About this studentship
The School of Health and Social Care is working in partnership with East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) supporting this PhD studentship.
Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship from April 2023 for three years (full time study). The PhD studentship is aligned to the School Research Strategy and to the Physical and mental health and wellbeing across the lifespan research group.
This advert is for Programme 2: Dementia - Fundamentals of care.
This programme explores nurse and allied health professionals providing fundamental care within the wider system with a focus on care and factors influencing delivery focusing on nutrition and hydration, positive relationships, and activities of daily living affecting patient safety in the acute sector.
Focus should explore “Time to care” and mental health of the physically unwell as well as the psychological such as privacy, dignity, emotional care, and social interaction and relational (such as empathy, compassion and support).
The PhD research question and proposed programme of work must align with the ESNEFT programme theme.
We are particularly interested in supporting a project which explores the evidence of and around fundamental care highlighting the primacy of engaging with patients and those that support them who have both physical and mental health care needs. This programme is very much about working with our partner and work will focus in the local area.
Proposed projects should aim to work with the partners and key stakeholders involving patients, service users, carers and members of the public with experiences relevant to the project aims. Project proposals should set out plans for working inclusively with people in communities to design, carry out, share and implement research findings.
We welcome applications from candidates with a background in health or social care, in particular allied health professionals and nurses and an interest in primary or acute health care research relevant to issues of socio-economic inequality, access, and health and well-being.