The Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University offers an exciting opportunity for an ESRC fully-funded +3 collaborative studentship for PhD research.
Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply for this CASE studentship: a collaboration between the Faculty of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University, and Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The studentship covers full fees plus a Basic Maintenance Grant (£15,590 p.a.) and a small contribution for research costs.
We are looking for a highly motivated, intelligent and creative graduate interested in exploring the concept of therapeutic alliance in online psychosocial interventions for people with mental health problems. You must have a minimum of 1st or high 2:1 first degree in psychology or related discipline, and a Masters level qualification including research methods. You must have an interested in development of interventions for mental health problems, and be highly competent in qualitative and quantitative methods. The post is based at the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research in the Faculty of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University (www.spectrumcentre.org), and part time in Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
The studentship will be supervised by a team lead by Dr Fiona Lobban at Lancaster University and Prof Dave Dagnan at Cumbria Partnership Trust.
Interviews are provisionally scheduled for Thursday 7th of February.
Candidates must satisfy ESRC's academic and residential eligibility requirements and be UK or EU citizens who have been resident in the UK for three years. Further information on eligibility can be downloaded from the NWDTC site.
The PhD in mental health provides opportunities for future leaders in mental health to gain core research skills, as well as a deeper and more critical insight into mental health theory, translational research, and how this impacts on policy and practice. You will develop quantitative and qualitative research skills, improve knowledge management, enhance leadership skills and effectiveness, and advance scholarship in presenting written and oral arguments.
To find out more about the PhD and entry requirements, visit the Doctorate in Mental Health web pages.
We welcome interest from individuals who have experienced bipolar mood fluctuations, their relatives, friends, partners, carers as well as individuals who are interested in mental health research but have not experienced mental illness. Volunteers are vital for improving our understanding about the experience and management of Bipolar Disorder.
If you would like to find out more about Spectrum Centre research and get involved, visit Spectrum Connect.