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The Dunhill Medical Trust - Inequalities and digitalisation of GP services

   Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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  Prof C Todd  No more applications being accepted  Competition Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

There has been a rapid push to digital access of services during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not clear how this has affected older people's use of services, health and wellbeing. We do not know enough about the effect of factors such as deprivation and ethnicity on service access.

This studentship will participate in exploration of how routine datasets (big-data) can give us insight into these changes to explore how digitalisation relates to health inequalities. We will use PPIE work to give voice to older people experiencing these changes.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have obtained or be about to obtain a First or Upper Second class UK honours degree, in a relevant subject, and/or a very good MSc/MPhil/MRes degree from a recognised institution or satisfactory work at postgraduate level (which must include research training) undertaken equivalent to at least one year full-time.

In exceptional circumstances, we may consider an application without both undergraduate and postgraduate degree (for example, those with a First/Distinction and research experience), or with compensatory professional experience. 

How To Apply

For information on how to apply for this project, please visit the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health Doctoral Academy website ( Informal enquiries may be made directly to the primary supervisor.

The programme sits in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work in the School of Health Sciences. There is no requirement for applicants to hold registration in these or any other health and social care professions. Please select ‘PhD Nursing (3 years)’ under academic programme when completing your online application

Funding will cover tuition fees and stipend only.

This full studentship will only be awarded to exceptional quality candidates, due to the competitive nature of this funding. Please contact the supervisor before making an application.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Equality, diversity and inclusion is fundamental to the success of The University of Manchester, and is at the heart of all of our activities. The full Equality, diversity and inclusion statement can be found on the website

Funding Notes

These studentships are available to UK nationals and international applicants, and provide funding for tuition fees and a stipend for three years.
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