PhD Studentship – Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) health and social care



De Montfort University, Leicester

Starting January 2014

Are you concerned about equality issues? Are you interested in research with people? Do you have the writing skills, motivation and commitment to undertake doctoral level study?

In the past decade LGBT people have successfully fought for human rights across several spheres of life and have higher expectations from public services. It is now a timely opportunity to conduct research with and among LGBT communities to understand the distinctiveness of their experiences and needs.

De Montfort University has an established reputation in research in LGBT health and social care. We are seeking to appoint a PhD student to a fees only scholarship in any area of LGBT health and social care. Suggested topic areas include:

Mental health and psychological well-being in LGBT individuals and communities;  health inequalities and physical health concerns; long-term conditions including cancer; LGBT carers; health risk and health protective behaviours; contemporary LGBT families and communities.

However, we welcome research proposals from candidates ideally with an M level qualification in a social science discipline and/or with previous experience of conducting empirical research. A minimum criterion of a 1st or 2.1. award from an undergraduate programme is required.

The supervisory team are

Dr Julie Fish

http://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/academic-staff/health-and-life-sciences/julie-fish/julie-fish.aspx

Dr Iain Williamson

http://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/academic-staff/health-and-life-sciences/iain-williamson/iain-williamson.aspx

To discuss the particulars of this exciting opportunity please contact Dr Julie Fish [email protected] 0116 257 7750

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To receive an application pack and guidance on how to apply please email [email protected]

Please quote ref:  DMU Research Scholarships 2014

Closing Date :  Friday November 15th 2013

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