups (RDGs) to support co-production of new studies and maximise their impact. A prerequisite of any supported RDG is multi-disciplinary, multi-agency membership and a high level of stakeholder involvement. This approach ensures continuous collaboration in the development of bids and supports ecological relevance; it optimises system fit for subsequent research studies and promotes enhanced translation of knowledge into practice. The registration process involves an initial discussion with one of our team and with their advice the completion of a DECIPHer adoption form. [sm1] The DECIPHer Partnership Board will then consider whether the study can be adopted or affiliated and if so the level of support that DECIPHer can offer.

We are always keen to discuss new research ideas and possibilities for collaboration. If you work in public health policy or practice and would like to be involved in research relevant to DECIPHer’s aims, we would be pleased to hear from you. Please email us at DECIPHer@Cardiff.ac.uk or contact the programme lead for your area of interest to discuss how we can work together.

Working at DECIPHer

DECIPHer’s multidisciplinary community provides an excellent environment for public health researchers at all career stages to thrive. They join a world leading public health research centre, benefit from our unique skills and resources, strong relationships with other DECIPHer institutions and an extensive network of policy and practice partners, and DECIPHer’s tailored capacity development programme for researchers. DECIPHer staff are also part of a wider community conducting high-quality public health research.

Studying at DECIPHer

DECIPHer provides a supportive multidisciplinary research environment, with a strong emphasis on engagement with policy and practice in applied public health improvement research. A list of current projects being undertaken by students working with DECIPHer can be found on our People page.

Working with policy and practice

DECIPHer aims to lead collaboration and knowledge exchange between researchers, policy-makers and practitioners in public health improvement.

Our policy and practice collaborators have unique experience and expertise. Using this throughout the research process helps us to do better research, and allows the evidence we produce to be used more easily to improve public health.

Co-producing research ideas and projects means these address the questions that are relevant and important to policy and practice.

Working together to plan and conduct the research helps ensure it is carried out in a way that is acceptable to policy-makers and practitioners – the people who will ultimately be using the research.

Input from policy and practice ensures that the research evidence we produce is communicated in the most useful way.

For more on how DECIPHer builds collaboration into its work, and how it strengthens the work we do, see our collaboration case studies below.

How do we work with policy and practice?

Ideas for DECIPHer research projects come from academia, policy and practice. Research ideas are developed into funded projects through research development groups – small working groups, typically consisting of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners.

A research development group crystallises the initial idea into a specific research question, develops an appropriate research design, and bids for grant funding. This enables policy and practice partners to be fully involved in developing DECIPHer research from the very beginning.

We are always keen to discuss new research ideas and possibilities for collaboration. If you work in public health policy or practice and would like to be involved in research relevant to DECIPHer’s aims, we would be pleased to hear from you. Please email us at DECIPHer@Cardiff.ac.uk or contact the programme lead for your area of interest to discuss how we can work together.

Collaborating with DECIPHer

What is it like to work with us? We asked three of our key collaborators to tell us about their experiences.

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