Lancaster University announces funded PhD Studentships at the International Observatory on End of Life Care

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Two studentships comprising of a stipend and tuition fees are available to UK/EU nationals to study on the following projects. 

Both projects offer the successful student the opportunity to work with their supervisors to shape and develop the project. Students are likely to have health professional or social science backgrounds.

The aim of the first project is to evaluate and understand societal initiatives at the end of life by determining, developing and testing appropriate methodological approaches to evaluation. 

Working with Dr Catherine Walshe and Prof Katherine Froggatt, the successful student will use a range of innovative review, consensus and evaluation methods to develop guidance on how to evaluate important social initiatives in end of life care. 

The second project explores the issues faced by providers of intellectual disabilities services when caring for someone with palliative care needs.

Working with Dr Sarah Brearley and Prof Chris Hatton (from the Learning Disability Public Health Observatory), the successful student will use qualitative ethnographic methods to understand more about the concerns and social processes that intellectual disability professionals have and use. 

The closing date for applications is Monday 4 April 2016. Full details of how to apply can be found on Alternatively you can contact Catherine Walshe on  or Sarah Brearley on for more details.

You may also be interested in our innovative part-time blended learning PhD in Palliative Care, a programme followed by students from around the world. This blends taught courses with independent research to develop palliative care researchers of the future. You can find more details on the University of Lancaster website.

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