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Reader (Dietetics) (5109)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our dietetic team in the department of Health Professions at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the top modern universities for research quality: 30% of our research, across more than 740 academics, has been rated as world-leading. We are the second ranked modern university for research power and 90% of our research impact is world-leading or internationally excellent ( Research Excellence Framework (2021).


About the role:

The post holder would be expected to make a significant contribution to our allied health research and specifically dietetics, increasing our 3* and 4* output and our international reputation in this area.

The Faculty of Health and Education is located in the purpose-built Brooks and in the Cavendish building, with first-class facilities for research and teaching in our cognate disciplines. These include purpose-built nutrition and dietetics laboratories, sensory labs, a clinical simulation suite and video observation facilities, and a physiotherapy and wellbeing clinic (The Manchester Movement Unit). In addition, there are outstanding opportunities for developing clinical and research collaborations with physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, nutrition, nursing and psychology through our Research Centre in Health, Psychology and Communities and with colleagues in Healthcare Science and Exercise and Sport Science.

We are looking for applicants with a PhD or doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration, significant research and clinical experience and an in depth understanding of the subject of dietetics.

The post requires applicants to have significant international quality research publication in high quality journals and a successful track record of obtaining research funding. Applicants are also expected to have experience of managing research projects and liaising with research sponsors/partners at a senior level.


To apply:

Please submit your CV and covering letter via the online portal. For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Julie Wright, Head of Department at or Professor Francis Fatoye, Director of the Centre for Health, Psychology and Communities (HPaC)  at



Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.

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Manchester Birley Campus
53 Bonsall Street, Manchester, UK, M15 6GX
  • Location:
    Manchester Birley Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Health & Education
  • Salary:
    Grade 10 (£53,353 to £61,823) until 31/07/23 an additional 2% will be paid (£54,420 to £63,059)
  • Closing Date:
    7 December 2022
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