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Employers want engaged employees because, as well as being happier, healthier and more fulfilled, they deliver improved business performance. Research has repeatedly pointed to a relationship between how people are managed, their attitudes and behaviour, and business performance. Positive relationships are evidenced with profit, revenue growth, customer satisfaction, productivity, innovation, staff retention, efficiency and improved health and safety performance. (CIPD,2016). Positive engagement is seen as a far more successful means of securing improved, more sustainable positive outcomes in health and safety performance leading to healthier more productive working environments (Healy and Sugden, 2012). This project looks to embrace a broader approach in engaging workers in health and safety agendas in line with HSE strategy ‘fit for work, fit for life.’ This requires a shift in emphasis from current reactive approaches that focuses on managing and controlling workplace hazards.
The project aims understand the mechanisms that bring about organisational change that result in improved Health and Safety performance arising from increased worker engagement. The project will explore the barriers and beliefs that challenge successful implementation of worker engagement initiatives and will develop evidence based tools that measure worker engagement in order to provide a baseline assessment for manufacturing environments and also measure the impact of introducing targeted interventions.
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Deadline 9th June 2017, Interviews for this post will take place in the week beginning the 19th June 2017, with a commencement date around the 10th July 2017.
To Apply please complete an application form found below and send the completed form to:
Dr Peter Sykes
Sport Wales has a mission to get every child in Wales hooked on sport and to create a nation of champions. Between 2013 to 2015 the number of children “hooked on sport” in Wales rose from 40 to 48%, with children twice as likely to become hooked on sport if they felt confident. However, the 2015 School Sport Survey revealed that very few Headteachers in Wales strongly believed that children coming into secondary school have good basic physical skills. This supports research from both the UK and from around the world that shows the movement competency of many children is poor.
Athletic motor competencies are the ability to perform a range of movements with precision and confidence, requiring good levels of strength, speed, power, agility, balance, co-ordination and mobility. When youth develop these athletic qualities it is known that they are likely to feel more confident, be more physically active and become more able to excel in sport. Importantly, young people who develop their athleticism will be better protected against sports related injuries. Therefore, the aims of the PhD will be to develop, deliver and manage an intervention to promote the athletic development of secondary school children in Wales
This project is run in partnership between Cardiff Metropolitan University, Swansea University, Cardiff University and Sport Wales. It is expected that the candidate will spend a considerable amount of time in, and liaising with, secondary schools in the convergence area of Wales during the PhD.
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Deadline 9th June 2017, to apply please complete an application form found below and send the completed form to the Dr Jon Oliver (contact details below).
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Dr Jon Oliver
T: 029 2041 7276
Medium secure provision is expensive with limited capacity. It is therefore of paramount importance that the focus in this setting is upon a) those factors that require this level of care (i.e. that cannot be met in less secure, local or community settings); b) ensuring individuals do not remain in the service longer than is necessary and c) that individuals successfully step down and remain out of secure care and / or prison. This research will provide essential information in order to begin to understand what works and therefore how services could be configured in order to maximise the likelihood of a successful discharge. The findings from this study are likely to help inform the highly difficult process of discharge decision making and planning by providing clinicians with a better understanding of the factors associated with discharge success. In addition to the clear benefits for service delivery, this study will also benefit the partner organisation through assisting it to address the agenda for health provision reform set out by the Welsh Government through the principles of Prudent Healthcare (WAG, 2015; www.prudenthealthcare.wales). Finally, this study will have an impact beyond the particular partner organisation. Across the UK there are over 40 medium secure services for whom the findings of this research would be of interest in order to inform their service models and provision
Specialist psychiatric services across the UK have evolved over the past 40 years in the absence of any evidence base to support the adoption of different risk management procedures (Department of Health, 2007 a, b) or treatment models (Davies & Oldfield, 2009). Very little is known about how patient outcomes relate to pre-treatment risk, or, how different models of treatment and aftercare are related to criminal or clinical outcomes. Most surprisingly of all, nothing is known about the effects of receiving treatment in specialist services on patients, or about how patients think secure mental health care has affected them.
Deadline 30th June 2017
To apply please complete an application form found below and send the completed form to:
Dr Andrew Watt