Six new fully funded PhD research studentships are offered in the School of Applied Sciences for a 23 September 2019 start. The School is made up of the Departments of Biological and Geographical Sciences, Chemical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
There is competition funding for 6 of the 12 research projects advertised. Usually the projects which receive the best applicants are funded.
Successful applicants will receive a fully funded PhD opportunity to work as part of a multidisciplinary group developing a framework for cultural competency for pharmacists in the UK. Cultural issues are known to lead to health disparities and effective provision of healthcare needs to address cultural differences to provide equitable care for all. National performance standards for UK pharmacists describe the need to involve, support and enable every person when making decisions about their health, care and wellbeing. To do this effectively requires the pharmacist to work in a culturally effective manner. Literature on what constitutes a culturally effective pharmacist is lacking in the UK setting. The UK nursing profession and the pharmacy profession in other countries (particularly the USA) have investigated this topic in more depth, which provide a basis for this work. This project will explore the nature of cultural effectiveness in relation to UK pharmacy practice and develop a framework, enabling further work on education and assessment. This studentship will be of interest to candidates from a variety of disciplines, including pharmacy, social sciences and other health professions.
The studentships are open to citizens of the UK or EU only, and cover the full cost of tuition fees and an annual tax-free bursary of £15,009 for three years (RCUK rates). Successful applicants will have a very good first or upper second degree or Masters degree in a relevant subject. The course will begin in September 2019.
To apply, please send your CV and a personal statement to [email protected]. Please indicate that you wish to apply for the project above and highlight Dr Alison Astles, as the supervisor. Please note that the deadline for applications is 25 April 2019.
Please contact Dr Alison Astles, Email [email protected] tel: 01484 471028, for enquiries on the project.