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Research/Teaching Fellow & Project Manager

Career Pathway

Career Directions

  • Clinical Practice
  • Quality Improvement
  • Research & Development
  • Management

Area of Practice

  • Adult Nursing


  • Independent/Voluntary Sector
  • Education Provider

Job/Role Summary

Managing a project to improve quality in care homes

Liaising with regulatory bodies, public health agency, department of heath

Facilitating programme to develop leadership for care home mangers

Lead on practice development initiatives for care homes

Focus on dementia development across a range of sectors

Contribute to long term care publications & development of resources


Specific qualifications and experience required


Care home manager



Career Milestones

Presenting at local & national conferences

I was shortlisted for Global leader in dementia programme

When I was first employed in this role, it was to deliver a specific leadership & practice development programme for one cohort of care home managers. We are now getting ready for Cohort  4 and are planning for possibly another five groups.


What attracted you to this job?

Improving quality of care for older people living in care homes

Developing my own knowledge of research based activity

Developing a career in an academic setting


Enjoyable aspects of the job/role

Autonomy of practice development programme

Working with link-minded colleagues

Seeing real change take place

Enabling others to achieve their potential


Challenging aspects of the job/role

Securing funding is a constant challenge

Getting buy in on a long term basis from the university


Important success factors

Practice improvements in care homes

Development of resources that can be shared nationally

Networking with colleagues


Advice for those considering the type of job/role?

It can be challenging but so rewarding, you will really push your personal development and you will develop skills you didn’t even know you needed and would enjoy using


Key skills that can be gained within this job/role?

Academic writing

Report writing

How to promote your work to those who can collaborate and support you

Facilitation skills with a variety of people 


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