Economic and Social Research Council
Pre-announcement: ISCF Healthy Ageing Challenge Research Director and Social, Behavioural and Design Research Programme
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has now announced its plan for delivering the Healthy Ageing Challenge, an investment of £98 million to enable businesses, including social enterprises, to develop and deliver products, services and business models that will be adopted at scale which support people as they age. This supports the UK government’s mission to ensure that people can enjoy at least five extra healthy, independent years of life by 2035, while narrowing the gap between the experience of the richest and poorest.
Social, behavioural and design research undertaken as part of the portfolio of the Healthy Ageing Challenge will address key issues facing the older population and ways in which support and care can be delivered effectively. The research will augment the impact of other activities in the portfolio and inform a wide group of stakeholders, with the potential to enhance the competitive position of UK-based companies.
We are seeking a Research Director who will provide strong, authoritative leadership on research for the Healthy Ageing Challenge. A substantive part of the role will be to lead and co-ordinate the successful research projects commissioned through the Social, Behavioural and Design Research Programme which will be commissioned through a call to open in early 2020. The Research Director will be responsible for the coherence of research across the portfolio of activity and for maintaining awareness of the domain and emerging evidence.
The successful applicant will be expected to have an outstanding track record of research leadership within the area of healthy ageing, and a broad understanding of the potential for different disciplines within and across the social sciences and arts and humanities to contribute to this research area.
The call for a Research Director will be led by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). It is expected that the call will open in August 2019, with applicants indicating their intention to submit in September 2019 and submitting their full proposals in October 2019.
Latest News from
Economic and Social Research Council
Tackling Multimorbidity at scale - a webinar introduction06/12/2019 15:20:00
Join MRC, NIHR and ESRC as they introduce and answer your questions on the exciting £20m joint MRC/NIHR call, under the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) initiative, to better understand disease clusters, their Trajectories and underlying mechanisms, taking a broad approach that encompass biological, environmental, behavioural and social determinants, where appropriate, to make clinical, public health and scientific progress more achievable.
UKRI SPF Clean Air: Scoping Workshop05/12/2019 09:15:00
The Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) Clean Air programme is planning a series of workshops in early 2020 to scope upcoming funding opportunities through the programme
UK Climate Resilience town hall meeting: Supporting the AHRC-led call on Living with Uncertainty29/11/2019 09:10:00
The UK Climate Resilience programme is a £18.6 million collaboration between UKRI and the Met Office which aims to draw together fragmented climate research and expertise and deliver robust, multi- and inter-disciplinary climate risk and adaptation research to ensuring the UK is resilient to climate variability and change and powerfully positioned to exploit the opportunities of adaptation and green growth.
Video game teaches amateur athletes about 'fitness' drugs danger31/10/2019 09:25:00
Virtual reality is being used to educate young fitness and sports enthusiasts about the risks of taking performance-enhancing drugs (PED) such as anabolic steroids and testosterone.
People who have been homeless should have voice in decision-making, says study30/10/2019 11:37:00
trategies to combat rising homelessness should be based on the views of people directly affected by the problem, according to an ongoing joint study.
New tool will detect illegal trades in wildlife, say researchers29/10/2019 16:37:00
Special software that uses artificial intelligence to recognise potential illegal sales of wildlife and animal parts has been developed by researchers.
Economic and Social Research Council's celebration of social science returns for 201929/10/2019 14:28:00
The UK's biggest celebration of social science returns this November as the Economic and Social Research Council’s Festival of Social Science highlights the impact of social science research on people's lives, with nearly 500 free events taking place right across the country.
'Extreme' job demands fuelling gender divide, says study29/10/2019 13:37:00
Employers' excessive demands on staff, including overly long hours and being constantly available, are to blame for women with children not advancing in their careers, according to a new study.