In pursuit of our remit to train people in health services research, HSRU provides a number of training and job opportunities.
Contact HSRU to discuss training and job opportunities.
There is currently a vacancy for Professor in Health Services Research
The Health Services Research Unit (HSRU) has an exciting opportunity for an outstanding individual to join an internationally renowned research unit. HSRU is core funded by the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate as a national centre for health services research relevant to the NHS in Scotland. The Unit has grown since it was first established in 1988, into one of the premier groups of its kind in the UK with a reputation for its substantial programme of high quality research. Health services research is an area of high policy relevance for the Scottish Government and for NHS Scotland.
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Staff in HSRU are fully supported in undertaking a PhD. They are also encouraged to provide supervisory support for full or part-time PhD students.
- Complex designs in randomised clinical trials – a case study in dentistry - Beatriz Goulao
- Interrupted times series (ITS) evaluation - Jemma Hudson
- Making clinical trials more efficient: consolidating, communicating and improving knowledge of patient recruitment interventions - Heidi Gardner
- Towards improvement in care delivery in Huntington's disease (HD) - Daniela Rae
- Shared Decision-Making About Health Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Philosophical and Empirical Investigation - Anna Sierawska
- What is the best way to avoid recruitment and retention problems in trials? - Adel El Feky
- Determinants of seafood consumption in pre-school age children - Sharon Carstairs
- Mobile Bone Density Scanning Services in the UK: an implementation and outcome evaluation - Rosemary Hollick
- Development of an evidence and theory-based weight management intervention targeted to nurses in the workplace - Brian Power
- The relationship between perceived decision difficulty, decision time and decision quality in General Practitioners’ decision-making - Nicola McCleary
- Development of core clinical outcome measures for glaucoma interventions - Rehab Ismail
HSRU actively mentors NHS Research Scotland (NRS) fellowships. Recent NRS Clinical Fellows were:
- Mr Jan Jansen, Consultant Surgeon, NHS Grampian - Geospatial Evaluation of Systems of Trauma Care for Scotland.
- Dr Andy Keen, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, NHS Grampian - The application of psychological interventions (including mindfulness based approaches) to health and illness.
HSRU actively encourages the development of staff through seeking prestigious research fellowships. Several funded research fellowships are supported including for example topics on the surgical trial methodology and methodological investigation of decision support for trial participation
We offer summer student work placements to current University of Aberdeen students wishing to improve their knowledge and experience in a research-focused environment.
In 2017 we welcomed five student interns to work with us over the summer months on a variety of projects.
This year we are offering 6 student placements; 2 to work on projects with the CHaRT programming team and 4 to work on Health Services Research projects.
Applications for student internships for 2018 have now closed. Placements for next year will be advertised in 2019.