Research Fellow – Enabling Spaces Job at in London

Job Description

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to work on a three-year ESRC Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) awarded project: “Schools as Enabling Spaces to Improve Learning and Health-Related Quality of Life for Primary School Children in Rural Communities in South Africa”. This interdisciplinary, mixed methods project aims to advance theory and practice about how schools work effectively with families and communities in rural areas to create the optimal practices, cultures and conditions to strengthen their organisational and professional capacities and, through these, improve and sustain young children’s learning, health and wellbeing in the foundation phase of their primary schooling.

The main duties of the role are to conduct rapid evidence assessment (REA) and quantitative research under the supervision of senior colleagues from the fields of education, health, psychology and sociology. The quantitative research will include (but not limited to) collecting and analysing standardised large databases, quantitative measures on pupils’ health, wellbeing and cognitive and social development, and surveys from key stakeholders who are concerned with improving education and health outcomes of young children in disadvantaged rural communities.

This post is available from November 2020 until January 2023 in the first instance.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate degree in, or related to, at least one of these disciplinary areas: mental health and wellbeing, education, school improvement science, educational psychology. In addition, they will have proven evidence of strong quantitative research skills and knowledge of quantitative and/or evaluation research methods, and experience of applying these to answer research questions.

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of the page.

For further details about the post please email Professor Qing Gu (q.gu ucl.ac.uk).

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job.


In your application, please refer to myScience.uk and reference JobID 187940.

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