PhD Studentship For Improvement Science supported by the Health Foundation:Â Social Networks and Quality in Healthcare Commissioning: A mixed methods study of Clinical Commissioning Groups
The Centre for Health Innovation Leadership and Learning (CHILL) at Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) has been awarded funding by TheÂ Health FoundationÂ for prestigious doctoral fellowships in the field of improvement science in healthcare.
The advent of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) offers the opportunity to investigate how particular types and patterns of social relationships between actors can contribute to high quality outcomes in healthcare. This PhD will draw upon Social Network Analysis (SNA), as well as other relevant social science theories and perspectives
The studentship covers tax-free living expenses of Â£25,000 per year, full tuition fees and up to Â£10,000 to cover the cost of travel to research sites and other expenses. The duration of the studentship award will be 3 or 4 years, depending on prior qualifications/experience. Due to funding restrictions, this studentship is open to Home/EU Students only.Â
The studentship is part of a collaborative programme of work between Nottingham University Business Schoolâs Centre for Health Innovation Leadership and Learning and The Health Foundation
Applying for the Studentship
Students will be highly promising individuals who are early in their research careers. Relevant backgrounds include medicine, nursing, allied health professions, management, psychology, sociology, political science, geography, criminology, law, and other fields with a substantial health or social science content.
Students for the 3 year award should normally hold, or expect to have obtained by Autumn 2013, a Masters qualification in a relevant subject with recognised research methods training (with an average over 65% in the taught modules and 65% in the dissertation, or its equivalent), must have a first-class or high upper second-class honours degree in a relevant discipline, and meet the University’s standardÂ English languageÂ entry requirements.
Students for the 4 year award should normally hold, a first-class or high upper second-class honours degree in a relevant discipline, and meet the University’s standardÂ English languageÂ entry requirements.Â
All Students should also have good knowledge of healthcare systems and an interest in healthcare improvement work. It is likely that the project will require both qualitative and quantitative research skills.
These studentships are only available to Students who meet the criteria for the UK/EU tuition fee – i.e., those who are permanently resident in the UK or another EU country. Students from outside the EU are not eligible forÂ these studentshipsÂ unless they have been granted permanent UK residency/citizenship.
Full details can be found online, by clicking the APPLY button below.
Please quote ref: LSS/362.
Closing date: 18th July 2013.