Job opportunity: Understanding decision making processes and contexts for urban health

We have a new 0.6FTE, four year post based here at ECEHH and collaborating with colleagues at University of Liverpool and Edinburgh. The post will contribute to the GroundsWell project.

We are looking for someone with experience of Realist or related methods used to understand complex systems, and with an interest in how urban greenspace can contribute to improving public health. The post is available at either at Postdoctoral Research Associate or Postdoctoral Research Fellow level, depending on experience and qualifications.

The post is part of the Prevention Research Partnership funded GroundsWell project ‘GroundsWell:
Community-engaged and Data-informed Systems Transformation of Urban Green and Blue Space for
Population Health’
which aims to drive community innovation applying systems science that maximise the
contribution of urban green and blue space to the primary prevention of, and reduction of inequalities in, non-communicable diseases in urban settings.

The post will contribute to Work Package six of GroundsWell, co-led by University of Exeter and Liverpool, and will explore: 1) how do the diverse complex of actors conceptualise and implement UGBS for health and co-benefits, and where is responsibility or accountability considered to lie; 2) what are the key motivators, facilitators or challenges for collaborative policy and decision making and how have constraints been overcome; and 3) what works to enhance co-beneficial policy and decision making for UGBS within a complex adaptive system.

For more information and to apply visit the University of Exeter recruitment pages (the reference is P81829). The closing date for completed applications is 16/08/2022. Interviews are expected to take place in August.

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