PhD scholarship – Environmental risks for child injuries



Ref: PhD HLS14 
£13,760 stipend per annum, starting October 2013

The scholarship is available from 1 October 2013 and consists of an annual stipend of £13,760, subject to satisfactory progress. In addition, full-time tuition fees will be covered for 3 years (Home/EU rates only). Applicants normally required to cover overseas fees will be required to cover the difference between the Home/EU and the overseas tuition fee rates (approximately £7,565 per annum).

Project overview: Unintentional injuries are a significant contributor to the burden of death and disability of children and young people, with the greatest impact on those living in low and middle income countries. Road injury, drowning, fire and falls remain in the top 30 causes of Years of Life Lost in 2010.

Guidance on developing policies to prevent injuries specify the need to collect data on risk factors for injury and to use that information to develop interventions as part of the first steps towards developing policies for injury prevention at a regional or national level. Calls for high quality data to underpin the development of interventions and policy have been raised for burns, road traffic injuries and drowning. Community-based environmental change interventions are one approach that has been effective.

This PhD scholarship is to provide the opportunity for a motivated and capable student to generate new knowledge to inform future interventions to prevent child injury in a country of their choice.

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Applicants must have a completed a Masters level qualification or equivalent in public health, preferably in relation to children and young people; experience of data collection in the field in a low or middle income country; proficiency in verbal and written English, and basic computer skills.

Prospective candidates wishing to informally discuss an application should contact Dr Toity Deave, (0117 3288225 (w), [email protected])

For further information and how to apply visit: www.uwe.ac.uk/graduateschool and click on ‘studentship opportunities’.

Closing date:  4pm, 19th July 2013

UWE is an equal opportunities employer.

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