Of interest? Funded PhD opportunities at the Open University

The OU is currently offering the following opportunity:

4 full-time funded PhD Studentships commencing February 2016

Faculty of Health & Social Care, Based in Milton Keynes
Approximate annual stipend of £14,057
closing date : 29/10/2015
Achieving good health and wellbeing for all is essential to achieving social justice, and this lies at the heart of the Open University’s mission. Building on existing cross-disciplinary intellectual capacity, an evidenced commitment to social justice and existing local, regional, national and international collaborations and networks, the University is making a further investment in the field of health and wellbeing which includes funding of 4 PhD studentships. Existing research strengths within the University map across a range of disciplines and fields including: sociology of health; public policy and management; critical health psychology; biomedical sciences; health services research; human computer interaction, personal informatics and wearable technologies; health economics; medical statistics; health communication; public health and health promotion; social marketing; mental health; and the medical humanities.

We are keen to attract students to work with us on research that locates the experiences of patients, carers, family members and practitioners at the forefront of inquiries. We place value on participatory and inclusive research particularly with individuals that are marginalised, ‘hard to reach’ or have complex needs. Applications are invited on one or more of the following themes: – age, ageing and later life; children, young people, parenting and families; death, dying and bereavement; disability and long-term conditions or reproductive and sexual health

These are four full-time 3 year studentships which covers all fees, living expenses and fieldwork costs. Please note you will need to be educated to Masters’ level qualification to apply and would be required to live in the UK close to the university campus in Milton Keynes.

For more information go to:http://www3.open.ac.uk/employment/job-details.asp?id=8764&ref=ext

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