Senior Research Assistant


A full-time Senior Research Assistant is sought to join the Centre for Food Policy for 5 months to work on a London-based mixed methods research project funded by the NIHR: Family Food Experience Study – London. The aim of the project is to produce guidance to local authorities on how they can adapt and augment their existing obesity plans so that they work more effectively and efficiently to reduce inequalities.


The role will involve assisting with bringing together findings from a large quantitative survey, qualitative go-along interviews, Group Model Building activities, and physical food environment maps; engaging with local policy stakeholders; assisting with Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) efforts and potential write-ups; contributing to, and potentially leading on the writing up of academic manuscripts and the development of related outputs. As this study is mixed methods in nature, the successful candidate will have experience in both qualitative and quantitative research, particularly with Structural Equation Modelling or similar complex statistical analysis techniques.

Person Specification:

The successful applicant will have a Masters related to child obesity, food policy or health or school food and the nutrition environment. They will have knowledge of child obesity policies or interventions, and child focused food-related policies or interventions in Schools. Experience with mixed-methods is essential including complex statistical analysis techniques e.g. Structural Equation Modelling and relevant software packages.

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