Based in The Primary Care Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care. Applications are invited for this national PhD studentship competition for 3 year awards from individuals with a strong academic record who wish to develop a career in primary care research. Awards will normally be taken up in October 2015/January 2016.
The goal of the Cambridge Primary Care Unit (PCU) is to reduce the burden of ill health by identifying and targeting the behaviours that lead to chronic disease, by improving early detection of illness, and by improving the delivery of health services in community settings. We aim to achieve this by delivering research and education at the highest international standards of excellence.
Applicants must have a first degree in a discipline relevant to primary care research and will be expected to complete a PhD during the award period. The precise academic qualifications required depend on the University and training offered. Students must be defined as “home” for fee purposes to be eligible to apply for this award.
Studentship awards include fees and an annual tax-free stipend normally of £16,000.
Applications are encouraged to develop their own projects; however, the Unit has suggested projects:
• Development and evaluation of a training package for General Practice nurses to support people with psychological problems after stroke.
• Optimising mHealth smoking cessation support for pregnant women.
• Bereavement care in Primary Care.
• Decision-making concerning stopping treatment in advanced disease.
• New approaches to early detection of cancer in primary care
• Evaluating the effectiveness of a complex primary care based intervention to optimise post-discharge care for stroke survivors.
• Development of a goal-based individualised outcome for stroke survivors and carers living in the community.
Enquiries: Frances Cater, Unit Administrator, Primary Care Unit – firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested individuals should submit a 2 page CV and a covering letter of not more than 2 pages. This letter must explain why you want to train in primary care research.
Further information on the requirements of the University of Cambridge are available here
Deadline: 12th June 2015