About the Project
A fully funded PhD Studentship is available as part of the Farr Institute @Scotland investment in health informatics research. The successful applicant will be working at the forefront of health informatics and administrative data research in the UK and will be conducting research in and around the general area of environments and health.
The studentship will focus on health within households. Recent medical advances have allowed chronically ill children and youths to live longer and to reside at home in the care of their families rather than in a medical institution. Children, their parents and their siblings now have to adapt and cope with chronic illness as a stressor in family life and this project will examine how these stressors affect the health of other members of the family.
The project will make use of administrative health and social data and will work closely with colleagues in the Administrative Data Research Centre and the Farr Institute as well as research groups in the School of Geosciences including the centre for research on environment society and health (CRESH) and the population, health and place research group.
The successful candidates will have an undergraduate degree (at least 2:1) with a data analytical component from a discipline such as geography, medicine, public health, epidemiology, medical sociology. Experience of statistical data analytical techniques relevant to large-scale and complex social science or health datasets and relevant software packages (Stata, SPSS, SAS or R) is desirable. The precise design of both programmes of research will be developed jointly by the student and the project supervisors and progress towards completion of the PhD will be reviewed in accordance with established guidelines within the School of Geosciences. There is an expectation that the PhD students will contribute substantial independent thinking with regard to the research design, research questions, methodology and analysis throughout the studentship, including preparing and writing results into academic publications where relevant and will contribute actively within the wider research team.
This is an MRC funded award and will provide an annual stipend for three years of £14,553 per year, plus University fees for UK/EU students.
UK/EU tuition fees only.
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