NIHR funded stroke-dementia PhD studentship to nurses/AHPs @CLAHRC_GM

Understanding the needs of people with vascular dementia following stroke – a mixed methods approach at University of Manchester

The NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Greater Manchester (CLAHRC GM) invites applications for the following 3-year full-time PhD studentship. The studentship is available full-time for UK registered Nurses and Allied Health Professionals (including for example, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, clinical psychologists).

“Manchester University school of psychological sciences are seeking a nurse or AHP for a 3 year full time funded PhD opportunity to further our understanding of the specific needs of people with vascular dementia and mixed dementia following their admission to hospital with stroke. It will also explore their experiences accessing services in the first six months of the stroke pathway. Mixed methods including literature review and synthesis, analysis of routinely collected national audits data sets (such as SSNAP) and existing archived stroke trial data (e.g. VISTA) may be employed. Further options include primary research including a quantitative observational study of consecutive hospital admissions and a suite of qualitative studies with service users, carers and providers exploring actual and perceived barriers.”

Please direct applications in the following format to Yvonne Rossi (

  • CV
  • Official academic transcripts.
  • Contact details for two suitable referees.
  • A brief statement (<300 words) describing your suitability for the PhD and how you view this project contributing to overall CLAHRC GM objectives.

Any enquiries relating to the project and/or suitability should be directed to Professor Heather Waterman (

Deadline for applications: 25 March 2015.

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