Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Interested in completing research into consumer engagement in health policy?


Research Assistant: Health Consumers and Policy Participation Project

Faculty of Business and Government, UCAN
UC Level 6 Salary Range: $67,269 - $72,413 pa, plus Super
This is a fixed-term, full-time or part-time position, for 3 to 6 months
Vacancy Reference No: 120103

Expressions of interest are invited for a Research Assistant (3-6 months, 3-5 days per week, immediate start) to work on a research project funded under a DVCR Collaboration Grant Scheme “The History and Impact of Consumer Engagement on the Formation and  Implementation of Health Policy in the ACT”.

The project is a partnership with Health Care Consumers Assocation. The position will be based in the Government Discipline in the Faculty of Business and Government at the University of Canberra. The project focuses on the role of health care consumers and patient organisations in shaping health policy and health systems. Citizen engagement in policy processes is recognised internationally as central for democratic governance and for the quality of health services. The project aims to fill a gap in work on outcomes of such non-expert citizen engagement in governance by examining impacts of health consumer engagement.
The appointee will assist with collecting oral histories and analysing other relevant data. Tasks will include conference organisation, assisting with the writing up and preparation of research publications, presentations and reports, maintaining communication with partners, and meeting administrative requirements for the project.

Applicants should have a degree in sociology, public policy, or STS (social studies of science, technology and medicine) or a relevant discipline. Research experience, and excellent communication and organisational skills are required. Experience with qualitative research and qualitative interviewing will be well regarded. To lodge an expression of interest, please provide a two page application addressing the above requirements.

For more information on this position please contact, Associate Professor Anni
Dugdale on (02) 6201 2722.

Closing Date: 16 September 2012

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