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An exploratory study of implementation of a Goal setting and Action Planning (G-AP) framework in community rehabilitation settings.

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Monday, February 03, 2020
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

REF SHLS-20007 Scobbie

Person centred goal setting ensures that rehabilitation addresses stroke survivor’s needs, preferences and priorities. The goal setting and action planning (G-AP) framework guides person centred goal setting practice in community rehabilitation teams. Previous research has shown that G-AP informs a structured, patient centred approach to goal setting practice and supports stroke survivors to set, pursue and (if necessary) adjust their rehabilitation goals. However, implementation can be problematic. Staff have highlighted the need (i) to plan for G-AP implementation in their local team, (ii) to monitor and tailor G-AP implementation over time and (1 iii) to implement G-AP with all patients (rather than just stroke survivors) to enhance their confidence and momentum when delivering G-AP in practice.

Aim of PhD Studentship
To explore, describe and support G-AP implementation, with stroke survivors and other patient groups, across community rehabilitation teams in NHS Lanarkshire.

Potential Research Questions
1. How do community rehabilitation teams plan for G-AP implementation in their local setting? What can helpfully support this process?
2. Do developed implementation plans support staff (both individually and collectively) to implement G-AP as intended?
3. How do teams monitor and tailor G-AP implementation over time? What can helpfully support this process?
4. Can G-AP be delivered to stroke survivors and people with other conditions?

The use of qualitative and quantitative approaches is envisaged. This may include - gathering routine data, questionnaires, stroke survivor and staff interviews and/or focus groups and observational methods.

This PhD project will provide clarity on successful G-AP delivery and implementation to benefit stroke survivor rehabilitation and recovery in community rehabilitation settings.

Candidates should submit a more detailed proposal (maximum of 1500 words) with their application. Candidates should have a relevant degree (preferably at masters level) and/or a health or social care professional qualification.

How to Apply
This project is available as a 3 years full-time PhD study programme with expected start date of 1 October 2020.

Candidates are encouraged to contact the research supervisors for the project before applying.

To apply for this project, use the following link to access the online application form, as well as further information on how to apply:

Applicants shortlisted for the PhD project will be contacted for an interview within four weeks from the closing date.

Please send any other enquires regarding your application to:

Director of Studies Dr Lesley Scobbie:
2nd Supervisor Dr Rebecca Fisher
3rd Supervisor Prof Mark Barber

Funding Notes

Exceptional candidates will be put forward for the scholarship competition. The Scholarship packages available include fully funded studentships and fees only scholarships. The fully funded studentships are worth £19,509 per year for 3 years, subject to satisfactory progress. They cover payment of tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend of £15,009.

For further details on funding see View Website

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