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PhD Scholarship on the Organisational and Cultural Aspects of Patient Safety: focusing on care transitions and new care settings

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PhD Scholarship on the Organisational and Cultural Aspects of Patient Safety: focusing on care transitions and new care settings

PhD studentship located within the Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership & Learning (CHILL) at Nottingham University Business School's, in collaboration with the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre and the NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands.

Are you interested in an undertaking a PhD to investigate how the organisational and cultural aspects of patient safety?

We are looking for an enthusiastic student who will work with an inter-disciplinary supervisory team to apply advanced social science theory and methods to carry out this ground-breaking research on patient safety. Firstly in the area of care transitions, such as urgent admission or hospital discharge. Secondly in the area of new care settings, such as care homes, out-reach services or care at home.

It is anticipated the student will refine the focus on the study with their supervisors, and that it will likely engage with conceptual debates related to inter-organisational working, professional boundaries, and/or knowledge sharing. Through carrying out research with professionals and stakeholders the research will look to develop innovative solutions to improve care quality.

This funded PhD will commence from 1st October 2019. A yearly stipend at current RCUK rates (£15,009), plus UK/EU student tuition fees (£4,327), is available to the successful applicant.

The PhD will be part of the Business and Management programme at Nottingham University Business School's Centre for Health Innovation Leadership and Learning (CHILL), and is offered in collaboration with the School of Health Sciences and the School of Sociology and Social Policy, as part of the University's Rights Lab Beacon of Excellence.

This PhD is offered as part of an ongoing collaboration between the Nottingham University Business School, and the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, specifically the Care Systems and Transitions Theme, and the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) East Midlands, specifically the Implementing Evidence and Improvements theme.

The successful applicant will be expected to visit research sites on a regular basis and should be able to travel across the East Midlands.

How to apply
Applicants should have:
• A 2.1 or higher honours degree in a social science, and
• A Master's degree which includes a substantial research element, with a score of 65% or above in the taught modules and 65% or above in the dissertation.

Complete the online application. Your application must include a research proposal and should indicate the area in which the research will be conducted and the key issues that you want to examine in more detail.

In addition, please also enclose the following with your application form:
• Transcripts of all your academic qualifications. If you have not completed your Master's degree yet, you should include a transcript of the marks received to date. Any offer is conditional upon achieving the required standard.
• 2 academic references.
• English language test result, if English is not your first language.

Entry onto our PhD programme is very competitive. If you fulfil all of the admissions requirements it does not guarantee that you will be offered a place. We also consider:
• The quality of your research proposal.
• The fit of your research area with potential supervisors.
• References.
• Your personal statement.

Once your online application has been submitted, please email to indicate you would like to be considered for this scholarship.

Closing date: 23.59pm [BST] on 17th May 2019. Applications submitted after this time will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview to be held in Nottingham on Thursday 6th June 2019. The successful candidates will be notified by Friday 14th June 2019.

For further information, please contact:
• Dr Simon Bishop ()
• Professor Stephen Timmons ()

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.



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