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Managing pain in older people with mental health problems


School of Health & Life Sciences

Prof D Martin Tuesday, October 06, 2020 Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About the Project

Many adults >65 years old are living with one or more long term conditions, of which mental health problems and persistent pain are two of the most common. The PhD will explore the needs of older people with mental health problems and persistent pain, investigating how persistent pain affects their lives and how approaches to management can be best adapted and further developed.

The PhD studentship is jointly funded by Teesside University and the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North East and North Cumbria (ARC) https://arc-nenc.nihr.ac.uk/ and will sit within the ARC theme of Integrating Physical, Mental Health and Social Care. The student will be based in the School’s Centre for Rehabilitation and the research will have links with the NIHR Managing Multiple Health Conditions in Older Adults project led by Professor Dave Ekers https://sites.google.com/nihr.ac.uk/mods/home, and in the ongoing research into persistent pain with the School’s Centre for Rehabilitation.

The supervisory team will consist of Professor Denis Martin and Professor Dave Ekers.

For academic enquiries, please contact Professor Denis Martin . For administrative enquiries, contact .

All applications must be received before the closing date for applications: 5pm Tuesday 6 October 2020.

Shortlisting is expected to be held on 12 October 2020 and interviews are expected to take place in the week beginning 26th October 2020.

The successful applicant will be expected to commence in the first week of December 2020 or alternatively March 2021.

Funding Notes

Applications are welcome from strong UK and EU students. The studentship covers tuition fees at the Home/EU rate for three years and provides an annual tax-free stipend of £15,000 p.a. for three years, subject to satisfactory progress.
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