|Funding for:||EU Students, International Students, Self-funded Students, UK Students|
|Funding amount:||£18,622 in 2023/24, plus Home tuition fees, for up to 36 months.|
|Placed On:||19th September 2023|
|Closes:||20th October 2023|
The School of Health and Social Care at the University of Essex is offering a fully funded PhD studentship starting in January 2024. A stipend will be paid in line with UKRI guidelines, starting at £18,622pa in 2023-24, plus Home tuition fees, for a maximum of 36 months. International candidates are welcome to apply but would need to be able to fund the fee difference.
The proposed interdisciplinary PhD is jointly funded by the University of Essex and a local social enterprise, Sport for Confidence (SFC), which places Occupational Therapists and specialist Sports Coaches into leisure centre settings to create accessible and inclusive opportunities. The studentship is focused on evaluating aspects of a national system partnership SFC has with Sport England.
Key aims of the studentship are:
The student will join a vibrant school with an active cohort of doctoral students and supportive team of academics, administrators, and technicians; being supervised by three experienced members of research staff from the School of Health and Social Care and the School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences: Dr Anna Pettican, Dr Paul Freeman and Dr Andrew Brinkley. Additionally, the student will be integrated within SFC, working as part of the organisation to support a culture of collecting and utilising data to promote learning and inform practice.
How to apply
Application closing date: 12pm midday on Friday 20 October 2023.
Interview date: Thursday 16 November 2023.
You can apply for this postgraduate research opportunity online (https://www1.essex.ac.uk/pgapply/login.aspx). Applicants should select full-time ‘PhD in Public Health’ when applying and (when asked for your ‘proposed research topic or area of research’) state the studentship title at the top of this advert. Applications MUST include the following documents to be uploaded:
Type / Role: