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Living with Stroke: what factors in the health and social care system influence people's ability to continue to rebuild their lives after rehabilitation has ended?


   Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

  Dr Elizabeth Taylor, Prof F Jones  Applications accepted all year round  Competition Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

London United Kingdom Epidemiology Neuroscience Anthropology Psychology Social Work

About the Project

People living with stroke talk of feeling abandoned, isolated and left with unmet needs after state-funded rehabilitation has ended. This study will involve in-depth interviews with people living with stroke to explore the elements of the health and social care system that prepared them best and least for continuing with their lives. It will be relevant to consider identity, and how this is disrupted and rebuilt, and to consider the complexity of health and social care systems. Study findings will be valuable in informing decisions regarding policy, funding, and service design. The study could take the form of participatory action research, with participants working together to plan their ideal rehabilitation pathway based on their collective experiences.

We welcome PhD applications on similar themes to those proposed. We are committed to creating a workplace that promotes and values diversity. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity.

You will normally need a postgraduate masters degree or a first/upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to your proposed research programme. Please check the relevant faculty's research degrees webpage for specific requirements.


Funding Notes

The Faculty is offering up to four competitively funded studentships in 2021/22. These will include six years of both an annual, part-time, UK stipend at UKRI rate and part-time UK PhD fees, if awarded. Applications will be internally assessed as part of our Centre of Applied Health and Social Care Research studentships competition.
To be considered for this studentship, candidates must apply for this project and have been notified of a conditional/unconditional offer for the Kingston PhD programme to start during the academic year 2021/22.