Senior Lecturer (Academic) in Evidence-Based Persuasive Communication for Public Health
Bournemouth University, Department of Health
United Kingdom

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of research education, and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.


In recognition of the important contribution that early career academics play in driving research for the future, BU is delighted to be launching a scheme to attract and recruit talented individuals to the following targeted research areas:


Technology for behavioural change

Data science for medical imaging and visualisation

Evidence-based persuasive communication for public health

Immersive environments for disaster

Sustainability consumption and impact

Sport and sustainability

We wish to recruit a diverse cohort of individuals with the motivation to become future academic leaders in their field. As an academic at BU, you will develop your career in exciting work environments, be provided with a high level of dedicated time to drive research activity and build capacity, and have the freedom to develop your research interests within the targeted areas. BU is committed to Fusion and as such you will also have the opportunity to contribute to the education and professional practice activities within your Department. We are an institution in a vibrant region and work closely with external partners, conducting research that benefits our region, our country and the world.


We are seeking applicants who have the potential to develop into independent academic leaders and deliver high quality research with impact. You must have significant postdoctoral expertise in one of the targeted research areas, normally a relevant doctorate, a track record of high quality research, and be aspiring to apply for externally funded fellowships or other major grant awards. Your research interest should align with one of our targeted research areas.


To support you in your role and accelerate your career, you will be assigned a dedicated mentor with world-class expertise and significant research management experience. Extensive training opportunities including a bespoke personal development plan and peer support from a cross-disciplinary cohort of academic researchers will be available. In addition, you will be provided with generous start-up costs and support for mobility to work with external partners, including outside the UK and academia. These opportunities are initially offered for a period of three years.


This post is available on a fixed-term basis for 36 months.


For an informal discussion please contact Dr Einar Thorsen, Associate Professor Of Journalism & Communication on 01202 968838 or


A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online job application form and the BU Academic Targeted Research application form for the supporting grant (both must be completed when applying).


BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment.  We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society. To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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