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PhD Studentship

Organisation: University of Hertfordshire
Location: Hatfield, UK
Website: http://www.herts.ac.uk/research/centres-and-groups/cripacc
Contact Email: l.whiting@herts.ac.uk
Deadline: 07 April 2017
Salary: £14,725 per annum

A full time PhD studentship is available from September 2017 in CRIPACC at the University of Hertfordshire, UK (http://www.herts.ac.uk/research/centres-and-groups/cripacc).

Within the University research theme of ‘health and wellbeing’ we would welcome proposals related to:

(1) mapping health, wellbeing and social care research across stakeholder groups

(2) the impact of meals on wheels on the health and wellbeing of older people

(3) supporting people at risk of depression and loneliness following a diagnosis of dementia

(4) violence and aggression in community mental health work

(5) co-production approaches with staff and experts by experience in policy and practice within mental health agencies

(6) challenging behaviour among young people in health and social care settings

(7) the process and impact of patient and public involvement in health and social care research

(8) adolescent family life and its influence on development, life chances and health behaviours. Individuals with lived experience of a long-term condition and their carers are particularly encouraged to apply for this studentship, if they have relevant experience and qualifications.
The studentship will provide an annual stipend over a maximum of 3.5 years, currently £14,725 for 2017/18 as well as home/EU student fees. For applicants permanently resident outside the UK/EU the stipend will be reduced by approximately £7,050 to cover international student fees.

Application deadline: 7th April 2017

Interviews will take place in May 2017. Applicants who do not receive an invitation to interview after eight weeks of their application may assume that the application was unsuccessful.

The University of Hertfordshire (UH) is based in Hatfield, a short (25 mins) train journey away from central London. According to the UK-wide Research Excellence Framework (2014) 82% of the submitted research from the School of Health and Social Work was judged to be of world leading or internationally excellent quality. The UH is rated among the top 50 ‘best UK universities chosen by major employers’ for producing ready-to-work graduates in THE’s 2015 ranking.

[1] Principal supervisors in relation to the above topics are:

(1) Prof Wendy Wills

(2) Dr Angela Dickinson

(3) Prof Claire Goodman

(4-6) Prof Brian Littlechild

(7) Dr Julia Jones

(8) Dr Ellen Klemera

Applicants must contact potential PhD supervisors to refine a specific project before submitting an application[1]. Applicants should hold or expect to obtain a 1st or upper 2nd class undergraduate or master’s degree in a relevant subject.

Please contact the postgraduate research tutor Dr Lisa Whiting (l.whiting@herts.ac.uk) or the postgraduate research administrator Mrs Elizabeth Day (e.day2@herts.ac.uk) with any further questions and to ask for guidance on how to prepare your research proposal. Once the proposal has been developed with the appropriate supervisor please complete an application form: http://www.herts.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply-for-a-course#research. Please return your completed application form to doctoralcollegeadmissions@herts.ac.uk, mentioning ‘HSK studentship’ in the subject line, and attaching the following:

Your research proposal

Copies of your higher academic qualifications with transcripts

A copy of your passport

Two academic references (please enclose with the application, or alternatively please ask your referees to email the reference directly to Elizabeth Day day2@herts.ac.uk)

International students must also submit an IELTS certificate showing a score of 6.5 or above [with no lower than 5.5 in any band; http://www.herts.ac.uk/international/how-to-apply]