Two PhD studentships available full-time or part-time within PUPSMD. Applicants may apply for one or more of the three projects listed. A selection process will then take place, with the top two candidates being awarded the funding.Project title: Evaluation of equity-oriented research priority setting exercises in oral health research
Reference number: PUPSMD-17-18-011
Start date: 1 April 2018
Director of Studies: Dr Mona Nasser
2nd Supervisor: Dr Cath Quinn
3rd Supervisor: Professor David Moles
The Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are seeking to attract PhD candidates of outstanding ability to join their exciting and rapidly expanding programme of internationally-rated research. The Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are committed to research excellence with a recent £25 million investment in staff and facilities. Medical research at PUPSMD was ranked first for outputs in REF2014.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates, 2:1 or above, (and preferably a MSc or MRes qualification in public health, psychology, epidemiology, health services research or related field). International students must also have an IELTS score of 7.0 or above (with no less than 6.5 in any element).
The studentship builds on two current projects: i) the work of the wider international collaboration - the Cochrane Priority Setting Methods Group on developing an equity lens for research priority setting exercises and ii) the local research project funded by Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise – investigating the impact of a community and patient centred Dental School on the existence and gradient of oral health inequalities in Devon and Cornwall (ICOD project).
Funders, research organisations, and universities regularly make decisions on what research questions are the most important to be addressed in research. This project intends to evaluate whether patients and health professionals working in disadvantaged communities identify or prioritise different topics/questions/uncertainties as most important to be addressed in future research, than individuals from more affluent backgrounds. The project will lead to a revision of the equity lens for developing and evaluating research priority setting exercises.For further information regarding the project, please contact Dr Mona Nasser. However, applications must be made in accordance with the details shown below.