The NIHR School for Public Health Reserch and NIHR ARC North Thames invite applications for a jointly-funded 3-year PhD studentship to begin September 2020. Supervisors are drawn from across both the NIHR ARC North Thames and NIHR SPHR. This collaborative initiative allows unparalleled access to leading applied and public health experts, supervisors who are leaders in their field, channels for dissemination of research, participation in bespoke training, and a strong network and community of graduate students and researchers.
There are six projects available. We will fund one project through this scheme.
1. Using NHS databases to characterise children with multi-morbidity, Dr Pia Hardelid (UCL)
2. Local-level Public-private Partnerships (PPPs) in Public Health: an Analysis, Dr Matt Egan (LSHTM)
3. Inequalities in the prevalence and management of multi-morbidity amongst people who use secondary care mental health services, Professor David Osborn (UCL)
4. What are the differential impacts on childhood obesity associated with school closures in response to Covid-19?, Dr Jessica Sheringham (UCL)
5. Working with complex systems, interventions, and inequalities in the post-Covid landscape, Professor Carl May (LSHTM)
• Candidates should hold a Master’s in a relevant discipline (or complete their Master’s by September 2020) and have a minimum of a 2:1 or equivalent in their first degree.
• All applicants require excellent written and verbal communication skills and should be willing to work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary and multi-professional teams.
• Due to funding restrictions, applicants must be UK/EU nationals. Please see UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) for criteria.
• Applicants should preferably have knowledge of the UK health and care system.
How to apply
Your application should consist of:
• A CV (qualifications, work experience, publications, presentations and prizes) & contact details of two academic referees.
• A personal statement (300 words) describing your suitability for the proposed project including how your research experience, skills and interests relate to the topic.
• A 1-page proposal of how you would develop the PhD project that you are applying for.
For applications and enquiries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the NIHR ARC North Thames
NIHR ARC North Thames is a research partnership committed to identifying the health and care problems that most concern everyone in our region, designing innovative research in response and then quickly putting findings into practice. Led by Professor Rosalind Raine (UCL), the ARC is a collaboration of 50+ partners including universities, NHS trusts, local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, UCLPartners, patient/public organisations and industry.