Research Associate: Ethnic inequality in severe mental illness

Job Reference : HUM-11172
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 18/01/2018
Salary : £31,604 to £37,706 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities
Division : Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Available from February 2018 to 31 January 2022

We are recruiting a Research Associate with a good understanding of and experience with qualitative, particularly ethnographic, research methods and experience of quantitative research methods to work within the Synergi Collaborative Centre (

Synergi is a Centre of Excellence on ‘ethnic inequalities and severe mental illness', funded by a strategic award from Lankelly Chase. The centre is formed of a partnership between Professor James Nazroo at the University of Manchester, Ms Joy Francis, Executive Director of Words of Colour Productions, and Professor Kamaldeep Bhui (PI) at Queen Mary University of London. The work will generate a systematic understanding of how the clustering of severe and multiple disadvantage relates to broader social and structural forces, how this relates to the operation of systems that generate or sustain ethnic inequalities in the risk and experience of severe mental illness, and thereby identifying opportunities for reducing and preventing ethnic inequalities.

Interviews will be held on 1 February 2018

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as male candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from men. All appointments will be made on merit. 

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Prof James Nazroo, Professor of Sociology & Director of Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity


Tel:  0161 275 2495

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

Further Particulars


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