The Sussex Rudd Centre

The Rudd Centre at the University of Sussex is launching an innovative new opportunity for research-led leaders in the areas of Education, Social Work and Public Health to join a multi-disciplinary team led by Professor Gordon Harold of the School of Psychology and Director of the Sussex Rudd Centre.

Building on the internationally established reputation of the Sussex Rudd Centre to advance evidence-led scientific knowledge, practice improvements and policy impacts around vulnerable children and families, we are now moving to a new stage of development with a focus on improving interventions, support and services provided to children and families, with a focus on promoting world-leading professional service and practice standards to benefit UK families and children.

This is a truly innovative opportunity to engage research to improve practice, professional training and to promote real world impacts for disadvantaged and at-risk children and families. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Senior Lecturer in Child and Youth Wellbeing (Education) Ref: 2868

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Child and Youth Wellbeing (Education) to the School of Education and Social Work working in collaboration with the Sussex Rudd Centre.

We wish to appoint a specialist in the field of Child and Youth Wellbeing (Education) whose research and teaching embraces interdisciplinary approaches to promoting understanding of the interplay between family processes and children and young people’s health, mental health and development and will contribute to our world-leading expertise in this area at the University of Sussex.

You will have a track record of high quality publications, research funding and knowledge exchange activities in areas specific to and cognate with the focus of this post.

Together with colleagues in the School of Psychology, the Department of Social Work and Social Care, and the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, you will convene and contribute to specialist research-to-practice education and development programme aimed at front-line professionals (Continuing Professional Development), undergraduate and postgraduate students focusing on improved practice delivery for professionals working with vulnerable children and families.

You will provide research supervision to doctoral students, contribute as appropriate to other undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within the School of Education and Social Work and be expected to undertake appropriate administrative duties within the School/Department and University.

You will contribute to research and related activities within and across Sussex Rudd Centre partners, including the Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth, and the wider University and local communities.

For further information please contact Prof. Gordon Harold (Director, Sussex Rudd Centre, or Dr Simon Thompson, Head of Education (School of Education and Social Work, More information about the Rudd Centre

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 3 April 2018. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 25 April 2018.

This post is subject to a Satisfactory Enhanced Disclosures and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

For full details and how to apply see our vacancies page

The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity.

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