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School of Health and Social Care

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About the School

Are you a researcher or practitioner in Health and Social Care?

Are you looking to develop your career as a clinical academic, or to continue to develop on an exciting academic trajectory?

If so, look no further, the School of Health and Social Care is growing and expanding, and is looking for people like you, the best clinical researchers, and practitioners to join our innovative, exciting, and supportive team of researchers and educators. Come and join us in our pioneering School, committed to making a meaningful difference to local, national, and international health and social care, through innovative, research-informed and engaging education, impactful inter-disciplinary research, and wide-ranging and diverse knowledge transfer enterprises.

Our vision is to be the leading health and social care education provider in the UK underpinned by innovative, socially responsive, co-produced and impactful research, with strong mutually beneficial partnerships. We are recruiting across a wide range of areas to continue our mission to serve the local, national, and international community through developing the highest quality health and social care professionals, and applied research that transforms practice.

We have an outstanding reputation for inter-disciplinary and inter-professional teaching and research. Our School comprises seven Divisions: Nursing, Oral Health Sciences, Social Work and Social Justice, Psychological Therapies, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Interdisciplinary Research and Practice. We are recruiting across all subject areas in Health and Social Care and are looking for early career researchers and clinical academics to jump on board with us and enter into the Essex spirit.

Look out for the Essex graduate – they reflect our values as a School, values of Diversity and Inclusion; Social Justice and Social Awareness; Strong sustainable and mutually beneficial partnerships with health and social sector; Focus on health, wellbeing, and resilience; Impactful research and Co-production. We invite you to help us shape the student journey, inspire the future workforce, and lead on the research of tomorrow. We can provide you with these opportunities and are committed to supporting your development and career progression.

Over the last year, our students have been working on the frontline, supported by our staff, who have provided ongoing clinical and professional supervision, and many have engaged in research critical to understanding the impact of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable. At the same time, we have been expanding our portfolio and introducing new and exciting courses, including our recent Masters in Social Work, our new Masters in Global Public Health and a range of new Apprenticeships: Nursing Associates, Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy. This year we almost doubled our student intake, and this exciting upwards trend is continuing as careers in Health and Social Care become more attractive and appreciated. We are looking to further grow and expand and introduce new disciplines and areas of study in the School, and are inviting applications from people who can help shape and steer our further growth.

We are also inviting applicants from registrants or non-registrants working in areas of health and social care looking to develop as clinical academics, who are working in areas of Public Health, Health Services Research, Clinical Rehabilitation, Quality Improvement, Implementation Science and Clinical Neuropsychology.


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Come and join us as we strive to meet the ever-changing landscape of Health and Social Care.

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