PhD Scholarship in Health Services Research, University College Cork, Ireland

PhD Scholars Programme
Health Services Research
Integrated health care: from research to policy and practice
Exciting Opportunities for Health, Social Science, Computer Science and Humanities Graduates
This structured PhD programme, funded by the Irish Health Research Board, commenced in 2007 and has an annual intake of postgraduate Scholars over 4 years. The programme is a joint initiative of senior academic staff from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork. They constitute the Health Services Research Institute. The Programme theme is "Integrated healthcare: from research to policy and practice".

This 4-year PhD Scholars Programme features:

* Relevant taught modules
* 10-week specialist rotations in Irish health-related data collection agencies in the first year
* Choice of PhD project from an extensive range during the first year
* Opportunities for multidisciplinary research
* Supervision by internationally renowned Principal Investigators
* Placement with a prestigious overseas agency to further PhD project development in Year 2
* Professional skills training allowance
* Travel awards to international conferences
* Annual stipend of €18,000 plus laptop computer plus PhD fees

This programme provides excellent training for Scholars in core research skills needed to deliver an evidence basis for health service evaluation and planning. Project opportunities are available in the following broad and overlapping areas:

* Cardiovascular and related diseases - secondary prevention
* Integration of care - older populations, epilepsy, stroke, diabetes
* Pharmacoepidemiology and health informatics
* Health economics and health policy
* Oral health
* Quality of life and quality of care
* Gerontology
* Global health

Application Procedure
We welcome applications from candidates expecting or possessing a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent in any health, social science, computer science or humanities area.

Email applications only by Friday 18th April 2008 to hsriadmin[ at ]rcsi.ie

For further information or enquiries, see:
http://www.rcsi.ie/hsri_phdscholarsprogramme