PhD Studentships in Health, Wellbeing and Social Care commencing October 2018

Open University - Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies

The Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies is funding full-time PhD studentships for an October 2018 start. Achieving good health and supporting effective social care for all is essential to achieving social justice, and this lies at the heart of the Open University’s mission. We are keen to attract students to work with us on research that locates the experiences of service users, ‘patients’, carers, family members and practitioners at the fore of inquiry. We place value on participatory and inclusive research particularly with individuals that are marginalised, ‘hard to reach’ or have complex needs. Our research draws on various methodologies and forms of analysis and much is based on multidisciplinary work across the social sciences, in particular drawing on medical sociology, critical psychology, anthropology and other critical, applied social sciences. We also have places for part-time self-funded students.

Applications are invited on one or more of the following themes:

  • Age, ageing and later life
  • Children, young people, parenting and families
  • Death, dying and bereavement
  • Disability and long-term conditions
  • Reproductive and sexual health


For more information on the application process see:

To inquire about these studentships contact Dr Lindsay O’Dell by email:

Closing date 11 March 2017. Interviews to be held in April 2018.

Equal Opportunity is University Policy

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