Job: Research associate on the ethical and public policy implications of childhood obesity

Lancaster University, Department of Philosophy

The available post is a full-time, fixed term position until August 2011, linked to an EU-funded project on the identification and prevention of dietary-and lifestyle-induced health effects in children and infants.

The project is coordinated by BIPS (Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine), Bremen University. Lancaster University’s research focuses on the ethical and public policy implications of the childhood obesity interventions that have been made by the medical and scientific partners in the project. We have particular responsibility for analysis of parents’ views concerning intervention activities and the ethical, social and public policy implications of childhood obesity interventions.

With a background in any relevant philosophy or social science discipline, you will contribute to research on the ethical, social and public policy aspects of childhood obesity. You will work closely with the Principal Investigator at Lancaster, Garrath Williams, and the Senior Research Associate already employed on the project, Dita Wickins-Drazilova.

Applications close Monday 24 May 2010

Interviews are planned for the week commencing Monday 7 June.

Further information here.

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