Professor of Rehabilitation - University of Salford, Manchester, UK
The School of Health and Society at the University of Salford is looking to appoint an exceptional candidate as afull Professor of Rehabilitation. For this role we are seeking a candidate with strong academic, collaborative and engaging leadership ability. We welcome candidates with a background in allied health with a focus on physical rehabilitation.

Role Purpose
You will join a vibrant multidisciplinary community focused on a wide range of topics, including, outcome measurement, clinical trials, digital technologies to support better health behaviours and outcomes, and prosthetic and orthotic design. We adopt different research methodologies as our research priorities evolve and pride ourselves in being adaptable partners to external stakeholders. In addition to multiple grants from NIHR, EPSRC, MRC, industry (e.g. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships) and charities, the School hosts the £5.5 million EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics and Orthotics with its partners Imperial College, University of Strathclyde and the University of Southampton. The strength of our research community was reflected in the score for our UoA3 REF 2021 environment statement (100% either world leading or internationally excellent).

In a rapidly changing world, our School is keen to leave a productive legacy of supporting people at all stages of their lives, improving physical, psychological and social wellbeing. Our School is proud of the impact of its work, including the first sector-wide open standard for motion analysis, new ways to support people with arthritis remain in the workplace, a spin-out producing neurostimulation devices, and footwear and orthotic products for clinical and retail markets. You can read more about our world leading impact here. The School is also anchored to a deep understanding of user and stakeholder needs and encourages real-world relevance. Partnerships with health care providers, industry, the voluntary sector, and other Universities, both in the UK and internationally, is a central feature of our activity.

Our research is integrated with undergraduate and postgraduate study, providing a dynamic environment for allied health and other professionals to start, grow, and excel in their careers. The University is one of the UK’s largest providers of allied health undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including prosthetics and orthotics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, and promotes research-informed teaching at all levels.

Enterprise forms a strong part of our School portfolio and we are looking for a candidate who can support and contribute to this activity. Our work in this area focuses on several aspects including: delivery of continuous professional development, consultancy work., and turning research into innovative products and services.

The University of Salford: The University of Salford has a 55 year history of changing lives and making a difference, and the School of Health & Society is at the forefront of this. Our School of Health and Society currently organises its research through Research Centres. To give an idea of our research profile we hold ~ £7.3M in current research awards spanning ~30 current research contracts from prestigious funders including EPSRC, MRC, NIHR and major industry partners. We also lead and host the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics and Orthotics. Our rapid growth in recent years is reflected in the REF UoA3 results, where we were placed 20th (out of 91 institutions) in the UK for research power (from 28th in 2014), 49th on GPA (from 74th), 45th on impact (from 71st), 29th on environment (from 59th) and on market share.

Additional Information: Interested applicants should apply via the online portal. The role would be expected to start in early 2023. Closing date for applications 13th Nov 2022.

For questions about the position, please contact:

Prof Steve Preece
Research Centre Director

Centre for Health Sciences Research
University of Salford
Manchester, M6 6PU, UK