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Ireland 1914- 1923 Midwifery – Politics and Professionalism in an era of Global War and Nationalist Conflict( Ref: WD_2022_01_WSCH)

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About the Project

Post summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates in history and health sciences related disciplines for a fulltime PhD by research scholarship funded by the WIT President’s Scholarship Programme 2022 to study Ireland 1914- 1923 Midwifery – Politics and Professionalism in by WIT for PhD students. The successful applicant, as part of their scholarship, will be expected to contribute up to 3 hours of teaching per week within the School.

 The successful applicant will be supported by a supervisory team with significant expertise in the field, supplemented by an advisory committee with expertise in archive development. The successful applicant will also be provided with a range of training opportunities to support their own development as a scholar and expert in this field of study.

Person specification



·      Honours Degree (minimum 2:1) or equivalent in history or health/ social sciences related discipline.


·       A post graduate degree or close to completion of a post graduate degree in a history related discipline.

Knowledge & Experience


·      Knowledge and experience of the historical method

·      Knowledge of the midwifery profession


Experience of archival research

Knowledge of and experience in using archives pertinent to the area of the study’s focus


Skills & Competencies


·       Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WIT’s English Language Requirements for details.

Funding Notes

Research Group O’Connell Bianconi Centre for the History of Healthcare in Wars and Conflicts at the Luke Wadding Library.
Department / School: School of Health Sciences
Duration 48 Months PhD
Status: Full-time /Full Time
Funding information
Value of the scholarship per year for four years: Stipend: €15,000, Fees: €4,500, Research costs: €2,000
Teaching requirement: 168 hours of academic development activities over the 4-year term of the PhD programme in line with scholarship requirements.
Closing date and time: Advertisement Period 11/10/2021- 08/11/2021
This Competition will close at 4pm Irish time on the 25th of May 2022.
Interview date: From June 6th 2022
Commencement date: September 2022


Application procedure
Download the Research Postgraduate Application Form and return completed applications to
rpgadmissions@wit.ie, quoting WD_2022_01_WSCH in the email subject line.
Please note that paper submissions will not be accepted.
Further information
For any informal queries, please contact Prof John Wells at email jswells@wit.ie
or telephone: +00353 (0) 51 302883
For queries relating to the application and admission process please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office via email rpgadmissions@wit.ie or telephone +353 (0)51 302883.
Website: www.wit.ie
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