Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition

Requisition ID: 5281
Location: Newcastle, GB
Contract Type: Open Ended
Working Pattern: Full Time
Posted Date: 06-Oct-2020
Salary: Lecturer: £41,526 - £49,553 per annum
Senior Lecturer: £51,034 - £54,131 per annum
Closing Date: 6 November 2020

Working with Fuse Director Professor Ashley Adamson to undertake research and teaching in nutrition within the Population Health Science Institute and in Newcastle University Centre of Research Excellence (NUCoRE) in Healthier Lives.

The role
Development of a focussed programme of innovative research which complements existing research. There is particular opportunity to develop work in assessment of food intake within the Institute and across the University. This would build on the existing work that has led to the development and extensive use of Intake24, an open-source self-completed computerised dietary recall system based on multiple-pass 24-hour recall.  Developing an effective strategy for attracting research funding from major national research funders (including NIHR and MRC) enabling building a vibrant research group. Engaging with the research agendas of Fuse (Centre for Translational Research in Public Health), the NIHR funded North East and North Cumbria Applied Research Collaboration (NE&NC ARC), NIHR funded School for Public Health Research and the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) addressing challenges faced by developing countries.

The main purpose of this role is to lead and further develop research and teaching in public health nutrition, to include dietary assessment and survey methodology. As part of this role you will be expected to contribute to curriculum development and the wider academic, scholarly and professional requirements of the School.

You should have a PhD in Nutrition and ability to contribute to the research agenda in public health and nutrition. You should have demonstrated ability to conduct high quality research that commands international recognition including an excellent record of publications in high quality journals suitable for Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission. You should have expertise in the design and conduct of research in context of food policy, food environments, populations and individuals including all aspects of research ethics, good clinical practice and research governance. You should have evidence of ability, and willingness, to work as part of a team and on your own initiative. Experience of supervising and mentoring Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and experience of successful PhD supervision is essential for appointment at Senior Lecturer (SL) and desirable for Lecturer (L) appointment. Experience of university teaching at undergraduate and/ or post-graduate level is essential for appointment at SL and desirable for L appointment.

The level of appointment will be determined by meeting the requirements of the person specification and job description. Appointment at Senior Lecturer level should demonstrate significant achievement in research/scholarship, teaching, and leadership in an HE environment.

Please follow these links to find out more about the Centre for Healthier Lives (NUCoRE), the Human Nutrition Research Centre, and to learn about research within the Population Health Sciences Institute.

To find out more about this opportunity please visit the Newcastle University Job webpage or contact Fuse Director Professor Ashley Adamson at (

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