Research Fellow – 13273

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Brunel University London is looking to recruit a Research Fellow to run a funded research project in the Department of Clinical Sciences. The project is led by Dr Mellissa Prunty, Senior Lecturer – Occupational Therapy and will examine the impact of writing mode (handwriting versus typing) on writing performance in adolescents with handwriting difficulties.

In this mixed method project, participants will be assessed across a range of measures and key stakeholders will be interviewed in order to understand the contextual factors that inform decisions surrounding the use of word processors in exams. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the execution of the project and the analysis and interpretation of the data.

You will fulfil the role of running the research project and ensuring that the project milestones and outcomes are met.

  • A PhD in Psychology, Occupational Therapy, education or related field is essential.
  • You will have practical experience within a research environment particularly with assessing young people and working with schools.
  • You will demonstrate an ability to manage a research project and evidence research attainments is essential.
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written particularly when demonstrating the results of your research.
  • The ability to give presentations at academic/non-academic conferences and meetings is essential to the role.

Your primary responsibilities will involve taking a lead in contacting and recruiting schools to participate in the research. You will undertake data collection, assessing individual children using standardised measures of literacy, oral language and motor skills and take a lead in analysing data using appropriate data analytic tools. You will develop and maintain good working relationships with the schools and families within the research team throughout the life of the project. An essential criteria of the role is to prepare progress reports and other research outputs. You will also manage research assistants and students associated with the project.

The successful applicant will be based in London and will coordinate recruitment of schools and children and managing the data collection process.

The successful candidate will also need to meet the requirements of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Should you have any queries please contact: Dr Mellissa Prunty [email protected].

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