Postdoctoral Fellow, Trauma-Informed Care within Acute Hospital Settings

    • Application Deadline
      10 October 2023
      (application date has expired)
    • Job Salary
      £39,523 to £51,035
    • Contact Name
      Dr. Frédérique Vallières

    The Trinity Centre for Global Health (TCGH) is seeking to appoint a full-time postdoctoral research fellow to coordinate TS4TIC: a Trauma Informed Care Research Collaboration, funded by the HSE/HRB/RCPI through their 'Research Collaboration for Quality and Patient Safety' fund.

    TS4TIC seeks to use translational simulation - where teams of hospital staff and patient representatives train together by recreating scenarios of care between a patient and a team of staff in as near-reality as possible – to promote psychological trauma-informed care as a way to improve service delivery within acute hospital settings.

    The postholder will act as a key member of the Project Management Group, responsible for the timely delivery of all project outputs and deliverables, and for ensuring that TS4TIC related activities are to schedule. In addition, the postholder, under the direction of the co-Principal Investigators, will be responsible for the key research activities of the project, including, but not limited to, participant recruitment, liaising with stakeholders and the project’s Senior Social Worker within St James’ Hospital to ensure access to the resources and staff engagement required to deliver the project, ensuring informed consent procedures are adhered to, data collection, data management, analysis and output, including through conferences and publications. In order to accommodate the participation of a wide-range of hospital staff, this may sometimes require the post holder to work outside of normal working hours.

    If desired, the postholder may also contribute to teaching within the Trinity Centre for Global Health active postgraduate programmes, which include a MSc Global Health and a MSc Global Mental Health, with the agreement of the relevant course Directors.


    • Applicants should have a PhD degree or equivalent with a professional or clinical background in Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Anthropology, or cognate field.
    • Proficiency in computer packages such as Microsoft office, SPSS and Nvivo.

    Knowledge & Experience (Essential & Desirable)
    • Experience conducting research in collaboration with vulnerable groups (Essential).
    • Experience with participatory action research methods and/or co-design implementation research approaches (Essential).
    • Experience working with and/or managing large and inter-disciplinary research consortiums (Essential).
    • Experience of translational simulation or other novel models of quality and safety improvement in health care (Desirable)
    • Knowledge of health care service quality improvement methods (Desirable);

    Skills & Competencies
    • Proven ability to produce research and scholarship with a portfolio of internationally peer reviewed articles and a track record of researching for impact (Essential);
    • Enthusiasm and aptitude for a collegial style of working, for collaborative and interdisciplinary work in research, and for international networking (Essential);
    • Evidence of mixed-methods research experience (Desirable);
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and networking skills that enable the development of interdisciplinary research networks (Essential);
    • Experience of working collaboratively and effectively in a multidisciplinary environment (Desirable);
    • Ability to use relevant tools to analyse, assess and evaluate the effectiveness and acceptability of a project and to write reports as required (Essential);
    • Excellent organisational and administrative skills (Essential);
    • An ability to multi-task and prioritise while working in a busy environment, during hours that can facilitate the participation of SJH staff (Desirable);
    • Self-motivated with an ability to initiate and follow through on projects within agreed deadlines (Desirable);

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