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Virtual Clinical Experiences Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7081744 (Ref:MHIME1124)

Posted: August 2, 2021

Job Description

Are you an enthusiastic, organised, innovative and motivated individual, with an interest in research in extended reality in medical education? Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in digital education/medical education research? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities? 

You will work on projects funded by Health Education England within the School of Medicine led by Dr Jane Kirby. The role is to work with Dr Bronwen Swinnerton on the research associated with evaluating these projects. In particular, you will work on projects related to Extended Reality in Medical Education:

    Virtual primary care (VPC) project, and  

    Virtual clinical experience (VCE) project. 

The research will focus on a number of key areas including medical ethics and the impact of virtual consultations and placements on patients, as well as an evaluation of perceptions of the key stakeholders and impact on the learning experience and outcomes for students. Each project will be evaluated using a mixed methods approach consisting of interviews, focus groups, surveys and observations and other appropriate data collection methods, with a range of stakeholders including patients and patient groups, practitioners, academics, students and educational technologists. The ability to work alone or as part of a team is essential, as are strong organisational skills. 

You will have previously conducted research studies involving multiple stakeholders and organisations. Ideally, this previous experience would have been gained in an education or healthcare context.


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Bronwen Swinnerton, Senior Research Fellow in Digital Education


Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Silver award in 2016.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.



Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME)
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7 to Grade 8
Salary:  £33,797 to £49,553 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  80%
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (12 months due to external funding)
Release Date:  Monday 02 August 2021
Closing Date:  Thursday 12 August 2021
Interview Date:  Thursday 26 August 2021
Reference:  MHIME1124


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