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Police brutality as a public health concern

Health Sciences

Dr Adrienne Milner Applications accepted all year round Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

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.

Funding Notes

Brunel offers a number of funding options to research students that help cover the cost of their tuition fees, contribute to living expenses or both. See more information here: View Website. The UK Government is also offering Doctoral Student Loans for eligible students, and there is some funding available through the Research Councils. Many of our international students benefit from funding provided by their governments or employers. Brunel alumni enjoy tuition fee discounts of 15%.

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