|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||Not Specified|
|Placed On:||31st July 2020|
|Closes:||31st August 2020|
Value of award
100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and annual living expenses at UKRI rate. Successful non-EU international students will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees. A research training support grant of £5,000 per year is available to cover research costs and local/national/international travel (conferences and exchanges).
Number of awards: 1
Start date and duration: September 2020 for 3 years full time.
Racial maternal health inequalities in the UK are significant and widening: Black women have an over five-fold risk of dying in pregnancy or up to six weeks postpartum compared to white women, with an increased risk of preterm birth and low birth weight babies. Enhancing health and social care is key to reducing health inequalities. Pregnancy is a time of increased vulnerability but it is also an opportune time for prevention, as women usually have regular contact with healthcare services.
This project aims to develop culturally-appropriate, community-based maternity care pathways to address poor maternal health outcomes. It will apply intersectionality and behaviour change theories to consider how identity categories and disadvantage interact with maternal health outcomes and how structural forces shape maternity services and perpetuate health inequalities.
Name of supervisor(s)
The successful applicant will have, or expect to obtain an upper second class or above in Behavioural or Social Science (or a cognate discipline). A Masters degree (Merit or above) or research experience is desirable but not essential. If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (at least 5.5 in all sub-skills) or equivalent language qualification. Non-UK candidates should contact email@example.com regarding eligibility and fees.
How to apply
You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system by creating an account. To do this please select ‘How to Apply’ and choose the ‘Apply now’ button.
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For further information please email Dr. Ryc Aquino. firstname.lastname@example.org
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