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Work with us: We are recruiting a director for our new research centre

19 May 2023

A building that is part of Cardiff University

We are looking for a Director of the Centre for Adult Social Care Research (CARE) and Professor of Adult Social Care.

The successful appointee will lead our new research centre CARE, set up with £3m of Health and Care Research Wales funding over the next five years.

CARE will bring together multi-disciplinary expertise from across the university, fostering collaboration with experts elsewhere in the UK, developing cutting-edge research on adult social care, underpinned by UK-level research funding.

Jonathan Scourfield, Professor of Social Work, said, "We’re excited to be recruiting for the inaugural Director of the Centre for Adult Social Care Research (CARE).

"The position will enable us to realise our ambitions for the centre, building on our existing track record of social care research.

We’re looking for someone with the expertise, experience and enthusiasm to lead the set-up of this important new research centre.
Professor Jonathan Scourfield Professor

The grant to establish CARE was awarded to Cardiff University based on its record of research and impact in the social care field.

The university is proud of its strong track record of research on adult social care, and the health-social care interface.

The Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE) is the largest children’s social care research centre in the UK.

We are one of only two UK universities to have two social work academics in the global top 100 contributors to journal scholarship, as identified in a recent analysis in the US journal Research on Social Work Practice.

The lead school for CARE is the School of Social Sciences.

The university’s Centre for Trials Research is a key partner and will employ some of the CARE staff.

Other Cardiff University schools involved in supporting CARE are Business, Healthcare Sciences, Law, Medicine and Psychology.

We are excited to be adding to our internationally-recognised reputation as a leading institution for social care research, and invite you to join us as we look realise our growing ambitions.

Find out more about the role, the School of Social Sciences and Cardiff University.

You can apply via Cardiff University.

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