Senior Lecturer in Applied Maternal Newborn Health Research - #35087

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Liverpool
Contract type: Full time

Reference: NOV20231631
Expiry date: 03:46, Thu, 14th Dec 2023
Location: Liverpool
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: 30 Days holiday + Bank Holiday and additional Christmas closure days
Duration: 3 years (opportunity to be made permanent after this time)

We are currently looking for a Senior Lecturer in Applied Maternal and Newborn Health Research, to join LSTM’s Centre for Childbirth, Women’s, and Newborn Health, led by Prof Dame Tina Lavender. Prof Dame Lavender hosts a WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training jointly directed by Professor Charles Ameh.

The Centre conducts applied global health research focusing on the health of women and newborns living in low-and middle-income countries, and on understanding systematic factors that shape health and are inherently global. The current team conducts research in maternal and newborn health, with a strong capacity strengthening emphasis.

The successful candidate will have an emerging international reputation in the field of SRH/MNH research and in this role, will work collaboratively with partners across the world to shape global thinking on sexual and reproductive health by providing new ideas and insights.

Ideally, you will be from an obstetrics or midwifery discipline, but this is not an essential requirement. To enhance the current programmes of research, we seek an individual with a complementary portfolio of expertise, in areas such as (but not limited to) behaviour change, implementation/improvement science, perinatal epidemiology, perinatal mental health or health services research.


We excel in translating leading academic research outputs into measurable benefits to health and we are ranked 2nd for research impact in the REF2021 exercise. We recognise that how we do research is as important as the outputs of the research itself and our values illustrate our commitment to equitable partnerships, integrity and inclusivity in all we do.

Key Responsibilities are (but not limited to):

  • Initiate, develop, deliver, lead/manage and publish research, which is considered internationally excellent in SRH/MNH
  • Enhance the reputation, influence and profile of LSTM in Senior Lecturer in Applied Maternal and Newborn Health Research as applied to low and middle-income countries
  • Work with and lead academics in LSTM and its Global Hubs in developing cutting edge capacity for SRH/MNH research, enabling the development of new knowledge and understanding
  • Develop a research programme, planning and coordinating a broad research activity/sustain an extensive track record of highly rated published research findings and maintain an expert reputation in specialist subject area to an international level
  • Lead on innovative curriculum design and development of teaching methodology as applicable to own academic field
  • Introduce students to cutting edge research and its impact, delivering teaching to the quality standards expected of LSTM teaching programmes
  • Generate grant income/initiate opportunities for external funding, with a proven ability to attract significant high prestige funding
  • Liaise at high level with external bodies and participate effectively in complex negotiations, including leading and developing external partnerships and collaborations
  • Influence high level internal and external collaborations and demonstrate a successful record of driving positive change
  • Take leadership role in policy dialogue at regional, national and global levels that help effect change based on reliable research led evidence
  • Effectively lead, manage and mentor a team of academic and support staff, setting standards, monitoring progress & overseeing delegated areas of responsibility
  • Manage staff and financial resources for programme activities, effectively allocating workloads across the team
  • Advise/mentor junior staff on the planning and development of their careers

The Candidate:

  • PHD or equivalent in a relevant subject area (e.g., Obstetrics/Midwifery/Applied Health, Behavioural Science)
  • Proven continuous professional development at appropriate level
  • Extensive knowledge of subject area informed by substantial current research in the field
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the pedagogical and quality assurance principles underlying effective learning, teaching and assessment and their effective application in the widest sense
  • Knowledge of strategic leadership principles and their effective application in a HEI setting
  • Demonstrate an understanding of global factors affecting the discipline and work of LSTM

Application Process:

Inclusion is central to our values at LSTM.

We seek to attract and recruit people who reflect the diversity across our communities, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, faith or belief, social background, age and disability. LSTM selects candidates based on skills, qualifications, and experience.

We welcome conversations about flexible working; and applications from those returning to employment after a break from their careers.

About LSTM

Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases. Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

Look at some of the great work we have achieved over the past year by viewing our annual report:

LSTM Annual Report 2021-2022 | LSTM (

LSTM actively promotes Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding Policies

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