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SCDTP Studentship - Improving hypertension self-management in South Africa through the development of a couples-focused intervention


Project Description

This is an exciting opportunity to adopt an evidence, theory and person-based approach to developing a couples-focused intervention for managing hypertension in South Africa. Couples-focused interventions may offer greater potential for self-managing health than individual interventions, and this field of research is a growing area of interest. You will gain training and experience in literature reviewing, quantitative analysis, and qualitative research methods. You would be supported by an interdisciplinary team of clinical researchers, health psychologists, and epidemiologists. You will travel overseas for research visits and collaborate with international partners, including University of Cape Town, and Human Sciences Research Council.

Skills Required: The student would be expected to hold a first or upper second class degree and a Masters in a relevant health or social sciences discipline. Experience of qualitative research and quantitative analysis would be desirable. A willingness to travel to South Africa for research trips and collaboration with local teams is essential.

Funding Notes

South Coast DTP Funding provides an annual maintenance grant (tax free) of £15009 (2019/20 UKRI rate), plus payment of all programme fees. Other funding available for SCDTP funded students can be found on the SCDTP website (www.southcoastdtp.ac.uk).

Funding is provided for 3 years full-time PhD study (pro-rata for part-time students). Applications for 1+3 funding for students completing a Master's year prior to the commencement of PhD study are also welcome (details available at View Website).

How good is research at University of Southampton in Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 10.50

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