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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Health Services Research/Sociology of Health & illness

School of Biomedical Sciences

Salary:   Lecturer - £43,437 - £49,584 per annum
Senior Lecturer - £50,897 - £56,764 per annum
Release Date:   Monday 15 May 2023
Closing Date:   Sunday 02 July 2023
Interview Date:   Wednesday 19 July 2023
Reference:   BIO013

The University of West London (UWL) is ranked the best modern* university (non-specialist) in London in the Complete University Guide 2023.

We were also named University of the Year for Student Experience and Teaching Quality in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, being described by the editor as “regularly among the top-performing universities” and proving that “it is possible for a London-based institution to achieve outstanding levels of student satisfaction beyond other universities”.  

*University status awarded in or after 1992

The School 

The School of Biomedical Sciences was established in 2020 at the University of West London to provide a modern, research-driven learning environment. We host postgraduate taught courses in Dementia Studies, Person-Centred Health and Social Care, and Bioinformatics that attract graduates working in a range of settings including the NHS and industry.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a newly established team of dementia researchers and educators. The Geller Institute of Ageing and Memory delivers research and education that informs and improves quality of care and support for people living with dementia, their families, and health and social staff caring for them. We are an interdisciplinary team that includes expertise in sociology, nursing, social policy, psychology, health policy, law, bioethics, epidemiology, and philosophy, hence our research draws upon a wide range of methodologies and is informed by our diverse disciplinary approaches.

For more information about our current academic staff, please visit our website:

The Role 

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual to deliver capacity building and strengthen research activities and grant capture within the Geller Institute of Ageing and Memory (GIAM). The post will have operational responsibility for leading and promoting the development and delivery of interdisciplinary collaborative funding applications. Leading collaborations by developing strong internal and external collaborative partners and networks, identifying funding opportunities, producing policy, practice, and research synthesis, leading the planning and management of teams and resources, with responsibility for resolving problems and working with research support staff, through to the delivery of high-quality funding applications. The post holder will be encouraged to hold research grants as co-applicant, Co-PI, and PI.

The Person

The successful applicant will have a relevant post graduate qualification and a strong track record of mixed methods as applied to health services research and excellent qualitative and quantitative methodological skills appropriate to career stage. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with expertise in dementia and ageing research, health inequalities, co-production, intervention development, global health, and sustainability.

How to Apply 

To apply click on ‘Apply Online’ and fill out the application form. Further information about the application process can be found here:

Please email  if you need any assistance with the application process.

Interviews are expected to be held on Wednesday 19h July 2023.

For informal enquiries about the position please contact:

Prof Katie Featherstone

Director of the Geller Institute of Ageing and Memory


Additional Information 

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We welcome applications from individuals who do not have a fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Should you be successful and do not hold an HEA fellowship you will be asked to complete one within 2 years of appointment as a condition of your continued employment. Depending on eligibility this may take the form of an advanced Level 7 apprenticeship in teaching which means that you will spend 20% of your work in off-the-job study.

Our department/school is under-represented in terms of staff from BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds, of LGBT+ identities, and with disabilities. UWL is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter, and is a Disability Confident Employer as well as a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those mentioned above to increase diversity in our workforce.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant field with a demonstrable track record of research within the field.

An Enhanced DBS Certificate is required for this post (to be undertaken upon appointment).

This position does not meet the University criteria for Skilled Worker sponsorship

We will intermittently review the applications as part of this open advert, therefore if successful, you will be shortlisted and contacted at any time. 

The University of West London reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found

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