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Six studentships are available to PhD researchers undertaking projects in healthy and active ageing starting in October 2022


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Six studentships are available to PhD researchers undertaking projects in healthy and active ageing starting in October 2022

The studentships are being made available through a partnership between The Dunhill Medical Trust, ourselves at the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration Greater Manchester (ARC-GM), The University of Manchester, and the NIHR Older People and Frailty Policy Research Unit (PRU). 

 

These studentships provide funding for tuition fees and a stipend for three years.

 

Successful PhD candidates will be integrated into the research our research culture at ARC-GM, and that of the Healthy Ageing Research Group (HARG) and NIHR Older People and Frailty PRU, as well as into the wider academic community of the University and related networks such as the Manchester Institue for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA). MICRA offers a vibrant PhD support programme open to all students researching any aspect of ageing and ageing populations.

 

Candidates for our studentships can choose from eight research projects, which focus on priority areas that align with our research programme and funder themes

 

  • Technology-assisted implementation of FaME falls prevention programme among community-dwelling older adults
  • Inequalities and digitalisation of GP services
  • Signposting to health
  • Addressing the effects of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown deconditioning
  • Addressing inactivity among older people from UK's Chinese ethnic minority
  • Frailty progression and maintaining independence to age in place
  • Co-development of a digital activity programme for older people from minority ethnic communities
  • Developing health-promoting activity in the workplace

 

Application deadline: 25 May 2022
Interviews: 22-24 June 2022

 

Further information about the 6 PhD studentships and details of how to apply are available here:

 

https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/study/research/funded-programmes/dunhill/