Digital Health & Behaviour Change Postdoctoral Researcher - KTP Associate

£38,587 - £38,587

London, Greater London - 24 months (from 05 September or earlier by negotiation)

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Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to lead a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) aimed at integrating the latest behavioral science into digitally-enabled weight management programmes delivered by Oviva UK Ltd. The post-holder would be based at Oviva but work jointly with academics in the School of Health and Psychological Sciences at City, University of London. This is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to address an important public health need whilst developing multiple transferable skills across research, implementation and stakeholder management.
The post-holder will lead a package of work to (a) identify the best opportunities for programme development, (b) develop new programme content and content pathways, (c) test and refine new content and pathways, and (d) embed programme changes within the organization. Programme revisions will be informed by new developments in behavioural science as well as feedback from patients and healthcare professionals.
The successful candidate will have substantial knowledge of behaviour change theory as well as previous experience of developing a behaviour change intervention, ideally with a digital component. They will have experience with a range of research methods, the ability to work with diverse stakeholders and excellent project management and written and oral communication skills. Additionally, they should be able to generate creative solutions to problems and produce content that engages its audience. An interest in healthy eating and/or weight management would be an advantage.

Project description

Oviva aims to transform the effectiveness and efficiency of its digitally enabled weight management and diabetes prevention programmes by incorporating novel techniques which will transform behaviour change for patients.

About the business

Oviva believes good health starts with nutrition and lifestyle. Oviva’s mission is to support 1 million active patients to lead healthier and happier lives by 2025 by providing the best diet and lifestyle therapy through technology. Oviva is the largest provider of digitally-enabled behaviour change services in Europe. We were founded in 2014 seeking to offer the most accessible, personalised, high-quality care possible to people with health conditions related to diet. Crucially, we embrace technology to overcome the efficiency challenges facing the NHS. We do this by: • Creating unique, digitally-enabled treatment programmes for patients, delivered by dietitians supported by a multi-disciplinary team of psychologists, psychological wellbeing practitioners, specialist nurses, activity experts and health coaches. • Offering patients access to expert advice in a time and place of their choosing, via our smartphone app, online learning portal (with tailored video, audio and written learning content) or over the phone.

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Digital health and behavioural science postdoc researcher

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20 June 2022

9 July 2022

5 September 2022

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We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to lead a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) aimed at integrating the latest behavioral science into digitally-enabled weight management programmes delivered by Oviva UK Ltd. The post-holder would be based at Oviva but work jointly with academics in the School of Health and Psychological Sciences at City, University of London. This is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to address an important public health need whilst developing multiple transferable skills across research, implementation and stakeholder management.
The post-holder will lead a package of work to (a) identify the best opportunities for programme development, (b) develop new programme content and content pathways, (c) test and refine new content and pathways, and (d) embed programme changes within the organization. Programme revisions will be informed by new developments in behavioural science as well as feedback from patients and healthcare professionals.
The successful candidate will have substantial knowledge of behaviour change theory as well as previous experience of developing a behaviour change intervention, ideally with a digital component. They will have experience with a range of research methods, the ability to work with diverse stakeholders and excellent project management and written and oral communication skills. Additionally, they should be able to generate creative solutions to problems and produce content that engages its audience. An interest in healthy eating and/or weight management would be an advantage. For full details, visit https://www.city.ac.uk/about/jobs/apply/details.html?jobId=1624&jobTitle=Postdoctoral%20Digital%20Health%20and%20Behaviour%20Change%20Researcher%20(Knowledge%20Transfer%20Partnership%20Associate)