APPLY: Research Assistant in Mental Health, Middlesex University

Location: London
Salary: £33,879 to £38,854 including outer London weighting
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st February 2023
Closes: 7th March 2023
Job Ref: HED472

£33,879 – £38,854 per annum including outer London weighting


Ref: HED472

The Department of Mental Health & Social Work is one of the leading drivers of university-based social and health care research in the UK. The department is home to a broad range of researchers whose interests are primarily in applied areas of practice and policy.

Reflecting this we have active research interests in relation to the care and treatment of adults with mental health problems; people who misuse drugs and alcohol and social work practice. The Department is committed to developing its research culture. It contains 3 research centres – the Drug & Alcohol Research Centre (DARC), the Research Centre for Transcultural Studies in Health (RCTSH), the Centre for Co-production in Mental Health.

Aside from these concentrated specialisms in research, the department is also home to a number of researchers whose interests are primarily in applied areas of practice and policy. Our research is characterised by inter-professional working with many colleagues working collaboratively on common areas of practice, research methodology or policy concern. There are also strong links and synergies between the research conducted by our staff and their everyday teaching interests and practices. The department also has a strong focus on service user involvement and co-production both in relation to healthcare, research and education.

This underpins our working practice and feeds significantly into our pedagogic research. Research Assistant (Barriers to help-seeking in the Royal Air Force Family)

The post holder will report to Dr Amy Pritchard and work full-time on a Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund research project: Barriers to help-seeking in the Royal Air Force Family. The project aims to focus specifically on the barriers to help-seeking amongst the RAF family, and to identify recommendations to address these within the military, and charity sector. This project intends to explore in depth, the perceived barriers to help-seeking that exist amongst RAF personnel, RAF veterans and partners of those currently serving. This qualitative work will add context to previous quantitative research that indicates barriers to help-seeking may be an area of importance within the RAF.

The successful applicant is likely to have some experience in qualitative research in a relevant health field. A strong track record of undertaking qualitative data analysis will be essential to the role. The postholder will be required to work collaboratively with the funder and work to strict timescales. It would be expected that the post holder will contribute to the production of academic publications, presentations and writing reports. Experience of research relating to the military or help-seeking behaviours would be advantageous.

To discuss the post further please contact: Associate Lecturer in Mental Health, Dr Amy Pritchard –

Closing Date: 7th March 2023

Interview Date: 13th March 2023

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