“How better design can facilitate mobility, connectivity & wellbeing for older people” (Research Associate Job, Sheffield, deadline 15 July 2013)

Research Associate, Department of Town and Regional Planning, University of Sheffield

Job Reference Number: UOS0006661

Contract Type:  Fixed-term for a period of 36 months.
Salary: Grade 7 £28,685 to £36,298 per annum.
Closing Date: 15 July 2013
Based in the Department of Town and Regional Planning, the successful candidate will work on this EPSRC/ESRC/AHRC-funded research project, ‘How better design can facilitate mobility, connectivity & wellbeing for older people: A participatory approach to design research’.  Jointly managed with the School of Architecture and School of Health and Related Research, the project seeks to develop a better understanding about how the built environment might be better designed to encourage older people’s mobility.
You will contribute to work on all aspects of the project but will have particular responsibility for engaging with older people through innovative participatory research methods and liaising with a range of built environment professionals including planners, housing managers, highways engineers, and community health professionals, developing and managing relationships with key project stakeholders, and writing and disseminating project documents and outcomes.  Applicants should have, or be very close to completing, a PhD in a relevant subject (or demonstrate evidence of equivalent achievement) and have some experience of designing and conducting participatory research with vulnerable groups.  The anticipated start date for the Sheffield-based post is 1 October 2013.
Further details on the post can be found here.
For informal enquiries about this job and department, contact: Dr Malcolm Tait (0114 222 6919), or Professor Sarah Wigglesworth (0114 222 20338).

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