Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Academic Development and Services
London College of Communication - Elephant and Castle
Part time
Fixed Term
16 months

13 July 2018 23:55

23 July 2018
£37,265 - £44,708 pro rata per annum

RIPEN - Re-envisioning Infection Practice Ecologies in Nursing - is a two year AHRC funded programme as part of its Antimicrobial Resistance in the built environment call. Nurses consitute the largest professional healthcare workforce and typically nurses have numerous daily interactions with healthy and ill individuals, family members, community groups and other care professionals. As such nurses have huge potential to make every contact count to reduce inappropriate prescribing and demand for antibiotics, and to enhance the effectiveness of those prescribed. Using a range of arts and humanities approaches this reseach will engage nursing staff  to visualize and re-envision nursing practices in relation to the challenges of AMR.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will support the Principal Investigator (PI) and the Co-Investigator (CI) in the fulfilment of RIPEN project deliverables. Key responsibilities will include:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To work with the project team to develop visual tools to engage nurses in discussions around AMR.
  • To undertake relevant literature review in relation to research into collaborative design in healthcare contexts particularly with reference to infection practices and control.
  • To create visual templates and prompts for workshop activities.
  • To contribute to the development and delivery of collaborative workshop activities with hospital and community based nurses.
  • To contribute to the analysis of the challenges, strength and added value of deploying particular arts and humanities approaches in health services research.
  • To contribute to the development of priorities around AMR and nursing practices that will inform policy, planning, education and further research.
  • To support the communication of the project through social media and a research blog.
  • To liaise with PI and CI to ensure the smooth running of the project.
  • To participate in collaborative research with the PI and CI.
  • To contribute to the outcomes of the project through an involvement in the preparation and presentation of papers at conferences, contributions to refereed journals, and the editing and/or authoring of book chapters where appropriate.
London College of Communication is a pioneering world leader in design and media education. With the communications sector constantly evolving at a rapid speed, we work at the cutting edge of new thinking and developments to prepare our students for successful careers in the creative industries of the future. Our course provision reflects the breadth of expertise housed within the most diverse creative agency including: journalism, advertising, PR and publishing; photography; film, television and sound; communications and media; graphic communication; spatial communication; design cultures; and interactive and visual communication.

You will have relevant experience of service design, design ethnography, co-design and prototyping as PG and Doctoral Level. In addition, you will an interest health care and social design. You will be expected to be confident in Adobe Creative Suite Software and to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.

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