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PhD studentship: Towards a critical understanding of the emergence, development and implementation of integrated care pathways for frail older people

Organisation: The London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership
Location: King's College London
Website: https://www.liss-dtp.ac.uk/case-studentships-student-applicants/
Contact Email: euan.sadler@kcl.ac.uk
Deadline: 12 April 2017
Salary: £16,296

The London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP) is now inviting applications to apply for an ESRC-funded three-year doctoral collaborative (CASE) studentship in collaboration with our partners, The Health Innovation Network South London, Age UK Lambeth and Age UK Lewisham & Southwark to begin in October 2017. The PhD study is entitled ‘Towards a critical understanding of the emergence, development and implementation of integrated care pathways for frail, older people’ and is currently being advertised, along with other LISS DTP collaborative PhD studentships, on the LISS DTP website: https://www.liss-dtp.ac.uk/case-studentships-student-applicants/. This studentship uses an ethnographic approach to explore the role, value and implications of integrated care pathways (ICPs) for frail older people and the social, organisational, politico-economic and historical contexts shaping their emergence, development and implementation in practice, exploring these issues in the context of ICPs for frail older people in the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, south London. Findings are expected to inform the development of clearer pathways and a framework to facilitate the implementation of ICPs to improve quality of care and outcomes for frail older people. Applicants with relevant experience and qualifications from a gerontology or related social science background are encouraged to apply.
PhD studentship: Towards a critical understanding of the emergence, development and implementation of integrated care pathways for frail, older people

The London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP) is one of 14 accredited Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP) in the UK. LISS DTP is a collaboration between King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.

King’s College London, as part of LISS DTP, is now inviting applications to apply for this ESRC-funded three-year full time doctoral collaborative (CASE) studentship in collaboration with our partners, The Health Innovation Network South London, Age UK Lambeth and Age UK Lewisham & Southwark to begin in October 2017.

About the PhD Frail older people commonly experience complex health and social care needs and difficulties receiving care in a coordinated manner. Integrated care pathways (ICPs) for frail older people have been proposed, which integrate health and social care delivered by multi-disciplinary teams along a coordinated pathway. However, there has been limited social science research focusing on a critical understanding of the role, value and implications of ICPs, and the social, organisational, politico-economic and historical contexts shaping their emergence, development and implementation in practice. This PhD uses an ethnographic approach and draws on relevant social science theory to explore these issues in the context of ICPs for frail older people in the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, south London. Methods will include analysis of policy documents, observations of care practices with a sample of frail older people and their family members as they navigate the health and care system, analysis of care records, interviews with participants and professionals involved in their care, pathway mapping, and stakeholder engagement meetings using co-design methodology. Findings will inform the development of clearer pathways and a framework to facilitate the implementation of ICPs to improve quality of care and outcomes for frail older people.

This PhD study will be supervised at King's College London by Professor Jane Sandall, Dr Euan Sadler, Professor Nick Sevdalis, and Dr Claire Steves.

For further information about this PhD, along with other LISS DTP collaborative PhD studentships, please visit: https://www.liss-dtp.ac.uk/case-studentships-student-applicants/.

Eligibility To be considered for this PhD, eligible applicants would need to have a social science background, as evidenced by a very good first degree (or be predicted to obtain) at first class or upper second class standard. Applicants will normally also have an appropriate Master’s degree (at distinction or at least high merit level) and / or another appropriate qualification. Studentships are only available for students who meet residency requirements set out by the ESRC here: www.esrc.ac.uk/skills-and-careers/studentships/prospective-students/am-i-eligible-for-an-esrc-studentship/.The studentship will cover the full cost of Home / EU fees for a PhD programme, and an annual stipend (the 2017 figure has not yet been set, but in September 2016 the amount was £16,296). If you are already studying and / or have been classed as ‘international’ for fees purposes, then you will not be eligible for a LISS DTP collaborative studentship. EU students may apply for a studentship on a fees-only basis. Stipend funding may be possible through institutional funding for successful EU student applications on a limited basis. As part of the studentship, the successful applicant will be able to apply for additional funds from LISS DTP’s Research Training Support Grant funding to help cover some of the research costs related to the studentship.

Candidates should complete the ESRC LISS DTP CASE Studentships application form, available here: https: www.liss-dtp.ac.uk/case-studentships-student-applicants/.

You should then email the completed form to liss-dtp@kcl.ac.uk along with the following supporting material:

•a CV

•copies of academic transcripts for all relevant degrees

•two references (either two academic references or one academic reference and one professional reference).

Application deadline: 12 April 2017, 17.00 (GMT)

Short-listed applicants will be interviewed following the closing date.

Find out more

If you would like to find out further information about this studentship before you apply, please contact Dr Euan Sadler (euan.sadler@kcl.ac.uk) or Professor Jane Sandall (jane.sandall@kcl.ac.uk).