Two PhD Scholarships on The Organisational and Cultural Aspects of Patient Safety Focusing on Care Transitions and New Care Settings

International students are invited for a PhD scholarship in social sciences at The University of Nottingham. Potential candidates should apply before January 23, 2019.

Two PhD studentships located within the Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership & Learning (CHILL) at Nottingham University Business School's, in collaboration with the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre and the NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands.

Are you interested in an undertaking a PhD to investigate how the organisational and cultural aspects of patient safety?

We are looking for two enthusiastic students who will work with an inter-disciplinary supervisory team to apply advanced social science theory and methods to carry out this ground-breaking research on patient safety. The first is in the area of care transitions, such as urgent admission or hospital discharge. The second is in the area of new care settings, such as care homes, out-reach services or care at home.

It is anticipated the students will refine the focus on the study with their supervisors, and that it will likely engage with conceptual debates related to inter-organisational working, professional boundaries, and/or knowledge sharing. Through carrying out research with professionals and stakeholders the research will look to develop innovative solutions to improve care quality.

This funded PhDs will commence from 1st October 2019. A yearly stipend at current RCUK rates (14,777), plus UK/EU student tuition fees (4,350), is available to the successful applicant.

The PhD will be part of the Business and Management programme at Nottingham University Business School's Centre for Health Innovation Leadership and Learning (CHILL), and is offered in collaboration with the School of Health Sciences and the School of Sociology and Social Policy, as part of the University's Rights Lab Beacon of Excellence.

This PhD is offered as part of an ongoing collaboration between the Nottingham University Business School, and the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, specifically the Care Systems and Transitions Theme, and the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) East Midlands,specifically the Implementing Evidence and Improvements theme.

The successful applicant will be expected to visit research sites on a regular basis and should be able to travel across the East Midlands.

Complete the online application. Your application must include a research proposal and should indicate the area in which the research will be conducted and the key issues that you want to examine in more detail.

Entry onto our PhD programme is very competitive. If you fulfil all of the admissions requirements it does not guarantee that you will be offered a place.

Closing date:23.59pm [BST] on 23rd January 2019. Applications submitted after this time will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview to be held in Nottingham on Thursday 7th February 2019. The successful candidates will be notified by Monday 18th February 2019.

We are holding a PhD open day on Wednesday 12th December 2018more details can be found here.


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