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Research Associate in The Impact of an Improvised Music-Making Programme on Care Home Staff and Family Carer Wellbeing
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-018711

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 26/04/2022

Salary: Grade 6, £33,309 to £40,927 pro rata, per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine Health

Division: Division of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work

Hours Per Week: 0.6 FTE

Contract Duration: From 1 June 2022 until 30 November 2023

School / Directorate: School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for one fixed term, part-time (0.6WTE; 3 days a week) post of Research Associate. The post is tenable from 1 June 2022 until 30 November 2023 for the study: ‘The impact of an improvised music-making programme on care home staff and family carer wellbeing: a process evaluation’ funded by NIHR School for Social Care Research (SSCR) and situated in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, with an opportunity to be co-located at the main offices of Manchester Camerata.

The successful candidate will have a record of excellence in one or more of the following areas:

  • The ‘in the moment’ evaluation of improvised music-making for people living with dementia.
  • Socially engaged arts.
  • Creative social research methods.
  • Embodied care studies and practices.

You will be part of a team of researchers led by PI Professor John Keady, supported by Co-Is Professor Alys Young (University of Manchester), Professor Caroline Bithell (University of Manchester), Dr Alexander Gagatsis (University of Manchester), Lizzie Hoskin (Manchester Camerata) and Cathy Riley (Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust). The PDRA is a key part of an 18-month research project exploring the impact of Manchester Camerata’s ‘Music in Mind Remote’ service on care home staff and attending family carers of people living with dementia and the subsequent creation of a logic model.

The School/Department is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School/Department holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

 Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered

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

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor John Keady

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

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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