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Self-management of long-term conditions: identifying and evaluating interventions in different population groups and settings.

Project Description

The self-management of long-term conditions project is within a life course epidemiological approach to understanding and addressing health and social inequalities which seeks to identify populations at risk and develop interventions to improve health outcomes in relation to NCDs and LTCs (e.g. diabetes) and their risk factors. It aligns with the social policy and health and the ageing well core areas of research. The self-management of long-term conditions project aims to investigate attitudinal, cultural and behavioural factors that influence effective self-management in different population groups (e.g. minority ethnic groups) and settings (e.g. workplace). It also aims to identify and evaluate different approaches to promoting self-management in various population groups, for example, the use of technological devices and media to promote self-management in specific patient, workplace or socio-cultural population groups.

This project falls within the Social Policy and Health ( and the ageing well research areas (

Specific requirements of the project:

Successful candidates should normally hold a Masters degree in health related discipline. Previous research experience will be an added advantage.

Candidates are requested to submit a more detailed proposal (of a maximum of 2000 words) on the project area as part of the application. In particular, more challenges may arise from the structures of the local/regional insurance and capital market to accommodate in the detail proposal.

How to apply:

Project Reference Number: GCUL-2019-006 Abubakari


Applicants will normally hold a UK honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent); or a Masters degree in a subject relevant to the research project. Equivalent professional qualifications and any appropriate research experience may be considered. A minimum English language level of IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.0 is required. Some research disciplines may require higher levels.

Candidates are encouraged to contact the research supervisors for the project before applying. Applicants should complete the online GCU Research Application Form, stating the Project Title and Reference Number (listed above).

Please attach copies of academic qualifications (including IELTS if required), 2 references and any other relevant documentation to the online application.

Please send any enquiries regarding your application to:

Applicants shortlisted for the PhD project will be contacted for an interview.

For more information on how to apply and the online application form please go to:

Funding Notes

This project is self-funded. A variety of scholarship packages including funded studentships (tuition fees and stipend) and fees only scholarships are available to UK/EU and international candidates. The studentships are not guaranteed and candidates interested will be competing against others in the funding opportunity.

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