Research Fellow in Health, Well-being and Economy

Deadline: 13 March 2019
Location: UK (Plymouth)
Description: This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed term basis for a period of 3 years due to funding. The position is available from 1st May 2019 to 30th April 2022 based in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (with links to the School of Psychology) at the University of Plymouth. This 3 year (36 month) post is part of an exciting Horizon 2020 project ‘RURITAGE’ (, a collaboration between 40 EU and non-EU organisations and institutions. You will be expected to apply economic, social and behavioural research methods to: a) elicit perceptions and behaviour patterns from rural communities regarding drivers of sustainable development through interviews, surveys, workshops and focus groups; b) design and conduct training with partners in economic and social data collection and decision support tools; and c) analyse data and write up reports and communicate results. You will work within a multi-disciplinary team based at the University of Plymouth including Dr Lynda Rodwell, Dr Sabine Pahl, Dr John Martin and Professor Iain Stewart. The Ruritage project team is multi-disciplinary, including social sciences, psychology, geography and environmental sciences, and is based in the cities and rural regions across Europe and beyond. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly able individual who has a multidisciplinary perspective. You must be capable of working well independently and as part of a team when required. You will be expected to collaborate extensively with all other collaborating partners. The post will also involve extensive travel to collaborating countries in Europe for research as well as training programme delivery.


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