The Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP is pleased to open this year’s PhD Studentships competition, for entry in October 2021, to both home and international students. All applicants will be eligible for a full award consisting of a maintenance stipend and payment of tuition fees at the home fee rate.
|Scholarship Sponsor||Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP|
|Scholarships level||PhD Scholarships|
|Award Amount||Annual £15,609|
|Location||Coventry, Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust|
|Study area||Social Science|
|Funding for||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Opening date||January 26, 2021|
|Closing date||March 1, 2021|
The Midlands Graduate School is an accredited Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). One of 14 such partnerships in the UK, the Midlands Graduate School is a collaboration between the University of Warwick, Aston University, University of Birmingham, University of Leicester, Loughborough University and the University of Nottingham.
The University of Warwick, as part of Midlands Graduate School, is now inviting applications for an ESRC Doctoral Studentship in association with our collaborative partners Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, and Triple P UK (https://www.triplep.uk.net/uken/home/) to commence in October 2021. The student will be based in the Centre for Educational Development Appraisal and Research (CEDAR) with Professors Kylie Gray, Richard Hastings, and Peter Langdon.
The overarching aim of this collaborative PhD is to evaluate parenting interventions for adolescents with intellectual disabilities (ID) and to contribute to the evidence base in this neglected area.
To achieve this, a series of studies will be undertaken. The first study aims to synthesise the existing evidence on the use of parent-based interventions for adolescents with ID by completing a systematic review of existing parenting programmes and outcomes for adolescents with ID and their parents and families. Study 2 aims to review and adapt, where indicated, an existing parent skills training intervention for parents of adolescents with ID, namely the Building Bridges Triple P programme. Study 3 is a pilot feasibility study, which aims to comprehensively evaluate the feasibility of the Building Bridges Triple P intervention. The feasibility study will model the intervention and determine its acceptability and feasibility for stakeholders, including service users, parents/carers, and clinicians.
The successful student will receive training and mentorship in various research methodologies, including systematic reviews, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods, intervention randomised trial design, and quantitative statistical analysis of trial data. The successful student will work closely with the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust and Triple P UK to achieve the study aims and to disseminate the findings of the research.
To be classed as a home student, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a UK national (meeting residency requirements), or
- Have settled status, or
- Have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirements), or
- Have indefinite leave to remain or enter
If an applicant does not meet any of the criteria above, they will be classed as an international student. Please note that we can award up to 30% of studentships to international students per cohort.
All applicants will be eligible for a full award consisting of a maintenance stipend (£15,609 in 2021/22), and payment of tuition fees at the home fee rate.
To be considered for this PhD, please complete the Collaborative Studentship application form available online here, provide a full academic CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in, and suitability for this collaborative project, and email this to [email protected]
Shortlisted applicants will also be required to provide two references.
Application deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021, 4 pm
Interviews will be held: Wednesday, March 10, 2021