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Apply now for fees-only PhD scholarships in applied health and social care research.

Applied health and social care research

We are pleased to offer up to 5 part-time and full-time MPhil/PhD fee only scholarships (UK/EU rate) starting spring 2015.

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is a partnership between Kingston University and St George’s, University of London in South West London.   We are pleased to offer up to 5 part-time and full-time MPhil/PhD fee only scholarships (UK/EU rate) starting spring 2015.  The Faculty is seeking students who have a 2:1 or first class Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s degree, who are intellectually curious and academically able, who want to conduct research in a vibrant research environment and who have the drive to complete their studies. We welcome applications for fees only scholarships in the following areas:

  • An exploration of systems/cultural factors that affect the use of evidence-based patient safety approaches (principal supervisor Professor Scott Reeves),
  • Assessing the role of stakeholder engagement in promoting research impact (principal supervisor Dr Annette Boaz)
  • Exploring the concept of cultural competence in the inter-professional curriculum (principal supervisor Dr Marcus Jackson)
  • Investigating integrated self-management support through the stroke pathway (principal supervisor  Professor Fiona Jones)
  • Investigating clinical decision making and patient experience in telephone triage in urgent care settings(principal supervisor  Dr Mary Halter )
  • Obesity and the metabolic syndrome in young adult in the UK (principal supervisor Dr Hafez Ahmed)  ,
  • Rehabilitation strategies to improve balance and prevent falls in people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (principal   supervisor Dr Gita Ramdharry )
  • The values base of the children’s nursing profession (principal supervisor Dr James  Richardson)
  • The role, experiences and support needs of grandparents who have a grandchild with a life limiting condition (principal supervisor Dr Jayne  Price)
  • Using ethnography to explore stroke carers’ experiences of rehabilitation ( principal supervisor  Dr Nan Greenwood)
  • The challenges of nursing management and leadership: an ethnographic study of ward and unit managers in acute hospital trusts (principal supervisor Professor Ruth Harris)

The fee-only scholarships will be allocated in a competitive round with interviews.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can financially support themselves over the period of the study. For further information about the proposed studies and application process please email Susana Bustamante S.Bustamante@sgul.kingston.ac.uk   . Closing date for applications: midday 16th January 2015