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PhD Studentship in Health Communication

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

Profile Description

PhD project title: “Communication of tailored and motivational health messages: Personalised Messaging System for obesity prevention and management”

Applications are invited for a Government funded PhD studentship tenable in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Jordanstown Campus.

Project Summary:

This interdisciplinary cross-faculty PhD project addresses the growing burden of obesity, which is a health problem that has been prioritised by both national and international organisations. This connected health and healthy communities project proposes to design, develop and evaluate a technology-based Personalised Messaging System that will provide automated tailored and motivational messages to persuade individuals to manage dietary behaviour and aid weight management.

Entrance Requirements:

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 health-related or computer-related 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.

Students would need to have expertise in mobile application development.

If you wish to discuss your proposal or receive advice on this project please contact:-

Dr Anne Moorhead, e-mail:

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 7th July 2016

Interviews will be held in 19th July 2016

Funding Notes

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.

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