|Location:||Kingston upon Hull|
|Funding for:||UK Students|
|Placed On:||20th November 2023|
|Closes:||15th February 2024|
Individuals without stable housing face numerous challenges, including poverty, addiction, and high rates of trauma, making them highly vulnerable in society. According to the ONS (2021), suicide is the second leading cause of death among the homeless. However, the data in this area is patchy and should be interpreted with caution. To address this, it is crucial to critically examine the methodologies used to gather these statistics and understand the complex experiences and inequalities within this heterogeneous group.
This project proposes two approaches to explore the links between suicide and homelessness. Firstly, an interrogation of official statistics on homelessness and suicide, scrutinizing how each are defined, categorized, and counted. Secondly, ethnographic research will involve interviewing individuals with lived experience of homelessness and service providers to gain their insights. By employing these methods, the project aims to contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of the intricate connections between suicide and homelessness.
For informal enquires please contact:
Dr Jo Bell: firstname.lastname@example.org
This project is part of the interdisciplinary Suicide Prevention and Social Justice cluster (4 PhD scholarships), which brings together suicide prevention, media & literature studies, domestic abuse, addictions, health inequalities and education expertise to shape novel theories for prevention.
Dr Jo Bell, Dr Catherine Wynne, Dr Paul Whybrow, Mr Andrew Smith.
Applicants should have a minimum First Class degree in a Psychology / Social Science / Humanities related subject and a taught MSc or Masters by Research in a relevant subject, or other significant research credentials.
For more details on our entry requirements please visit the postgraduate admissions webpage.
This scholarship is available for full-time and part-time study.
This opportunity comes with a Home fee waiver only, which will not cover the full International fee. You will therefore need to pay the difference between the Home fee and the International fee and will need to provide evidence that you have sufficient funds to cover this.
English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill.
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