The UK Armed Forces Veterans’ Health and Gambling project – Research Officer


Research Assistant – £29,515 to £33,199 per annum (Grade 7)

Research Officer – £34,189 per annum (Grade 8)

Location: Singleton Campus

Contract: Fixed Term Contract until 31 January 2021

The UK Armed Forces Veterans’ Health and Gambling project at the Department of Psychology, Swansea University, is seeking a Research Assistant/Officer to undertake survey-based research with former members of the UK armed forces community. The post-holder will join a Forces in Mind Trust funded project investigating gambling behaviour, attitudes, and associated healthcare costs in armed forces veterans. Level of appointment will depend on experience.

One, full-time (100% FTE; 35 hrs per week) position is available commencing 2 September 2019 until 31 January 2021. The post-holder will be responsible for: participant recruitment; travelling and facilitating networking with new and existing stakeholders across the UK and Northern Ireland; collecting, analysing and reporting on quantitative data measures of gambling behaviour and attitudes; helping to prepare data summaries for the project team and funder; supporting public engagement and dissemination opportunities; and day to day management of the research project.

The post-holder will have, or soon have, a research-based PhD in a related field (e.g., psychology; epidemiology) and be familiar with participant recruitment, data collection and survey-based quantitative data analysis with complex and hard-to-reach clinical populations. Prior experience of veterans’ mental health research and/or gambling/public health research (quantitative and statistical) would be an advantage.

In the College of Human and Health Sciences, we currently have an under-representation of individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds  and would encourage  applications from these groups. Appointments will be made on merit.

In the College of Human and Health Sciences, we currently have an under-representation of males and would  encourage applications  from males for this post. Appointments will be made on merit.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Professor Simon Dymond (

To apply for the post please click on the link:

Applicants are asked to provide a completed online application providing evidence against the essential criteria in the recruitment documentation. Applicants should also attach to the application:

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Publication list;
  • Statement detailing your survey-based and quantitative research skills and experience related to veterans’ mental health and/or problem gambling.

Shortlisting Date: Week commencing 19 August

Interview Date: 2 September

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