The University of Wolverhampton

Research Fellow (ICRD)

Wolverhampton Campus
Faculty of Arts, Business and Social Sciences
Contract Type
Advert Status
35,844 - 42,793 pa (pro rata for part-time)
Closing Date
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Part-time 0.5fte post, 3 Year Fixed Term Contract


We are seeking a talented and ambitious researcher to join the Institute for Community Research and Development.


The Institute for Community Research and Development (ICRD) was established in 2017 to undertake applied research that drives policy developments, delivers effective community-based transformational projects, and promotes social mobility. Working collaboratively with local communities, ICRD uses interdisciplinary expertise to affect positive change in local communities, increase knowledge, and shape local and national policy. ICRD works to improve the lives of individuals in the region, and works with partners to champion for change. Our core themes are: inequality and social analysis; immigration and migration; criminal justice and violence reduction.


Researchers in ICRD and the Centre for Psychological Research (CPR) are conducting research on wellbeing and resilience in the Covid-19 era and beyond. The UK faces complex challenges in public health and mental health and this research will explore ways of meeting some of these challenges with a particular focus on wellbeing within communities and within frontline workers.


The University of Wolverhampton is the University of Opportunity and is continuing to invest significantly in its research infrastructure to promote a research active environment, with innovative research, focusing on discovery, informed teaching and scholastic excellence as a means of promoting academic excellence and business and community engagement. It has a long and distinguished history of providing applied research that drives policy developments, of delivering effective community-based transformational projects and of promoting social mobility.


We welcome applications from outstanding candidates who can contribute to our successful Institute and its ambitious plans. To be considered for this Research Fellow post you will be an experienced researcher, qualified to PhD level with expertise in one or more of the following: the health and well-being of marginalised communities; engagement with social prescribing programmes; the well-being of frontline workers.


You will have a strong profile and experience of applied research, with relevant and appropriate research methodologies and strong qualitative research skills. You will have experience spanning all stages of the research-project cycle, from project design, literature review, to reporting and disseminating. You will have a track record of accessing external funding and strong and flexible teamwork skills. You will be a team-player and demonstrate the ability to communicate with effectively partners from across research, practice, third sector and lay communities.


There may be opportunities to contribute to postgraduate supervision and teaching.


For further information about this post please contact Prof Laura Caulfield, Director of ICRD on


The University of Wolverhampton celebrates diversity and recognises that difference brings value to our organisation.

As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of staff body reflects the diversity of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity).

We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident employer status, included in the Stonewall list of employers and are working towards improving our practices against Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter. We believe in creating an even playing field for all our colleagues, where we can all belong.


Living Wage  Stonewall Diversity Champion  Disability Confident    Athena SWAN Gender Charter BronzeREC Charter Bronze



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