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The Organisation of Innovation in The Academic Health Sciences Network (ref: AHSN19/PSY/DEARY)

  • Full or part time
    Dr V Deary
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, December 13, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

The Academic Health Sciences Networks (AHSNs) were set up to enable cultures of collaboration between industry, academia and the NHS. They seek to accelerate the spread of innovation and thus impact on patient and population health and regional economies. Each AHSN - of which there are 15 - has its own modus operandi, tailored to its context. This studentship will explore how North East and North Cumbria AHSN understands, enables, supports and sustains innovation. The project will involve mainly qualitative research, potentially including some ethnographic work, as well as analysis of existing (quantitative) data. The studentship would suit candidates who have studied social science and/or health at an undergraduate and/or postgraduate level and have an understanding and
commitment to theoretically informed approaches to rigorous qualitative research.

Eligibility and How to Apply:
Please note eligibility requirement:
• Academic excellence of the proposed student i.e. 2:1 (or equivalent GPA from non-UK universities [preference for 1st class honours]); or a Masters (preference for Merit or above); or APEL evidence of substantial practitioner achievement.
• Appropriate IELTS score, if required.
• Applicants cannot apply for this funding if currently engaged in Doctoral study at Northumbria or elsewhere.

For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form, see

Please note: Applications that do not include a research proposal of approximately 1,000 words (not a copy of the advert), or that do not include the advert reference (e.g. AHSN19/…) will not be considered.
Deadline for applications: 5pm Friday 13th December 2019
Interviews: Early February 2020
Course start date: 1st March 2020

Northumbria University is an equal opportunities provider and in welcoming applications for studentships from all sectors of the community we strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented groups.

Funding Notes

The studentship is available to Home/EU students including a full stipend, paid for three and a half years at enhanced rates (for 2019/20, this is £17,009 pa) and full fees.

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