PhD Studentship: Hello My Robot Doctor – Designing Self-Adaptive Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) for Improved User Experience for Repeat Prescriptions

Bournemouth University - Faculty of Science &Technology

Funding amount: £14,000 maintenance grant per annum

Lead Supervisor name: Dr Nan Jiang

he Department of Computing and Informatics, Faculty of Science of Technology, Bournemouth University working in partnership with IQ HealthTech Ltd., welcomes applications for a fully funded PhD studentship in designing safe and effective self-adaptive Electronic Prescription Services (EPS) for improved end-user experience for repeat prescriptions. The studentship is for 3 years, which will begin in January 2018. The student will be supported by an annual £14,000 stipend and up to an additional £3,000 to support training and development costs during the valid studentship period.

The match funder, IQ HealthTech Ltd. (Company Reg No. 07684840) is a leading chemotherapy prescribing solution provider in the UK working closely with the private healthcare and NHS sectors across the country.

The successful candidate will work as a full time Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) within the Department under the supervision of a group of experienced academics from Human Computer Interaction Research Group (BUCHI) and Cyber Security Research Group (BUCSR) as well as Coventry University. The PGR will also be requested to spend a minimum of one day at IQ HealthTech Ltd. every week working closely with the company supervisor. In addition, the PGR will receive advices from the Department of Nursing and Clinical Sciences (advisor TBC), Bournemouth University.

What does the funded studentship include?

Funded candidates will receive a maintenance grant of £14,000 per annum (unless otherwise specified), to cover their living expenses and have their fees waived for 36 months. In addition, research costs, including field work and conference attendance, will be met.

Funded Studentships are open to both UK/EU and International students unless otherwise specified.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates for funded PhD studentship must demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 3 years.

For fully funded studentships candidates must demonstrate outstanding academic potential with preferably a 1st class honours degree and/or a Master’s degree with distinction or equivalent Grade Point Average. An IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 minimum (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) is essential for candidates for whom English is not their first language.

In addition to satisfying basic entry criteria, BU will look closely at the qualities, skills and background of each candidate and what they can bring to their chosen research project in order to ensure successful completion.

Closing date: The first call for applications will close on 31 August 2017.

For further information on how to apply click the ‘Apply’ button below or email

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