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Exploring the role of lay community workers in the delivery of care for people with anxiety and depression in Indonesia


   Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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  Dr H Brooks, Dr P Bee  No more applications being accepted  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

This mixed method project will explore the role of lay community workers in delivering a co-adapted low intensity intervention for people with anxiety and depression in Indonesia. The specific objectives of the PhD thesis are to i) Determine the current evidence on the experience of lay community workers in LMICs and to compare and contrast this with evidence from HICs; ii) Through the use of longitudinal qualitative methods, develop an in-depth understanding of the experience of delivering care for people with anxiety and depression in Indonesia as a lay community worker with a particular focus on personal identity, structure and function of support networks, perceived integration into primary care systems and priorities for support and supervision; iii) Utilise focus group discussions to explore other primary care professionals’ views of the role of lay community workers in the delivery of mental health services and priorities for their support and supervision; iv) To hold co-production workshops with multiple stakeholders to develop a framework for an intervention to further support lay community workers in Indonesia based on findings relating to objectives 1- 3.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are expected to hold (or about to obtain) a minimum upper second-class undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent qualification gained outside the UK), in a Psychology, sociology or health related discipline.

A MSc/MPhil/MRes degree from a recognised institution is essential, or equivalent work at postgraduate level undertaken for a minimum of one year with some research training. 

Applicants must reside in Indonesia to be eligible for this funding.

How To Apply

To be considered for this Studentship you MUST submit a formal online application form - full details on how to apply can be found on https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/study/research/apply/

Please select PhD Nursing 1+ 3 years under academic programme when completing your online application. 

Please do not submit an application until you have discussed your suitability to the project with the Primary Supervisor

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Funding Notes

Studentship funding is for a duration of 4 years to commence in January 2023 and covers fees, a stipend of £15,560 per annum 22/23 and consumables.
Applicants must reside in Indonesia to be eligible for this funding.
Funding will cover UK tuition fees and stipend only. The University of Manchester aims to support the most outstanding applicants from outside the UK. We are able to offer a scholarship that will enable a full studentship to be awarded to international applicants. This full studentship will only be awarded to exceptional quality candidates, due to the competitive nature of this funding.
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