University of Leeds
PhD STUDENTSHIPS IN HEALTHCARE
Applications are invited for three full time (three-year) PhD studentships, to start in September or October 2009 in The School of Healthcare, which has a vibrant research community and was ranked 6th nationally in the recent Research Assessment Exercise. You will be a qualified healthcare professional; or a graduate with a health-related degree (or anticipated to graduate this summer). You will have a Bachelor’s degree first or upper-second class, or a Master’s degree.
You will receive an annual tax-free stipend starting at £13,246 (£14,350 for healthcare professionals), an allowance for research expenses and training, and the School will pay EU/ home level tuition fees. You will also be able to undertake some paid employment by mutual agreement (maximum 1 day per week). There are three studentships available.
We welcome applications to undertake any of the following projects (lead supervisor):
- Anxiety after stroke (Dr Peter Knapp);
- Self-management for patients with stroke (Dr Jenni Murray);
- Globalization, psychological distress and counselling and psychotherapy (Prof Dawn Freshwater);
- Self-management of more than one long term condition (Dr Felicity Astin);
- Evaluating complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies in the NHS (Prof Kate Thomas);
- Comparing complementary health centres in the UK and Europe that use a combination of therapies (Dr John Lees);
- Intracardiac defibrillators: impact on psycho-social function (Dr Paul Marshall);
- Clinical decision making in the context of compression bandaging of lower limb ulceration (Dr Jill Firth);
- The influence of auditory processing on cognitive resources in driving (Dr Nick Thyer).
Further details and application forms are available from Mrs. Christine Shaw (0113 343 5635 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or at
Closing date: Friday 13th March 2009 at 12:00.
Interviews: Wednesday 22nd April.
If you anticipate potential problems with this interview date please state this in your letter of application.
We are committed to equal opportunities.