The PhD student will investigate how the prevalence and threat of police brutality results in negative health consequences for racially minoritised persons. Specifically, they will utilise empirical evidence to document the pervasive impact of police brutality on physical health and subsequent overall health of a population. Persons most suited to the project will have a strong background in research on racism, racial theory, and social science research methods.
The student should also have a solid understanding of intersectionality theory as well as recent current events in the UK, US and globally, including the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement. They should be passionate about social justice in the field of public health and in particular, have a vested interest in anti-racist public health research. Quantitative research methods are preferred although qualitative proposals will be considered.