University of Westminster

Contact: Rachel Aldred
Region: England - SE - Greater London
Location: Central London
Email: r.aldred@westminster.ac.uk
Sector: Other
Web: https://vacancies.westminster.ac.uk/hrvacancies/default.aspx?id=50058482
Category: Other
Closes: Thursday 3rd February 2022
Salary: £40-45K

Qualitative Research Fellow (Low Traffic Neighbourhoods in London)

Job Description

This post is full time, 35 hours per week and is fixed term for three years.
 
The University of Westminster is looking for a talented qualitative researcher to contribute to a mixed-methods, multidisciplinary project studying a novel and controversial policy area (Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, or LTNs). The postholder will work with Professor Rachel Aldred, Dr. Ersilia Verlinghieri and other colleagues at Westminster and project partner organisations, leading the collection of qualitative data for a new National Institute for Health Research-funded research project on LTNs in London. They will contribute to data collection, analysis, and dissemination, including academic articles and reports for the funder, practitioners, and the public.
 
The postholder will conduct much of the qualitative research for the project, working closely with colleagues at Westminster University and our project partner Transport for All. This will centrally involve organising, conducting, and analysing go-along interviews with residents, alongside online interviews with stakeholders involved in scheme implementation. The postholder will also contribute to action research and focus groups, as well as taking part in wider aspects of the project and its management, including communication with the project stakeholder network and steering committee, and contributing to events and the dissemination of results.
 
The postholder will be part of the University’s Active Travel Academy, which sits within the School of Architecture and Cities. Established in late 2019, the ATA brings together a range of disciplines and perspectives on active travel and hosts small and large research projects supported by different funders. It organises a range of events and activities, such as the regular ‘Walking at Teatime’ and ‘Cycling at Teatime’ series, and hosts the open access journal Active Travel Studies.
 
We welcome applications from those with relevant research experience and expertise gained outside as well as inside the university sector. Disabled candidates are encouraged to contact the project’s Principal Investigator, Professor Rachel Aldred, if they would like to discuss access needs related to the position or the interview. 
 
For these and other informal enquiries about the role, please email r.aldred@westminster.ac.uk. 
 
To apply for this vacancy please click above. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through link below. 
 
At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders. 
 
We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.
 
Closing date: midnight on 03 February 2022
Interviews are likely to be held on 14 February 2022
 
Administrative contact (for queries only): Recruitment@westminster.ac.uk
 
 
 
 

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