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A study of everyday solutions deployed by family carers when balancing risk and safety of relatives living in the family home with advanced dementia. (VP2226)

   Health & Life Sciences

About the Project

This PhD opportunity sits within the signature research programme of the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice at the University of the West of Scotland. Our previous research has shown that keeping a person with advanced dementia safe in family homes requires family carers to mitigate risks. This grounded theory thesis will explore practical solutions to managing risk situations within family caring. Using an assets-based approach the successful applicant will explore the real-world strategies designed by family carers for managing everyday hazards in dementia care, including before and during the Covid-19 pandemic and post-pandemic recovery.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant and inclusive research community and take advantage of our established partnerships and close collaborations with family carers of people with dementia. Ideal candidates will have a background in qualitative research methods and demonstrate commitment to applied dementia care research.

Informal enquires can be made to

In the online application, please upload a word document entitled ‘research proposal’ which includes the title of the PhD studentship and for the attention of Dr Anna Jack-Waugh within the body of the document.

Please apply via link below


Funding Notes

The funded studentships are open to UK citizens and EU applicants with pre-settled or settled status. Funding for applicants meeting these criteria will cover UK fees and they will also receive an annual stipend (currently £15,609)

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