Senior Research Fellow in Health Justice Research and Policy

Faculty of Laws (in collaboration with UCL Health of the Public)

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 24th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £45,610 - £53,757 per annum
  • REF: 1880392
  • Closes: 08th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

Applicants are invited to apply for a Senior Research Fellow in Health Justice Research and Policy position as part of an exciting interdisciplinary project focused on improving access to justice, health and well-being and mitigating health inequalities through the development of a National Strategy for Health Justice Partnerships (HJP). This project develops out of pathbreaking work on the links between health and access to justice undertaken by the Centre for Access to Justice in the Faculty of Laws at UCL. The research is funded by The Legal Education Foundation for two years in the first instance and supported by UCL Health of the Public and UCL Office of the Vice Provost Health.

The National Strategy will champion the wider development of HJP in the UK by advocating with policy makers and funders to support the expansion of such programmes. The newly established role of Senior Research Fellow in Health Justice Research and Policy is an important and exciting opportunity to contribute to achieving these ambitions.

The Senior Research Fellow in Health Justice Research and Policy will support the work of the Director, Professor Dame Hazel Genn, a leading expert on access to justice and the connections between law and health. The role holder will have a specific responsibility for: developing a connected network of HJ practitioners; disseminating and supporting effective HJP practice; developing HJP toolkits and resources that support the establishment and work of HJPs; supporting the development and dissemination of professional education programmes on HJP; keeping the mapping work of HJ collaborations up to date. The R&PF will also be expected to participate in local and national stakeholder meetings, briefings, and policy discussions; organise workshops; develop new resources and toolkits; and support the Director in international collaboration on HJPs. The R&PF will be expected to co-author academic articles and policy briefings as well as helping to keep the HJP website up to date with useful resources.

The appointment is available immediately and is funded for 2 years in the first instance.

Key Requirements

Proven research experience (both quantitative and qualitative) in public health, health services and/or access to justice. You must have a doctorate in Public Health or Law or equivalent qualification/experience. Strong and demonstrable understanding of interfaces between health, social care, social welfare legal services and key partners (dealing with wider determinants of health). You must also have excellent communication and organisational skills, and a proven capacity to complete high-quality independent research work within fixed time period.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

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For an informal discussion about the role please contact Professor Dame Hazel Genn

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Closing Date

8 Dec 2021

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