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Doctoral Studentship: Management of Mental Health in Accident and Emergency Settings

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  • Full or part time
    Prof R McCabe
  • Application Deadline
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  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Despite the significant utilization of emergency departments by people with mental health problems, relatively little is known about the management of these populations in the emergency department. The aim of this research is to examine how mental health problems are managed in hospital emergency departments. This work will employ a range of research methods and will involve: conducting a national survey of emergency departments across England to identify the variation in practice nationally, ethnographic analysis of emergency departments, interviews with patients and healthcare professionals to identify patient care pathways and detailed video analysis of clinical encounters in this context. The findings of this work will shed light on how mental health populations are managed in these settings to inform best practice.

School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences is offering a full/part-time Doctoral Studentship to outstanding candidates. We are a leading provider of applied healthcare research and we offer PhD candidates an outstanding research environment: in REF 2014, 100% of our research environment was judged as world leading or internationally excellent and 100% of research impact was judged as world leading or internationally excellent. In the recent Postgraduate Research Experience Survey, 96% of PhD students responding rated the expertise and responsiveness of their supervisors as excellent. Successful applicants would join around 70 current PhD students in the School, providing a supportive environment of peers.


The studentships will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and the potential to produce cutting edge-research.
• Applicants must hold at least a 2.1 honors degree or merit level Masters degree in a relevant subject (or international equivalent)
• A background in psychology or social science is desirable
• Experience of using qualitative methods including conducting interviews or surveys is desirable
• Applicants whose first language is not English must have achieved at least 7.0 in IELTS or a recognised equivalent
• Applicants must not be currently registered as a doctoral student at City, University of London or any other academic institution


To apply please send a CV and cover letter to [Email Address Removed] and [Email Address Removed]
Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on July 16th.

Funding Notes

A doctoral studentship will provide:
• An annual bursary (£16,000 in 2018/19)
• All fees for PhD student registration paid for UK and EU students. Applications are welcome from overseas applicants but the applicant must make appropriate arrangements to cover the difference between the overseas and UK tuition fee
• Research costs up to £1000 over the three years

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