To deliver real and meaningful changes in patient safety for those with Multiple Long-Term Conditions (MLTCs).
The Newcastle NIHR Patient Safety Research Collaborative (PSRC), is a partnership between three universities (Newcastle, Northumbria, and Queen Mary London) and Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Post-graduate student will join a vibrant team of researchers within the PSRC and be part of an interdisciplinary series of PhD projects that form part of the PSRC. Together, these projects and the wider PSRC aim to achieve a step-change improvement in safety within the health and social care systems for people with MLTCs.
The PhD project now available focuses on safer management of polypharmacy in MLTCs. Depending on the applicant’s interests, this may also include elements of integrated health and social care environments. The student will be expected to work with their supervisors to develop the specific project, within the existing themes of the PSRC.
This studentship provides unparalleled opportunities for post-graduate training and interdisciplinary working in patient safety, including public engagement. The student will benefit from a strong capacity development programme, delivered in collaboration with the Newcastle Health Innovation Partners’ Training Academy.
Number of awards
National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR)
NuTH and Newcastle University
Name of supervisors
Supervisors will be chosen based on expertise from among the academics involved in the PSRC. Other academic and/or clinical colleagues may also be involved in supervision from our broader teams.
Professor Andy Husband
Professor Adam Todd
Professor Barbara Hanratty
Dr Hamde Nazar
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject (e.g. computer science, health sciences, epidemiology, statistics, psychology, maths, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, midwifery, allied health). A Masters with strong research training element would be highly advantageous.
If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (at least 5.5 in all sub-skills) or equivalent language qualification.
International applicants may require an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate prior to obtaining their visa and to study on this programme.
How to apply
You must apply through the University’s Apply to Newcastle Portal
Once registered select ‘Create a Postgraduate Application’.
Use ‘Course Search’ to identify your programme of study:
- Please apply for the 2023 academic year for January 2024 start
- Search for the ‘Course Title’ use the programme code: 8317F
- Research Area: Leave Blank
- Select ‘PhD in Pharmacy (PHS) (FT)’. NB: Reference to Pharmacy is for administrative purposes only.
You then need to provide the following information in the ‘Further Questions’ section:
- A ‘Personal Statement’ (mandatory field) - upload document or write statement directly into the application form
- The studentship code NIHR24 in the ‘Studentship/Partnership Reference’ field
- When prompted regarding your research proposal - select ‘Write Proposal’. You should outline which Theme you are interested in. You do not need to upload a research proposal.
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