College of Humanities

This part time (0.5FTE) post is available from September 2021 until August 2023 to participate in a highly collaborative and exciting two-year project examining how community-informed training can be effectively delivered to General Practitioners (GPs) working with patients experiencing poverty-related mental distress.

The post

You will work closely with community partners to co-deliver short training and discussion sessions with GPs and practice managers; undertake quantitative analysis of local prescribing and health inequalities data; and use qualitative methods (interviews, focus groups) with communities and GPs to elicit insight into existing mental health prescribing practice, the feasibility and acceptability of the training, and the potential for practice-based change. This post will be based within South West England, but will involve some collaborative working across partner sites in London and North West England. 

This post is hosted by the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration PenARC. It is funded via the NIHR’s National Priority Area Research Programme 2020-23 via the ‘Health and care inequalities’ Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Consortium. This Consortium is led by the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) North East and North Cumbria (NENC).

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

About you

You will:

  • be able to work closely with community partners and health professionals to establish how the mental health-based training can be most effectively delivered to GPs and practice managers and inform wider roll out of the training
  • possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study e.g. social sciences, public health, health services research
  • possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to deliver the training and research to the highest possible standard
  • be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

    With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.


    We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave
  • options for flexible working
  • onsite gyms and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Further information

    Interviews are expected to take place on the 24th August.

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