Post-doctoral research fellow (x2) - University of Birmingham

Posted 2021.03.23

The University of Birmingham wellbeing investment team are advertising two 4 year post-doctoral/research fellow positions to study how schools and workplaces invest in mental wellbeing. The post-holders will be key members of the new Wellcome Trust funded WISE (Wellbeing Investments in Schools and Employers) project, led by Prof Hareth Al-Janabi. The project will generate models of decision-making processes, investigate how schools and workplaces can be best supported to make equitable and efficient investments, and develop new research methods for studying how resources are allocated in organisations.


The two research fellows will each have responsibility for a project work package. They will develop relationships with schools, employers, and policy-makers, conduct in-depth primary and secondary research, and play an important role in ensuring the project delivers real research advances. They will be based within the Institute of Applied Health Research, with strong connections through the project, to other departments, as well to our national and international collaborators. We are keen to encourage applications from those with experience in public policy and social science research more generally, who could apply their skills to this topic. These are exciting opportunities for an early-career researcher to advance our practical and intellectual understanding of investing in mental wellbeing. They offer the post-holder the chance to apply (and further develop) qualitative and policy research skills in an environment where they will be well-supported with training and development opportunities. 


For further information please see: grade 7/post-doc/research fellow or grade 8/ senior post-doc/ research fellow 2.

The application deadline is April 12th, with an anticipated start date of July 1st.


Please feel free to contact Hareth ( for further details.