Exciting dementia-themed PhD opportunities for nurses and allied healthcare professionals
As part of the NIHR Research Capacity in Dementia Care Pilot Programme, we are delighted to be able to offer three PhD studentships for nurses and allied healthcare professionals.
PhD studentships 2015
- Understanding the needs of people with vascular dementia following stroke – a mixed methods approach
- Investigating responses in primary care to identifying, diagnosing and managing people with early symptoms of dementia
The studentships are available full-time for UK registered nurses and allied healthcare professionals working in the NHS in England. Applicants must be UK/EU nationals due to the nature of the award and are expected to hold a minimum upper-second class (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in a relevant social/health/psychological sciences subject. A Masters qualification or relevant research experience would be a distinct advantage.
Due to commence in January or September 2015 (depending on the preference of the successful applicant), funding provides an annual tax-free stipend of £16,500, coverage of tuition fees and research project support costs. The studies each form one of three dementia-themed PhD opportunities currently available. There is scope for one to be enhanced to fellowship rates (salary of approximately £35,000 p.a.), taking into account current employment status.