What Works Scotland Scholarship

School of Social and Political Sciences

Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board/University of Glasgow PhD Studentship: Assets based approaches for improving health and wellbeing.

Applications are invited for an exciting new PhD studentship funded jointly by Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board and the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow.  The studentship will commence in January 2015 and will be based in Policy Scotland, a Research and Knowledge Exchange centre within the University of Glasgow. The student will also work closely with the What Works Scotland initiative.

The topic of the studentship: Community Planning partners in Ayrshire & Arran have embarked on a three year programme to implement asset based approaches to improving health and wellbeing in selected study areas in Ayrshire (further information on WWS Scholarship). Funders invite proposals for PhD level research that will contribute to and augment the already commissioned evaluation of the programme. Applications are sought from candidates with research interests in any set of research questions and methodological approach relevant to a substantive aspect of the intervention and its evaluation); we are able to provide supervision for applicants with a strong social science background including health economics and social policy.

Funding will be available for a 3 year PhD programme. Funding will cover fees, research expenses and an annual stipend of £13,863.

The closing date for applications is 4pm on 31st October 2014 with interviews to be held with short-listed candidates on 10th November 2014. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Alan McConnell: alan.mcconnell@glasgow.ac.uk.

They should include a What Works Scotland Scholarship application form, 2 references, previous degree transcripts and a 1,500 research proposal setting out the proposed areas for study, indicative research questions and proposed methods and a summary of the key areas of literature that will be critically reviewed during the PhD.

For further information please visit this page or contact Dr Mhairi Mackenzie, Convenor of the Doctoral Programme within the School of Social and Political Sciences at mhairi.mackenzie@glasgow.ac.uk