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UK Parliament is currently recruiting for eight UKRI-funded Thematic Research Leads.

Thematic Research Leads (TRLs) are mid career researchers embedded three days a week in UK Parliament.

The purpose of these roles is to facilitate and enhance the use of research evidence and expertise in Parliament (in both the House of Commons and House of Lords) through working to support effective knowledge exchange, collaboration and processes. Each TRL leads on a specific policy area.

UK Parliament is recruiting to eight positions from a broad range of scientific and research disciplines:

Thematic Research Lead on AI and Digital 

Thematic Research Lead on Arts and Humanities   

Thematic Research Lead on Business, Economics and Trade   

Thematic Research Lead on Climate and Environment   

Thematic Research Lead on Crime and Justice   

Thematic Research Lead on Health 

Thematic Research Lead on International Affairs and National Security   

Thematic Research Lead on Transport

These part-time roles, funded by UKRI and supported by all of UKRI’s research councils, will be appointed to work with UK Parliament from September 2024 to summer 2026.

More information, including role descriptions and application guidance: Parliamentary Thematic Research Leads - UK Parliament

An Information Session about the scheme and roles will be held on Wednesday 17 January 2023, 1pm - 2.30pm. Register for the session: Microsoft Virtual Events Powered by Teams

A recording of this session will be made available on UK Parliament’s website.


Alice Taylor

Head of Public Policy Research and Place-based Strategy

Economic and Social Research Council

07732 406568