Sunday, August 23, 2009

PhD Studentships in Health and Social Care School of Health and Social Care

Avery Hill Campus

Applications are invited for 2 three-year, fulltime postgraduate research studentships in the School of Health and Social Care leading to a PhD. Candidates will have a background in social science and/or the health and social care professions (nursing, midwifery, public health, or social work). The topics are open and we would be happy to consider how to develop your ideas in the context of our strengths in social science applied to health and social care, particularly in relation to patients’ experiences and outcomes in acute care, models and methods for promoting behaviour change, child protection, learning disability and fragile families. Please contact the Director of Research, Professor Elizabeth West ( for further information and to discuss your research interests.

The bursary will be £14,500 per annum in 2009/10; tuition fees will be met in addition to this sum. Successful candidates will be expected to undertake taught courses in qualitative and quantitative research methods and key research skills if required. Students may be asked to undertake some teaching activities of up to three hours a week and are expected to contribute to the life and research culture of the School.

A Masters degree or a First or Upper Second Honours Degree is required.

A full application includes:

* An application letter
* CV (including details of education, qualifications, research and other relevant experience)
* Research proposal of up to 2,000 words
* The names of two academic referees; to speed up the process referees should be asked to send their references immediately, by post to the address below, or by email to

Please send your application electronically to and copy to by 5 pm on 28 August 2009. Interviews will be held in September and studentships will commence as soon as possible thereafter.

Professor Elizabeth West
Professor in Applied Social Science
Director of Research
School of Health and Social Care
Mary Seacole Building
University of Greenwich
Avery Hill Road
Eltham, London SE9 2UG

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