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Senior Research Associate: Public Discourses of Dementia

Linguistics & English Language
Salary:   £35,326 to £40,927
Closing Date:   Sunday 31 October 2021
Interview Date:   Tuesday 23 November 2021
Reference:  A3536

Lancaster University is seeking to appoint a Senior Research Associate to work on a timely project, funded by UKRI, exploring the discourses surrounding dementia in the public domain. This project has a strong focus on application and impact, and the project team will work closely with people with dementia and a range of public- and third-sector stakeholders. 

You will have a PhD in linguistics or a closely related area (or will be in the final stages of writing up). You will have demonstrable experience utilizing corpus linguistic and/or multimodal approaches to discourse analysis (e.g. of the interaction between text and image), and experience or interest in the field of health communication.  

The project is supervised by Dr Gavin Brookes. The post is offered at 1.0 FTE (full time) Grade 7. 

You will join us on an indefinite contract however, the role remains contingent on external funding which, at this time is due to come to an end on 31 December 2025. 

The post will commence on 3 January 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Gavin Brookes (

Please apply through University’s HR web site

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