As part of our ongoing investment in research, Middlesex University offers a number of funded studentships throughout the year.
Sponsor: Alcohol Research UK and Middlesex University
Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Hendon, London
Funding for: UK/EU Students
Mode of Study: Full Time
Application Deadline: By 6pm on Friday 28th April 2017
Interviews will be held on: Monday 22nd May 2017
Studentship Start: September 2017
Middlesex University is seeking PhD applications for a studentship jointly funded with Alcohol Research UK entitled: Peer mentors and volunteers within specialist alcohol treatment services: role development, wellbeing and career progression. This studentship presents an exciting opportunity to examine the role of peer mentors and volunteers within alcohol treatment services, in relation to issues of workforce wellbeing and development. Within current recovery-oriented models of treatment peer mentors and volunteers are regarded as an integral part of the ‘workforce’, however, there remains a large degree of speculation regarding their position in services, development needs and wellbeing. The research will use a mixed methods approach (qualitative and quantitative methods) and offer scope for the student to develop their own ideas about how to integrate the data sets. For further information about the research.
The student will be part of the Middlesex University Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (DARC) within the Department of Mental Health, Social Work and Integrative Medicine (School of Health and Education).
Funding and Eligibility
As this is jointly funded project you will be expected:
The bursary is offered on a full-time basis to UK/EU students and covers an annual maintenance award (£15,533) paid in quarterly instalments and fee payments (at the UK/EU rate, currently £4,076). Funds (up to £300 per year) are available to support attendance at relevant conferences and courses. The studentship bursary is free of both tax and national insurance contributions. The Studentship is for three years, subject to satisfactory progress.
The Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (DARC) is a multi-disciplinary Centre which brings together staff working on different aspects of alcohol and drug use/problem use/addiction. DARC builds upon a long tradition of cutting edge research and promotes the ‘golden circle’ of linked research, teaching and knowledge transfer. Staff are involved in a wide range of European, national and local research funded mainly by EU, government departments, research councils and charities. Please visit the website to find out more http://drugandalcoholresearchcentre.org/
Applicants must have a first or an upper second class honours degree or equivalent, and preferably a good Masters degree, in a relevant discipline. Research experience or understanding and knowledge of research methods would be desirable.
If your first language is not English, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component).
- When logged into the online application system please select an application for the MPhil/PhD within the discipline of Social Work; London; September 2017; Full time.
- When making your application, you will progress through 12 sections. In the 4th section ‘Residency’ and when answering the question, ‘Who will pay your fees?’ please select ‘Other,’ then insert the following in the text box below, ‘Alcohol Research UK and Middlesex University Studentship.’
- Please note that instead of a 'Research Proposal' we request a 'Personal Statement’. In your personal statement please describe experience and preparedness to undertake the research topic specified above (max 2000 words).
To upload your Personal Statement, with in the ‘Documents & Portfolio Upload’ section, under the ‘Upload Documents’ subheading, please select document type ‘Personal Statement’ from the drop-down menu and upload your Personal Statement.
Dr. Rachel Herring firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 8411 5281
Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, School of Health and Education, Middlesex University, The Faculty of Professional and Social Sciences, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT.
The deadline for applications is by 6pm on Friday 28th April 2017.