Applications are invited for a Government funded PhD studentship tenable in the Faculty of Life & Health Sciences at the Coleraine Campus. Project Summary: Healthier Lifestyles for Healthier Communities
Assisting people with intellectual disability to self-manage healthy lifestyle choices.
The applicant should have experience of behavioural methodology applied to health or similar areas of behaviour change. They should have experience of working with individuals with intellectual disability and their caregivers and families, in clinical or community settings. They should have an interest in and/or some basic knowledge of the use of Apps, App design/development, activity/fitness monitors applied to behaviour change. Knowledge/experience of quantitative and qualitative research methods, writing for academic publication and report writing is desirable.
Candidates should have ordinary UK residence to be eligible for both fees and maintenance. Non-UK residents who hold ordinary EU residence may also apply but if successful will receive fees only. All applicants should hold a first or upper second class honours degree in Psychology or a cognate area. Applications will be considered on a competitive basis with regard to the candidate's qualifications, skills experience and interests. Successful candidates will enrol as of 1 October 2016, on a full-time programme of research studies leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
The studentship will comprise fees together with an annual stipend of £14,296 and will be awarded for a period of up to three years' subject to satisfactory progress.
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The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1 July 2016
Interviews will be held in July 2016
Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full programme details for further information.