Research Programme Manager (Senior Research Fellow)

University of Leeds

United Kingdom


Are you an ambitious research manager looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in applied health research? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

The National Institute for Health Research has funded a 30-month, large mixed methods study about prison healthcare within its Health Services and Delivery Research Programme. The study aims to explore gaps and variations in the quality of primary care for prisoners and identify ways of improving the quality of care. There are four inter-linking work packages.

You will manage the overall programme, co-ordinate the activities of the research staff and co-investigators, and play a key role in the successful completion of the various work packages. You will have previously managed or co-ordinated a large programme of research at a high level, involving multiple stakeholders and organisations. Ideally, this previous experience would have been gained in a healthcare context. 

You will be responsible for: primary stakeholder engagement, project management, budget management, taking the lead for our patient and public involvement strategy, working closely with Spectrum People (our main Patient and Public Engagement partner), initiating and implementing all service level agreements and collaboration agreements, organising and convening the quarterly steering committee. We expect you to be involved in the academic aspects of the whole programme of work, as and when appropriate, playing to the methodological strengths of the successful candidate. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Laura Sheard, Principal Research Fellow

Telephone: 01274 382828, email: 

Professor Robbie Foy, Professor of Primary Care

Telephone: 0113-34-34879, email: 

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Silver award in 2016.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

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