Senior Research Fellow (Physical Activity and Health)

Post date: 02-Mar-2017 12:49:24

Health And Wellbeing


Grade 8 - £38,183 to £48,327 dependent on experience

The Centre for Sport and Exercise Science (CSES) undertakes research across the full continuum of sport and exercise science, physical activity and health - offering a wide range of consultancy services to exercise and health groups and elite and professional sport.

Collaboration with partners is a vital aspect of our work. These partnerships with clinical and sports governing bodies, professional and amateur sports clubs, and individual sport performers, make Sheffield unique.

One excellent example is Move More, a whole-system culture change physical activity plan delivered alongside the London 2012 Olympic legacy body the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM). The programme aims to transform Sheffield into the UK's most active city by 2020.You will develop and lead research of an international standard in physical activity, health, or allied areas of behaviour change - working with a multi-disciplinary team of exercise and sport psychologists, engineers, as well as an array of clinical collaborators and public health practitioners.

You will have:

A record of publication e.g. conference papers, journal articles and client reports.

Evidence of income generation e.g. a good track-record in attracting research grants or consultancy in the field of physical activity.

Confidence when liaising with a variety of stakeholders from different sectors including local authority, NHS, patient panels, medical charities and business.

Ideally you will also have:

Been submitted in REF 2014.

Experience of researching or evaluating community-based physical activity and health programmes.

Membership of a professional organisation with relevant accreditation e.g. BASES or BPS.

If you are offered this post you will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service. A criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working at Sheffield Hallam University but its relevance to the duties of the post will need to be assessed before the appointment is confirmed.

For non-EU applicants, we are unlikely to be able to offer a certificate of sponsorship for this job (unless you are switching from a student visa), so you should only apply if you already have unrestricted permission to work in the UK.

Contact Person :Professor Ian Maynard

Contact Number :0114 225 4339

Date Advertised :01-Mar-2017

Closing Date :26-Mar-2017

Employment Type :Permanent - Full Time

Location :Collegiate Campus

Job number :026342