Applications open for University of Leeds stroke rehabilitation PhD scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the David and Anne-Marie Marsden Scholarship for stroke rehabilitation. This full time PhD studentship is available for home/EU students and will cover academic fees at the home/EU rate together with a maintenance grant of £22,857 for up to three and a half years.

Within the context of this ongoing programme of work, the PhD scholarship will involve working with supervisors and with NHS and other staff to develop and evaluate novel materials to support post-stroke self-management for stroke survivors with communication difficulties (such as visual/language and cognitive impairments that hamper access to self-management resources). This opportunity is particularly appropriate for speech and language therapists.

The successful applicant will be able to shape development of the project but it is likely to include: work with colleagues in the academic unit, the CLAHRC Greater Manchester team and members of the Consumer Research Advisory Group to explore requirements for supported self-management; review of relevant literature; qualitative interviews with stroke survivors and their caregivers; refinement and/or development of appropriate materials. The final phase of the proposed scholarship will involve pilot testing of the developed intervention in a before and after feasibility study in a selected stroke service.

The closing date for applications is Monday 14 July 2014.

Please visit the University of Leeds Faculty of Medicine and Health scholarships website page for more information, eligibility criteria and an application form.