PhD Studentship - Essex University Business School

University of Essex - University of Essex Business School

September 2016
Innovation and integration in UK social and healthcare providers 

An opportunity exists for an outstanding postgraduate to become involved in research on integrated health and social care organisations. The successful candidate for this fully funded 3-year PhD studentship will be based at the University of Essex Business School and will work closely with Dr Martin Harris and Professor Nigel South investigating emerging new organisational forms in a number of social/healthcare organisations in mid-Essex. Commencing in January 2017, the scholarship offers excellent training in both social science and applied organisational research.

Applications are invited from those who hold or expect to obtain, a Master’s degree in management, organisational studies or related social science disciplines, e.g. sociology or public administration. We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, independent and creative individual with excellent communication skills who is committed to working in health and social care settings. The successful applicant will be familiar with both qualitative research designs and semi-structured interview techniques.

Entry requirements and application procedures
Applications should be submitted electronically by 11th November 2016 - see here for details

Informal questions and queries about the studentship can be addressed to Dr Martin Harris (

For general information about Essex Business School please visit our webpages

The University of Essex
77% of research carried out at the University of Essex research has been judged to be 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF 2014).We offer world-class supervision and training opportunities and our research students work at the heart of an internationally-acknowledged and well-connected research community. In the 2013 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey, 84% of respondents said that they were satisfied with the quality of their research degree. With more than 130 countries represented within our student body, and 40% of our students from overseas, Essex is one of the most highly internationalised universities in the UK.

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