The Division of Health Research (DHR) within Lancaster University’s Faculty of Health and Medicine is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Ageing to join an innovative department with a high quality research active environment offering a range of postgraduate courses.
We are looking for an exceptional individual to support teaching on our two newly approved blended learning PhDs in Ageing and Dementia Studies and our new Masters in Ageing (intakes expected in September 2017). Effective doctoral level supervision will also be expected. You will be expected to consolidate an emerging research profile in line with the priorities and interests within the Division. In particular there will be excellent opportunities to pursue research into ageing, and particularly from a social science perspective. You will be able to join the University’s Centre for Ageing Research, a multidisciplinary centre which conducts and facilitates a wide range of world-leading research – biological, psychological, social science, socio-technical, public health - relevant to ageing.
The Concordia University Research Chair in Aging and Public Policy is offering a 2 year postdoctoral fellowship for a research project on the politics of social gerontology. We are seeking someone who will contribute to the Asian portion of the project.
The School of Healthcare Sciences at Bangor University invites applications for the role of Professor in Dementia. The successful candidate will play a significant role in leading the development of applied research and implementation across the field of dementia. This role represents a significant opportunity for a leading applied researcher to develop their work and reputation.
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.