Coventry University is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. As one of the City’s biggest employers, we offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. There are pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities as well as lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, discounted membership to the £4 million sports and recreation centre and schemes such as Cycle to Work and the CU Car Share initiative.
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CIRAL has a growing portfolio of funded projects and projects in development undertaken at international, national and local levels. In our second year we have been involved in successful research grants to the value of £2 million, with further grant applications submitted and awaiting outcome totalling £12.3 million. Our current portfolio of live grants is £4.2 million.
Our projects are funded through Research Councils (e.g. Medical Research Council); the NHS (e.g. NHS England, National Institute for Health Research); medical charities (e.g. Cancer Research UK, Prostate Cancer UK, Teenage Cancer Trust, MacMillan Cancer Support), local authorities and community funders (e.g. Warwickshire County Council, Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group).
Early Cancer Detection Consortium - Systematic Reviews to Underpin the Development of a Generic Blood Test for Cancer
Developing new measures to enable service providers to assess depression and suicidality in adults with autism, and establish national prevalence of these in the UK to inform policy.
Research seeking to explore young people’s understanding of sexual consent, using qualitative research methods.
FALLCHECK is an innovative project designed to support people at risk of falling.
Chance2Change is the development of a digital intervention to increase condom use amongst those self-testing for chlamydia.