Reference: 10010287
Employment type: Fixed-term contract (one year)
Employment basis: Full-time
Salary:  £20,764 to £24,049 per annum 
Date published: 14th November 2013 
Closing date: 28th November 2013
Interview: 10th January 2014  

Applications are invited for a talented Research Assistant in History to work on the externally funded research project, ‘The Changing Legitimacy of Health and Safety at Work’.  

Since 1960, the landscape of occupational safety and health in Britain has changed radically, yet has received surprisingly little academic attention. This project helps to redress this neglect, paying particular attention to one area commonly believed to have experienced a major shift – the perceived legitimacy of health and safety.  

The successful candidate will research a range of primary and secondary sources relating to occupational safety and health in post-1960 Britain, with a focus on changing notions of legitimacy, particularly in relation to the role of the state.  

The postholder will join the small, cross-institutional project team and the History subject area in the School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies. Together the project team will examine changing notions of risk and public perceptions of health and safety at work over the past 50 years with a view to informing present-day practice and working with the funders, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

See for further details and to apply.