PhD Fellowship opportunities_Dementia Care

Exciting new PhD fellowship opportunities for Nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals

NIHR Research Capacity in Dementia Care ProgrammeMaking a Difference in Dementia Care

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Allied Health and Research Care (CLAHRC) for the South West Peninsula is delighted to offer up to four PhD fellowship stipends for nurses or allied health care professionals wishing to join an exciting new research programme on dementia care. Successful applicants will join a thriving multi-disciplinary team delivering a coordinated and integrated research programme based on research priorities and uncertainties identified by the Alzheimer’s Society and others via the ‘James Lind Alliance’ process. Each individual PhD fellow will have the opportunity to develop, test and evaluate one of a suite of linked interventions designed to help people with dementia continue to live independently for longer and to help them manage their transition to dependent living in a coordinated and compassionate manner. Interventions to be developed and tested will involve individuals, their carers and family, the health and social care system (including the NHS, local authorities, and private and third-sector organisations), and the community, to increase the coordination and integration of care.

Please send a CV, covering letter (outlining your academic interests, prior research experience and reasons for wishing to undertake the project) and copies of transcripts of degrees/awards to Jo Shuttleworth ( by 1 p.m. on Tuesday 18th November 2014 at the very latest. Interviews will be held on Monday 1st December 2014.  Fellowships will be located in Exeter and Plymouth and we anticipate they will commence in early 2015.

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