New Senior Research Associate post in Sociology

Date: 15 July 2009

Part-time Senior Research Associate

Fixed-term 0.5 FTE contract for 14 months beginning January 2010

Working under the direction of Dr Celia Roberts and Dr Imogen Tyler the successful applicant will undertake primarily ethnographic research with childbirth organisations and professionals at local and national level. This research forms part of a European Union funded project into patient organisations (EPOKS) in which four member states are involved.

Patient organisations and 'health activists' have become a site of intensive research interest and political commentary in Europe and this post offers an outstanding opportunity to work as a researcher on an exciting new project on patient/health activist organisations within Europe.

The Lancaster part of this project focuses on childbirth organisations in the UK and will be based in the Sociology Department at Lancaster University and we imagine that the empirical research will be done in Lancaster and surrounding area.

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CLOSING DATE: 23/07/2009

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Further information

Associated staff: Celia Roberts, Imogen Tyler

Associated departments and research centres: Centre for Bioethics and Medical Law, Centre for Disability Research CeDR, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, Centre for Science Studies, Sociology