Research Assistant in Mental Health

University of Nottingham School of Health Sciences

United Kingdom

Research Assistant (fixed term)

Closing Date
Thursday, 22nd April 2021
Job Type
School of Health Sciences - Institute of Mental Health
£27511 to £30046 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to join the world-leading Recovery Research Team led by Professor Mike Slade, within the School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham.

In England, there are an increasing number of Recovery Colleges, however there is limited research investigation into their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. The successful candidate will work with Professor Mike Slade and co-PI Dr Claire Henderson (King’s College London) on the NIHR funded RECOLLECT 2 programme grant. Using a mixed-methods design, RECOLLECT 2 aims to understand how Recovery Colleges can provide the most benefit to people who use mental health services.

Candidates should have a first degree or equivalent in a relevant social science of health related discipline. The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge of mental health research and have experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods. There may be an opportunity to undertake a self-funded PhD as part of this role. 

The position will be offered on fixed-term contract available from 1 June 2021 until 30 November 2024 (42 months). Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week), however job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Mike Slade ( or Dr Daniel Hayes ( Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit;

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