Public Health: Funded PhD Studentships in Global Burn Trauma
Closing date: 18 August 2017
Swansea University is a UK top 30 institution for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework 2014), and has been named Welsh University of the Year 2017 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.
Two PhD studentships are funded by the National Institute for Health Research.
Burn injuries disproportionately affect people in poor countries and regions where there is chronic or acute conflict. They also disproportionately affect women and children, especially in SE Asia where burns are the only form of trauma more common in women. Unfortunately access to appropriate treatment is limited and survival rates are much lower than in rich countries. This also means that there are far more complications resulting in an enormous burden of death and suffering from physical deformity, disability and the psychological and social consequences of these traumatic injuries.
Candidates should hold a master's level degree in cognate discipline (Burn injuries, Rehabilitation, Public Health, Health Economics).
Previous experience working in international development or practical working in low resource environments is desirable.
Applications are welcome from International Students on the understanding that the difference between the fees awarded (£4,195) and the international fee rate would be met by the successful candidate.
The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees (£4,195), plus a stipend of £14,553 p.a.
How to Apply
To apply, please complete the College of Human and Health Sciences Scholarship Application Form and return it with a proposal and CV to Katie Retallick:
firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 (0)1792 295729
College of Human and Health Sciences
2nd Floor Vivian Tower
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