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PHD STUDENTSHIP IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: DEVELOPINGTHE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL PRESCRIBING

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE

STARTING 01 OCTOBER 2021

The University of Gloucestershire, in partnership withthe NIHR Applied Research Collaborative West, is offering this PhDstudentship to develop an understanding of the practice of social prescribing. Thisstudy will define and develop the practice of social prescribing throughexamining examples of practice perspectives which exist locally, nationally,and internationally.

The study will be structured through an initial scope andsystematic review of the literature to outline the state of the art in socialprescribing practice. It is anticipated that data will be collected throughspeaking with social prescribers in semi-structured interviews to gain anunderstanding of their background training and occupational experience, whatthey have had to learn and how they have made sense of the role.

This proposed study, with matched investment from the AppliedResearch Collaborative West and the University of Gloucestershire, will generatean evidence-based toolkit for personal development training for socialprescribing link workers. The goal will be to influence national educationpolicy development.

The studentship will cover the full direct paymentof tuition fees for three years. In addition, a stipend of £16k per year is available.

The post-holder will be eligible to join the NIHR Academy whichbrings a range of training, peer support and collaboration opportunities inaddition to the training and supervisor support offered by the University ofGloucestershire.

Applicants must have a Master’s degree in a health, care orpsychology related discipline. Candidates with a Health and Care ProfessionsCouncil (HCPC) or Nurses and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration who are researchactive are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Please send a brief CV and covering letter via email outliningyour suitability to:

DrJane Melton, Strategic Research Lead ([email protected])

Selection process :Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview on MicrosoftTeams on August 23rd 2021

AcademicContact : For informal enquiriesand further information, pleasecontact Professor Jane Melton ([email protected])

Applicationdeadline: August 9th 2021

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