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Nottingham University Business School
Studying for a doctoral degree at Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) will give you the opportunity to undertake a research project of your choosing within a world-class research institution. On being accepted to the doctoral programme, you will receive top quality supervision and rigorous research training from internationally recognised scholars.
PhD studentships at the Centre for Healthcare Innovation, Leadership and Learning (CHILL), Nottingham University Business School
Are you interested in healthcare improvement, and want to learn how to apply social science learning to make a difference in health/social care?
CHILL's work seeks to:
Establish a multi-disciplinary approach to knowledge around improving quality in healthcare
Build new social sciences knowledge and evidence approaches that are effective in improving the quality of care and methods that can evaluate whether quality has improved.
The Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership & Learning is a leading centre for applied research for health organisation, management and policy. http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/business/businesscentres/chill/index.aspx
We are currently the following Studentships in this area
Integrating ‘top-down' and ‘bottom-up' improvement methodologies?
Through its Better for You programme, Nottingham University Hospitals is designing and implementing a large portfolio of improvement initiatives that enable teams to focus on quality, safety, efficiency, patient and staff experience and value for money in healthcare. A key challenge is to achieve the appropriate balance of ‘top-down' and ‘bottom-up' change, to ensure the coordination of different improvement initiatives, and to support the alignment of frontline clinical leadership with more organisation-wide corporate leadership.
The precise focus and design of the study will be co-designed by the student, in collaboration with their supervisors and partners within Nottingham University Hospitals. However, it is anticipated that the study will involve 1) a review and mapping exercise to produce a classification of different improvement activities, identifying the vertical and horizontal interactions and integration of initiatives; and 2) an in-depth comparative study of different improvement initiatives to determine the optimal coordination and configuration.
This funded PhD will commence in Autumn 2016. A yearly tax free stipend (£14,296), plus UK/EU student tuition fees (£4,110), is available.
How to apply
Applicants should have:
• A 2.1 or higher honours degree in a social science, and
• A Masters degree which includes a substantial research element, with an average score of over 65% in the taught modules and 65% or above in the dissertation.
Full application details can be found at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/business/programmes/phd/apply.aspx.
Closing date: 23.59pm [BST] on 26th June 2016. Interviews will be held in Nottingham on 19th or 21st July 2016.
Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.
FTE Category A staff submitted: 89.20
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