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Lecturer in Ageing
Organisation: Lancaster University
Location: Lancaster
Website: www.lancaster.ac.uk
Contact Email: c.milligan@lancaster.ac.uk j.simpson2@lancaster.ac.uk s.giga@lancaster.ac.uk
Deadline: 15 March 2017
Salary: £33,943 to £38,183

The Division of Health Research (DHR) within Lancaster University’s Faculty of Health and Medicine is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Ageing to join an innovative department with a high quality research active environment offering a range of postgraduate courses. We are looking for an exceptional individual to support teaching on our two newly approved blended learning PhDs in Ageing and Dementia Studies and our new Masters in Ageing (intakes expected in September 2017). Effective doctoral level supervision will also be expected. You will be expected to consolidate an emerging research profile in line with the priorities and interests within the Division. In particular there will be excellent opportunities to pursue research into ageing, and particularly from a social science perspective. You will be able to join the University’s Centre for Ageing Research, a multidisciplinary centre which conducts and facilitates a wide range of world-leading research – biological, psychological, social science, socio-technical, public health - relevant to ageing.
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Professor in Applied Health Research; Professor in Applied Social Care Research; and, Professor/Associate Professor in Health Care
Organisation: Northumbria University
Location: Newcastle
Website: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/work-for-us/
Contact Email: catherine.exley@northumbria.ac.uk
Deadline: 06 June 2017
Salary: Competitive

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University seeks to appoint to three new key research leadership roles: Professor in Applied Health Research; Professor in Applied Social Care Research; and, Professor/Associate Professor in Health Care.
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PhD studentship - dementia and sports reminiscence
Organisation: Association for Dementia Studies
Location: University of Worcester
Website: http://www.worc.ac.uk/discover/phd-studentships.html
Contact Email: simon.evans@worc.ac.uk
Deadline: 07 June 2017
Salary: a tax free bursary of £13,863 for a period of 3 years • a fee-waiver for 4 years

The University of Worcester is seeking to grow its interdisciplinary research capacity in Dementia Studies and the socio-cultural aspects of sport, exercise, and the body. In particular, the University wishes to strengthen its research on the varied roles that the cultural dimensions of sport (in particular, sporting reminiscence, memory and nostalgia) may have in the (re)construction of identities, communities and experiences of individuals with dementia. To this end, the University of Worcester is offering a full time 3-year fully-funded PhD studentship in the following area: Dementia and Sports reminiscence, memory and nostalgia: Engaging with the cultural dimensions of sport as a means of improving community engagement for people living with dementia.
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Research Associate at the Association for Dementia Studies
Organisation: Association for Dementia Studies
Location: University of Worcester
Website: http://worc.ac.uk/community/job-vacancy-research-associate.html
Contact Email: simon.evans@worc.ac.uk
Deadline: 11 June 2017
Salary: £25,298 - £31,076 pa

The Research Associate will form part of a research team led by Professor Dawn Brooker (Director for the Association of Dementia Studies). The Research Associate will form part of a research team led by Professor Dawn Brooker (Director for the Association of Dementia Studies) to support the delivery of an Alzheimer’s Society Grant “Delivering Excellent Care Every Day for People Living with Advanced Dementia: Namaste Care Intervention UK”. The Research Associate will assist with literature reviewing, participant recruitment, in-depth interviewing and qualitative data analysis, baseline and follow-up assessment of research participants in all stages of the research, undertake data entry, write reports and contribute to publications. They may also be required to work on other research projects. The project The Association for Dementia Studies has been awarded an implementation grant from the Alzheimer’s Society to carry out a 3 year project from 1st October 2016. The overall aim is to help UK-based care homes to provide better care for people with advanced dementia by an evidence based intervention that provides a practical, systematic approach to meet the physical, sensory and emotional needs of people living with advanced dementia. Namaste is a multi-component intervention developed in the USA shown to reduce distress behaviours, pain, use of antipsychotics, hypnotics and depressive symptoms and inappropriate hospitalisation in people living with advanced dementia. In this project evidence from research and practice in the UK to date will be synthesised to establish the optimal intervention. The a series of six implementation studies utilising Kotter’s 8-step process for change management will be undertaken in care homes posing different challenges (e.g. size, training, skill-mix). This will establish effectiveness and acceptability, including feedback from care homes, staff and people living with dementia and their families in addition to preliminary costing model. The outcome will be an in-depth description of the optimal intervention in the form of a guidance manual together with expert practitioners who can support the establishment of new programmes. The optimal intervention will then be ready to roll out across care homes with information about how to implement it successful, costs, staffing and resource use. This will include guidance on how to deal with common barriers e.g. competing priorities, lack of time, staff changes, engaging families and regulators. An on-line “Community of Namaste Practice” will be developed to gather feedback from multiple sites throughout the research. This will also be a major vehicle for generating and maintaining interest in implementation for further rollout.
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Research Fellow: Evaluation and Community Support (Work With Older People)
Organisation: The University of Manchester - School of Social Sciences
Location: Manchester
Website: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BBG483/research-fellow-evaluation-and-community-support-work-with-older-people/
Contact Email: christopher.phillipson@manchester.ac.uk
Deadline: 11 June 2017
Salary: £39,324 to £48,327

Applications are sought for a full-time Research Fellow (Grade 7) to join the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) and The Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research on a Big Lottery funded grant in association with GMCVO (Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation). The post is part of a major programme of work – Ambition for Ageing – led by Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO), funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.
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New Blended Learning Doctoral Programmes in Ageing and Dementia at Lancaster University
Organisation: Lancaster University
Website: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fhm/study/phd-study/phd-by-blended-learning/
Deadline: 02 October 2017

The new Blended Learning Doctoral Programmes in Ageing and Dementia at Lancaster University are now being advertised.
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Postgraduate Programmes in Gerontology & Ageing Studies
Organisation: The Centre for innovative Ageing at Swansea University
Location: Swansea
Website: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/humanandhealthsciences/gerontology-and-ageing/
Contact Email: mailto:p.nash@swansea.ac.uk
Deadline: 31 December 2018

Complete a postgraduate qualification in Gerontology and Ageing Studies and be part of a sought-after community of leaders in ageing research, practice, and scholarship. The Centre for innovative Ageing at Swansea University offers a host of postgraduate programmes in Gerontology and Ageing studies to match the levels you require for professional and personal development. These include a Masters award, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate and Stand-alone modules in Gerontology and Ageing Studies. Each of the courses acknowledge that ageing is accompanied by biological and psychological changes, but takes a holistic approach to ageing. It shifts the central focus from the medical model of ageing to one that encompasses a range of disciplines and views ageing more positively.
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