About the Project
It is estimated that there are close to 50 million people living with dementia worldwide, and this number is estimated to double every 20 years. A global framework for action on dementia has been established. One area in need of further research is that of healthcare workforce education and training. The majority of people living with dementia live in their own homes and are managed within the primary care setting. Therefore, it is important that primary healthcare professionals are equipped with the necessary skills and competencies to provide high quality, person-centred care to people living with dementia. This mixed-methods project will focus on pharmacists as members of a multidisciplinary primary healthcare team. It will seek to examine the education and training landscape and explore the skills, competencies and values needed by pharmacists to improve dementia care service delivery within the primary care setting. The project will explore how improvements in practice and dementia care provision can be sustained and lead to better outcomes for people living with dementia. The successful candidate will gain skills in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, which are widely used in health services research.
Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Pharmacy, Molecular Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered, but the School reserves the right to shortlist for interview only those applicants who have demonstrated high academic attainment to date.
Important, applicants must fulfil the eligibility criteria set out by the Department for the Economy which can be found at this link: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/department-economy-studentships