Research Assistant in Applied Health Research - Faculty of Medicine & Health

Expiring today

United Kingdom
£27,025 to £32,236
Jun 13, 2019
Jun 24, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Research Assistant to work in the School of Healthcare on an exciting health services realist evidence synthesis funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Services & Delivery Research programme.

There is a need in the UK to improve experiences of mental health crisis care and to design services and interventions that are effective, timely, and accessible to all those in need. It is therefore vital to develop mental health crisis interventions from a theoretical understanding of the mechanisms that produce the desired outcomes and in which contexts these work best.

The realist evidence synthesis (MH-CREST) aims to identify mechanisms to explain how, for whom and in what circumstances community mental health crisis services work to resolve crises. The realist approach is a participative method of synthesis that involves an iterative process of testing emergent programme theories against empirical evidence, data from policy documents and primary data from engagement with a mixed group of expert stakeholders. The project design will involve an iterative cycle of programme theory identification, evidence searches, quality appraisal, theory testing, and stakeholder engagement. The study team and stakeholder group are multi-disciplinary and include people with lived experience of mental health crises.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: Dr Nicola Clibbens Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1221, Email:

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