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Public health – service utilisation among people with long term conditions, particularly in coastal towns.


   Centre for Health Services Studies

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About the Project

The University of Kent, in collaboration with the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Kent, Surrey, Sussex (ARC KSS) are offering this PhD studentship in public health specifically service utilisation among people with long term conditions, particularly in coastal towns.

We welcome applications from a prospective doctoral student with the following areas of interest:

-       Investigating the utilisation of health and social care services among people with clusters of long term conditions, with a focus on coastal towns. We have access to a large dataset linking data from general practices, trusts and social care organisations across Kent and Medway that can be used to explore this issue.

-      Analysing large datasets to gain health policy and practice insights. The studentship opportunity is open to all candidates including those with professional practice experience in public health.

Studentship Value

-       The studentship will cover tuition fees at the standard postgraduate Home rate (£4,596 for 2022/23) rate plus an annual maintenance stipend of £16,062 per annum (in line with the UKRI rate for 2022).

-       Annual Research Training Support allowance of £750 to cover conference attendance, training courses, equipment and books.

Further details

-       The University of Kent, in collaboration with the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Kent, Surrey, Sussex (ARC KSS) are offering this PhD studentship in a 3-year full-time or 5 years part-time capacity based in the Centre for Health Services Studies, at the University of Kent.

-       Starting in October 2022 or January 2023.

About CHSS, University of Kent

-       The studentship is based in the Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS), a centre of research excellence within the Division of Law, Society and Social Justice at the University of Kent. CHSS undertakes high quality research into a wide range of health systems and health services issues at local, national and international levels.

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