PhD studentship: Using virtual reality and mobile platforms to tackle public health problems

University of the Highlands and Islands

Centre for Health Science

Applications are invited for a 3-year full-time PhD Studentship from graduates, ideally with a first class Bachelor’s degree, or a 2.1 plus a Master’s degree.

You will undertake cross disciplinary research, bringing together developments in digital health, including developments in virtual reality, and apply these to address public health problems such as adverse health behaviours.

Suitable backgrounds for this PhD include public health/epidemiology, social sciences, computer science, engineering or related disciplines.  The project will be tailored to take into account the background, experience and interests of the successful candidate.

You will be based at the Centre for Health Science in Inverness and the Centre for Digital Health in Elgin, and will be required to be there for at least 2 days a week for the duration of the PhD.

Further details are available from Professor Maged Kamel Boulos or Professor Hugo van Woerden

Funding details:

A standard stipend will be provided (at RCUK rates), university fees will be paid (at UK/EU rate only), and travel to relevant conferences will be reimbursed.

Please note: International applicants will be liable for the difference in fees between the UK/EU rate and international rate.

Apply now:

Deadline for applications - Monday 7th November 2016, 5pm (UK time)

To apply please download the application form here, complete and return with supporting documents to:

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