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Neglected Tropical Diseases and Stigma: An exploration of social, political and ethical dimensions.


Project Description

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship to join Brighton and Sussex Medical School at the University of Sussex Campus.
The Department of Global Health and Infection at Brighton & Sussex Medical School (BSMS), in collaboration with three overseas partners, has received a four-year grant from the UK National Institute for Health Research, to conduct research into Social Sciences for Severe Stigmatising Skin Diseases (The 5-S Foundation) (2019-2023).
The project aims to end neglect of three stigmatising skin diseases – podoconiosis, scabies and mycetoma, in our LMIC partner countries – Rwanda, Ethiopia and Sudan, through bringing the social sciences to bear on these conditions. As part of this project we are able to offer a PhD studentship for a candidate to conduct research into the social, ethical and political dimensions of NTDs. Applicants for this 3-year NIHR PhD starting ASAP must have an MA or MSc in social or health sciences or related fields. Prior research experience in health and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is desired but not essential.
To find out more about this opportunity ahead of application please contact Dr Papreen Nahar or Professor Gail Davey
In order to apply please visit University of Brighton website. Please contact the BSMS Doctoral and Research Officer () if any queries.

Funding Notes

This position will be funded through an NIHR Research and Innovation for Global Health grant received by the Brighton and Sussex Medical School entitled ‘Social Sciences for Severe Stigmatising Skin Conditions’ (The 5-S Foundation)

This position is only open to those eligible for home fees (UK)

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