We have fully funded four-year doctoral studentships in Digital Civics in Social Care or Public Health available (commencing September 2017) and are seeking applicants with a passion for civic life, an interest in how digital technologies can be used to support citizens and communities, and an undergraduate or masters level education in social science, public health, health services, or a related subject.
The Department of Gerontology is seeking to appoint a Lectureship in Gerontology (Level 4 or 5). You will have experience in teaching quantitative research methods and one or more of the following fields: health, health policy, or long-term care. Expertise in advanced quantitative research methods (eg longitudinal analysis, event history analysis) would be an advantage. You will contribute to postgraduate teaching programmes, enhance the research profile of the Centre for Research on Ageing and the Department, and bring a proven record of research and publication.
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 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.
The University of Worcester is seeking to grow its interdisciplinary research capacity in Dementia Studies and the socio-cultural aspects of sport, exercise, and the body. In particular, the University wishes to strengthen its research on the varied roles that the cultural dimensions of sport (in particular, sporting reminiscence, memory and nostalgia) may have in the (re)construction of identities, communities and experiences of individuals with dementia. To this end, the University of Worcester is offering a full time 3-year fully-funded PhD studentship in the following area: Dementia and Sports reminiscence, memory and nostalgia: Engaging with the cultural dimensions of sport as a means of improving community engagement for people living with dementia.