Research Associate vacancy – Crossing Boundaries: The value of museums in dementia care

Added on Monday, March 21st, 2016

The ICC is looking to appoint a suitably qualified Research Associate to join a team of researchers working in collaboration with National Museums Liverpool (NML), the umbrella organisation for world-leading museum and gallery services including the Walker Art Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum and the flagship Museum of Liverpool.

The Research Associate will make a significant contribution to research on the value and impact of NML’s multiple award-winning dementia awareness programme House of Memories. Launched in 2012 and delivered to in excess of 10,000 health and social care professionals and family and volunteer carers, House of Memories is an unprecedented cultural intervention in terms of creative innovation; cross-sector collaboration and value; and sheer scale of participation. The research programme – Crossing Boundaries: The value of museums in dementia care – represents a long-term collaboration between the ICC and NML, including successive research evaluation commissions completed since 2013.

In seeking to build a critical and comprehensive evidence base on the impact of House of Memories, ‘Crossing Boundaries’ has been designed to investigate the holistic value of the intervention, including its impact upon cross-sector professional learning, development and capacity building; the subjective wellbeing of participating dementia carers, people with dementia and the subsequent culture of care in relevant services; and the meta-level social value and return on investment for key stakeholders and funding bodies. Other objectives include knowledge exchange with relevant professional communities on modelling responsive, culture-led interventions in priority public health and social policy agendas.

Informal enquiries may be made to Kerry Wilson, Head of Research at the ICC: k.m.wilson@ljmu.ac.uk

Closing date: 11 April 2016

For further information and to apply online please visit the LJMU website, Vacancy Reference 1422:


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