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Understanding depression and treatment in South Asian (Pakistani/Indian/Bangladeshi) populations

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

Applications are invited for a 3-year fully-funded/self-funded PhD Studentship

A PhD project with Dr Qulsom Fazil will focus on understanding the expression of depression and social treatment approaches of recovery in people from South Asian backgrounds. Depression in certain South Asian populations is reported to be high, the research will explore the nature of depression and how it manifests itself in a selected population group and will explore social treatment approaches and their impact.

Person Specification

Applicants should have a strong background in a social science discipline, psychology, sociology etc. They should have a commitment to cross cultural health research and hold or realistically expect to obtain at least an Upper Second Class Honours
Degree in a social science discipline.

How to apply
Applications should be directed to Dr Qulsom Fazil

To apply, please send:
• A Detailed CV, including your nationality and country of birth;
• Names and addresses of two referees;
• A covering letter highlighting your research experience/capabilities;
• Copies of your degree transcripts;
• Evidence of your proficiency in the English language, if applicable.

Applicants will be required to attend an interview. This can be conducted face –to –face, by telephone or skype

Funding Notes

This is a self-funded PhD opportunity. For further details funding opportunities visit the University of Birmingham website View Website

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