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Apply for new academic positions within the Department for Health

We’re recruiting for two new academic roles to work alongside staff in our growing community.

Our Department for Health is a vibrant and growing community, providing excellent opportunities for academic teaching and research. We're dedicated to providing a supportive and inclusive environment for our staff and students.

We hold a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our ongoing commitment to gender equality. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are particularly welcoming of applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the Department for Health. You can read more about how we promote equality, diversity and inclusion as well as support for LGBT+ staff and support for staff to practice their faith.

All appointments will be made on merit of skill and experience relative to the role. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community.

Positions available

Welcome to the Department for Health

Our staff provide an overview of our research and department at the University of Bath.

Fiona Gillison

Reader, Head of Department

Fiona Gillison

I have been working at the University of Bath since finishing my PhD here in 2007. It has been exciting to be a part of the development of the Department for Health since then, and get involved in expanding the scope and size of both our research groups and the programmes that we offer to students while making sure that the Department remains an enjoyable and positive place to work. We take great pride in the inter-disciplinary environment we have created, and the possibilities that this opens up to us in challenging our thinking and promoting innovation. Since starting my academic career at the University of Bath I also have greatly benefited from the many opportunities to take on leadership or development roles and the training, support and mentorship that has been provided to help me succeed.

Emma Rich


Emma Rich

I joined the University in 2010 as a Senior lecturer with an interest in examining sport, physical activity and physical/health education from a critical/socio-cultural perspective. Engaging in family life while fulfilling my career aspirations is hugely important to me. The Department have always been supportive of my varied caring responsibilities alongside my ongoing professional development. Working at Bath provides me with opportunities to engage with excellent students, researchers from different disciplines and health professionals/user groups.

Dr Dario Cazzola

Senior Lecturer

Dario Cazzola

I joined the University of Bath in 2012 as a Research Associate, and in 2014 I became Lecturer in Biomechanics at the Department for Health. Such an important career step was surely facilitated by the supportive and positive culture within the Department for Health. During my time as a Lecturer I was able to benefit from many opportunities and research support from the Department for Health that allowed to establish my current research portfolio and international collaborations. Also, I become a father in September 2017, and I always felt supported by the Department which promotes flexible working hours and highly considers parenting responsibilities.

Dr Rachel Arnold

Senior Lecturer

Rachel Arnold

I started at the University as a Lecturer in 2012. Coming straight to the role from a PhD, I found the University and Department to be incredibly supportive of early career academics. This support has continued throughout my period of maternity leave and I’m excited to be re-joining the team this month. During my time at the University, I have particularly relished the opportunities to build interdisciplinary research collaborations, engage with external partners relevant to my work, and deliver my teaching as part of an integrated and enthusiastic programme team.

Dr Adam Brazil

Lecturer (teaching only)

Adam Brazil

I joined the University of Bath as a Lecturer (teaching specialist) in 2018, coming straight into the role from a PhD. The University and Department for Health have been incredibly supportive during my early career, and the positive culture amongst staff has made for an exciting transition from research to teaching. Importantly, the Department encourages and supports early career academics in undertaking leadership roles, creating an environment with opportunities for progression and career development. Professional and personal interests are valued and celebrated, meaning that I can continue to pursue my own sporting aspirations outside of work.

Well recognised for excellence

We are proud of our achievements and our inclusive and supportive environment. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services.


Contact us if you'd like to know more about the Department's expansion and the roles that we have available.