Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
School of Arts & Cultures
Hours of Work
Salary: £25,251 - £27,578 per annum (pro rata)
Closing Date: 6 July 2012
You will be part of a research team comprising of research associates who will focus on different art forms: music, literature and the visual arts. Your individual responsibilities will be: i) update an ongoing review of the relevant literature in visual arts and wellbeing for older people, ii) undertake individual qualitative interviews, and administer questionnaires, with participants of two types of workshops (artist-in-residence and art appreciation), iii) co-ordinate the smooth running of workshops. Your joint responsibilities with other members of the research team will be: i) analyse research data to inform the further development of a complex intervention in creative arts and wellbeing for older people ii) organise an end of project workshop and iii) input into the final project report.
You will hold a PhD/Master’s degree in social sciences or the humanities with experience of working in/knowledge of the field of visual arts and wellbeing. Knowledge of the current debates around active ageing, arts and wellbeing is desirable but not essential. You will have excellent communication and organisational ability with proven interviewing skills. Experience of working with participants in gathering personal life stories and in co-ordinating workshops is essential.
The Project: Ageing Creatively is a pilot study to explore the relation of creative arts interventions to wellbeing in later life (see weblink). This 18 month study (Dec 2011-May 2012) is funded by the Lifelong Health & Wellbeing programme of the Medical Research Council with a view to designing a major follow-on project. Please note: this project is working with diverse groups of older people (55+) who are not living in care homes or living with dementia.
For further information please contact the Research Associate Dr Fionagh Thomson by email email@example.com or call 0191 246 4246
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