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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£45,737 - £52,841 per year
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35 hours per week
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The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health seeks to recruit a health economist to extend and enhance the Centre’s research and teaching activities. The successful candidate will join the Economics of Health and Wellbeing theme ( and will contribute to world-leading health economics research along with some health economics teaching at a postgraduate level.

We encourage applications from candidates with research interests across our themes, particularly economic evaluations of health and social care interventions, evaluation of complex community-based initiatives, preference elicitation and societal values.  

Glasgow Caledonian University - the University for the Common Good - is a vibrant, values-led, multi-cultural University with a global outlook, dedicated to delivering social innovation. Our organisational strategy is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and our globally recognised researchers advise governments, industry and international bodies. We are ranked fifth in the world and first in the UK for promoting gender equality, 69th globally for social impact, and the top modern university in Scotland for research power. In 2020-21, we contributed £1.7 billion and more than 14,000 jobs across the globe.

The Yunus Centre for Social Business & Health was founded in 2010 and is named in honour of Professor Muhammad Yunus, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to advance social and economic opportunities of the poor through work on microcredit.  The Centre is multi-disciplinary and comprises 19 academic and research staff and 14 PhD students based in the Centre, as well as affiliated members from across GCU’s Schools.  We are co-located at the heart of our Glasgow campus, and enjoy a vibrant and supportive research culture in the Centre, where research excellence is central and research careers are supported.  The research performance of the Centre demonstrates research excellence across all standard research metrics, including grant successes (from UKRI, NIHR, Wellcome Trust, Community Fund), high quality publications and research impact.  All of our staff contributed to REF 2021, across Units of Assessment, in health, business and management and social work and social policy.  In the health field, (UoA3 Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy) 91% of the GCU’s health research was formally classified as world leading or internationally excellent (REF2021).

Our research cuts across the three main societal challenges listed in Glasgow Caledonian’s University’s Research strategy: inclusive societies, healthy lives and sustainable environments.  Focusing on social innovation, health, wellbeing and inequalities, we aim to transform the lives of communities through pioneering research in the following areas:

  • Social economy
  • Economics of health and wellbeing
  • Community development, citizenship and participation

We expect the candidate to hold a first degree in economics, a related quantitative subject, or a relevant health-related degree and a postgraduate qualification with substantial health economics components. The candidate will preferably already have a PhD and will be able to show evidence of excellence in research.  Experience of teaching is an advantage but opportunities for training and development will be provided. 


As a member of the Economics of Health and Wellbeing Group and the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health you will have opportunity to grow research collaborations at GCU and beyond; advance your skills, knowledge and experience; as well as develop the next generation of public health policymakers. GCU offers many opportunities for continuous professional development of researchers and teachers alike.

For informal discussion about the post please contact Professor Helen Mason (

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).


  • Disability Confident Employer - Committed