Two 3yr Postdoctoral Posts – Historical and Contemporary Role of Charity in NHS

Two, 3 year postdoctoral fellowships are now available within a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award examining charity and voluntarism in the NHS since 1948. This is a major programme of work seeking to understand the scale and impact of charitable contributions to the NHS in the past, present and future. The research is a collaboration across four institutions: the University of Birmingham, LSHTM, Strathclyde and Edinburgh.

One postholder will work with Professor Bernard Harris in Social Policy at Strathclyde to undertake research into the development of the relationship between charity and the NHS from 1948 to the present day using relevant data from archival sources, official publications, newspapers and journals, and other appropriate sources. Further details are available here. Closing date is 28th February. 

A second post, based in the Centre for Biomedicine, Self & Society at the University of Edinburgh, will work with Dr Ellen Stewart to investigate the contemporary work of NHS Charities across the UK, using qualitative methods. Further details are available here. Closing date is 4th March.