Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Paediatrics and Child Health

Cardiff (Caerdydd)
£75,881 - £98,515 per annum (Clinical Lecturer Grade D6)
23 May 2019
23 Jun 2019
Career Level
Full Time

Division of Population Medicine
School of Medicine
College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

This is a jointly funded post between Cardiff University and Cardiff & Vale UHB and represents significant investment in developing and enhancing research that will improve the health, well-being and healthcare quality for children.

The School of Medicine, based in the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences at Cardiff University is currently seeking an outstanding researcher in child health/paediatrics to join the Division of Population Medicine. The Division of Population Medicine aims to improve population health, well-being and patient care. We do this through our research into the combination of social, environmental and biomedical risk factors and interventions for improving health, well-being and patient care.

Our research involves i) population based epidemiological studies to understand the social, environmental and biomedical risk factors for diseases, and outcomes associated with healthcare use, and ii) developing, testing and implementing clinical diagnostic, therapeutic and complex behaviour change interventions to improve health and healthcare in the community and NHS settings.

The Division of Population Medicine hosts the Centre for Trials Research and the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has a fully functioning Children & Young Adults Research Unit/Clinical Research Facility to facilitate child health research and the delivery of clinical trials. Excellent links exist between Cardiff University and child health practitioners throughout Wales, facilitated through the Welsh Paediatric Society and the RCPCH in Wales.

The post holder’s job plan will typically comprise four sessions of direct clinical care (in any paediatric or child health speciality relevant to the interests and expertise of the applicant), two sessions of supporting professional activities and four academic (teaching and research) sessions. A full session is normally between three and four hours duration.

This role will contribute to the research record of the School of Medicine through commitment to research leading to the publications in high-quality journals, to pursue excellence in research a demonstrating positive impact upon child health and well-being and to inspire others to do the same. There will be teaching opportunities within the child health, public health or other primary components of the undergraduate medical curriculum, Master in Public Health programme and supervision of medical student intercalated degrees.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a suitably qualified person with a background in paediatrics or child health to help shape and deliver the future vision of the Division of Population Medicine. If you would like to join us on this journey we can offer you excellent benefits, a great working environment, and an opportunity to be part of something that really will make a difference to people’s lives.

Cardiff University is an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision and is located in the beautiful and thriving capital city of Wales. One of the world’s top 150 universities, its research was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality, and 2nd for impact. As a member of the UK’s “Ivy League” of Russell Group partnerships are at the centre of its identity. Amongst UK universities, its graduates are among the most sought-after by employers. The School of Medicine has recently launched innovative C21 medical curriculum, we are proud to currently rank 3rd in the Good University Guide and 9th in the Guardian tables.

This is an open ended, full time post (50% based in Division of Population Medicine and 50% based in Cardiff & Vale UHB) available immediately.

For informal enquiries please contact:

Professor Shantini Paranjothy, Co-Director of Division of Population Medicine, Email:

or Professor Meriel Jenney, Clinical Board Director, Children and Women’s
Services Clinical Board. Email:

To apply, please click the apply button.

Closing date: Sunday, 23 June 2019.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and
diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this
can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.