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Citizens co-production: theory, policy and practice


   The Yunus Centre

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  Prof Artur Steiner, Dr Danielle Hutcheon  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Reference: YCSBH-2022-001

Glasgow Caledonian University invite PhD proposals relating to the work of the Community, Citizenship and Participation research theme at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health.

We are particularly interested in citizen’s coproduction. Citizen’s coproduction implies involvement of citizens in the service production process. Citizens coproduction has a prominent place in policy making – for example through shaping or delivering public services. We invite proposals that investigate the relationship between coproduction policy and practice. Potential areas of investigation might include the transfer of responsibility for welfare from government to citizens, the role of structures and networks in supporting coproduction, or developing a more differentiated understanding of how coproduction works for different groups under different contextual conditions. However, we welcome any proposals which fit broadly within the parameters of the theme and focus on coproduction. We encourage applicants to be creative with methodological approaches and theories. The critical assessment of policy and practice will contribute to addressing Sustainable Development Goals number 10 and 17 to reduce inequalities and promote partnership working.

The successful student will join a diverse interdisciplinary group of researchers and PhD students at the Yunus Centre (https://www.gcu.ac.uk/yunuscentre/). To apply, candidates should submit a two-page case for support summarising the context for their research, outlining their research questions, and specifying their preferred methodological approach. Applicants should also include a cover letter explaining why they want to undertake this project, and outlining how they will contribute to the diversity of the Yunus Centre postgraduate student population, and a two-page CV. The successful applicant will usually have a social sciences Master degree which satisfies the ESRC 2015 methods training requirements. Where these criteria are not met, studentships may be offered on a 1+3 basis if the applicant can outline a persuasive case in their cover letter.

Supervisor research profiles

Professor Artur Steiner - https://www.gcu.ac.uk/yunuscentre/staff/academicandresearchstaff/artursteiner/

Dr Danielle Hutcheon - https://www.gcu.ac.uk/yunuscentre/staff/academicandresearchstaff/daniellehutcheon/

How to Apply

This project is available as a 3 years full-time PhD study programme with expected start date of 1 October 2022.

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

Applicants should apply using this link: https://evision.prod.gcu.tribalsits.com/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_ipp_app&code1=D27SOCSCIFT&code2=0009 Quoting Reference: YCSBH-2022-001

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: Research Applications

For students commencing their studies in 2022/23:

Funding Notes

The studentship is worth £20,400 per year for three years. The studentship covers payment of tuition fees (£4,560 for Home/RUK students or £15,700 for EU/International students) plus an annual stipend of £15,840 for Home/RUK students or an annual scholarship of £4,700 for EU/International students.

EU/International candidates of outstanding calibre may be awarded a studentship of £31,540 per year for three years. The Enhanced International Scholarship covers payment of tuition fees (£15,700) plus an annual stipend of £15,840.

For further details please see our Fees and Funding and Research Scholarships and Studentships webpages. https://www.gcu.ac.uk/research/postgraduateresearchstudy/feesandfunding/.

For further details please see our Fees and Funding and Research Scholarships and Studentships webpages.  

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