Research and Knowledge Exchange Facilitator (College of Business, Psychology & Sport)
Worcester, UK
20h ago

The University is seeking a Research & Knowledge Exchange Facilitator. The post-holder will sit in the Research Office but will be allocated to facilitate Research and Knowledge Exchange (RKE) in the College of Business, Psychology and Sport.

Working closely with and supporting the College Director of Research & Knowledge Exchange, the post-holder will provide support for researchers across the College to develop their RKE activity, in particular through finding funding opportunities, but also through facilitating ethical approval processes, through supporting REF submissions in the College, through raising the profile of RKE and through effective reporting on RKE activity in College.

The Location :

Worcester is a beautiful city situated in the heart of England on the banks of the River Severn, which combines a number of historical associations with all the modern amenities of a city.

Located close to the M5 motorway and with direct rail links with Birmingham and London, Worcester is easily accessed yet is still close to the Malvern’s, the Welsh borders, the Wye Valley and the Cotswolds.

The University :

The University of Worcester is one of the fastest growing HEIs in the UK. It is a progressive, friendly institution, which currently welcomes over 12,000 full time and part time students a year.

It offers excellent courses with flexible study options, and as the only University in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, it enjoys strong vocational links with the business, creative, education, health and social care communities.

Research at Worcester :

Research at the University of Worcester has grown significantly over the last 15 years. This growth was demonstrated in the outcomes of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014) which saw Worcester as the most improved University in the UK based on Research Fortnight’s Research Power measure.

Its continuing growth is reflected in its submission to REF 2021 which saw a 50% increase in staff submitted. It is expected that the outcomes of REF 2021 to be published in Spring 2022 will show a further increase in the quality of our research.

The University has a number of areas of particular research strength, most notably, Dementia research. The Association for Dementia Studies, since its inception in 2009, has earned a world-wide reputation for its research focused on enhancing the care experience for those living with dementia.

  • The University also has a diverse range of established and developing research groups in, for example : Adult Mental Health;
  • Aerobiology; Biomedical Research; Eco-system Services; Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing; and Plant Science.

    The University is committed to further developing its research profile, through a strategic approach to its support for and investment in research.

    It continues to provide a robust infrastructure for research. It has a well-established Research School which houses its growing research student body and which provides a comprehensive programme of researcher development for staff and students.

    Its growing Research Office is responsible for research funding, governance and strategy.

    We value diversity and wish to promote equality at all levels

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