MindTech are currently recruiting for a research fellow to work on our new project which is looking at the use of immersive virtual reality for the treatment of psychosis. Many people with psychosis find social situations difficult and consequently withdraw from everyday activities. This project, which is led by Professor Daniel Freeman from Oxford University, was recently announced as the winner of the NIHR i4i Mental Health Challenge Award and will use cutting edge virtual reality (VR) technology to enable people to practise skills in a computer simulated world to reduce problems in real life.
The successful candidate will be the lead MindTech researcher on two of the project work-packages. The first is focused on Implementation and NHS Adoption of the VR technology and will identify barriers to the implementation to inform development of the VR technology and an NHS implementation toolkit. The second work-package is focused on Health Economics, Commissioning and Commercialisation and will investigate the cost-effectiveness of VR treatment in the NHS and develop a commissioning and commercialisation strategy.
This role is an exciting opportunity to join the MindTech team and work with our fantastic partners, including Oxford University, The McPin Foundation, the Royal College of Arts and Oxford VR. The post would be ideally suited to an ambitious and proactive researcher with a background in implementation science, human factors, healthcare technology assessment or health services research.
Please circulate the details to anyone who you think may be interested. The vacancy closes on the 15th June 2018 and interviews will be held on the 25th June 2018.
Dr Jennifer Martin
NIHR MindTech MedTech Co-operative
NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre (Mental Health & Technology Theme)
The Institute of Mental Health | University of Nottingham | Triumph Road | Nottingham | NG7 2TU
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