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Your discipline. Your passion. Our success, together. 

About You 

You will have experience of undertaking research with children and/or young people and/or families, preferably within health care settings along with the experience of collecting research data, especially interviews, observations and surveys. You will feel confident working within a children’s hospital and engaging with children, young people, parents and health professionals. Your excellent organisational skills, strong interpersonal skills and ability to liaise and work sensitively and creatively with children, young people, parents and health professionals will ensure your success within our highly motivated and enthusiastic team.

About the Role 

You will be part of the DETECT (Dynamic Electronic Tracking and Escalation to reduce Critical care Transfers) (NIHR i4i Award) study focusing on detecting deterioration early in children who are in hospital. You will also be working on other child and family health research studies. You will be a dynamic and approachable individual who will take a key role in coordinating, managing and undertaking the qualitative component of the DETECT study. 

In the DETECT study you will be engaged in undertaking qualitative data collection (ethnographic observation, conversational and/or focused interviews, electronic surveys), data analysis (primarily qualitative), report writing and producing other documentation, you will also support dissemination. This is an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the DETECT study and to other important projects and to join the staff within the Children, Young People and Families research theme in Faculty of Health and Social Care.


We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.

From the moment you join us you have the opportunity to enhance your skills. We offer various routes for progression, a range of specialist development sessions and academic development opportunities along with an award winning and comprehensive staff health & wellbeing programme (HR Excellence Awards 2017). This means you will receive a full academic induction, be enrolled if appropriate on our PGCTHE, benefit from the Edge Hill University CPD scheme (UKPSF) and our annual University Learning and Teaching day all to support your professional development. 

This is just a taste of what we are able to offer you at Edge Hill University.

About Us

Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

We are recognised for our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award also celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Professor Bernie Carter, Professor of Children’s Nursing at

Closing Date: 21 Feb 2019
Category: Academic

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