The ADRC-NI is a partnership between the Ulster University and Queen's University Belfast, with the support of the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Authority (NISRA). It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Northern Ireland Health and the Research and Development Division of the Public Health Agency NI. The ADRC-NI is part of the Administrative Data Research Network (http://www.adrn.ac.uk), a partnership between universities, government departments and agencies, national statistics authorities, funders and the wider research community.
This new research will improve knowledge and understanding of the action required to tackle a wide range of complex social, economic, environmental and health issues, and may provide new approaches to the development, implementation and evaluation of
policy across government. The formation of the ADRC-NI will help build a closer working relationship between the generators and custodians of administrative data in governmental and other agencies, the potential users of these data, and the policymakers who will benefit from further analysis of these data.
As a demonstration of its continuing commitment to the ADRC, Ulster University will fund five PhD studentships. One of these has been allocated and we are aiming to recruit a further four students as soon as possible. Applications for the studentship must be able to identify the sources of the data required and that these data are currently available, or will be at the commencement of the studentship. We will give preference to applications that are aligned with the University's broad research themes: Creative Futures, Healthy Communities, Sustainability, and Social Renewal. Preference will also be given to interdisciplinary projects.
Candidates should hold, or expect to hold a first or upper second class honours degree. Although candidates are likely to hold relevant Health or Social Science degree, we welcome students from any discipline as long as they can demonstrate how this fits with the proposed area of study. Applications will be considered on a competitive basis with regard to the candidate's qualifications, skills experience and interests. Successful candidate will enrol as soon as possible, on a programme of research studies leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
If you wish to discuss your proposal or receive advice, please contact: Professor G Leavey [email protected]
For more information on applying go to ulster.ac.uk/research
Apply online ulster.ac.uk/applyonline
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 2nd December 2016 Interviews will be held early December 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.