Research Fellow - Improving Parental Engagement in Child Death Review (CDR)

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom
Grade 7, salary £31,406
Closing date
Jul 2, 2022

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To create and contribute to the creation of knowledge by undertaking a specified range of activities within the specific research project - Improving Parental Engagement in Child Death Review (CDR). This is a multi-method research project aiming to understand existing practice, and explore the views of parents and health professionals involved in CDR, then to co-design with clinicians and parents a best-practice toolkit for parental involvement in postneonatal CDR.

Role Summary
  • Work within specified research grants and projects and contribute to writing bids
  • Operate within area of specialism
  • Analyse and interpret research findings and results
  • Contribute to generating funding
  • Contribute to public understanding of the discipline

Main Duties
  • Develop research objectives and proposals for specified research, with assistance of a mentor if required
  • Analyse and interpret data
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
  • Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars etc
  • Contribute to developing new models, techniques and methods
  • Undertake management/administration arising from research
  • Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods, such as scientific experimentation, literature reviews, and research interviews
  • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters
  • Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines
  • Promotes equality and values diversity acting as a role model and fostering an inclusive working culture.

Person Specification
  • First degree in area of specialism and normally, a higher degree relevant to research area or equivalent qualifications
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • Contribute to the planning and organising of the research programme and/or specific research project
  • Co-ordinate own work with others to avoid conflict or duplication of effort
  • Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day to day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly

Further particulars can be found here:

Informal enquires to Daniella Gause, email:

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