Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies PhD Studentship: Teenagers and young adults' experience of being involved in treatment decisions about their cancer (PhD Studentship)
Reference Number: R849
Key Studentship Information
Project Title: Teenagers and young adults' experience of being involved in treatment decisions about their cancer
Whilst a diagnosis of cancer may be considered traumatic and life-changing at any age, in teenagers and young adults (TYA’s) it may have extra significance as it is occurs during a critical and unique phase of the human life course. The threats associated with cancer in young people can be expected to provoke strong emotions and prove challenging for all involved. The essential features of effective and appropriate cancer care for TYAs, therefore, is a relevant concern for those closest to the patient, such as parents, as well as for professionals. The studentship will allow an in-depth exploration of TYA's experience of involvement in treatment decisions about their cancer.
Postgraduate Research at the School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies: Cardiff is making a substantial investment in developing the health researchers of the future. Successful candidates will join our thriving postgraduate community and work in collaboration with renowned experts in their field. The School provides a stimulating and challenging environment and has strong links with the NHS, local practitioners and service providers and has a number of international partnerships. SONMS is recognized by PhD students as one of the top three departments within Cardiff University, providing high levels of overall student satisfaction.
PGR students benefit from:
- Desk, storage space and a networked computer for their exclusive use within the dedicated PGR suite, situated within the heart of the School
- Formal supervision from a lead supervisor who has an international research profile, meeting regularly for formal supervision sessions. We operate an open door policy for supervision
- Opportunities to contribute to teaching and lecturing
- Access to financial support for fieldwork and attending conferences
- Involvement in organizing and attending student-led conferences
- School research events include the (student led) annual PGR symposium, internal seminar programme and regular workshops, for example, examining research ethics and writing research protocols
Supervisor: Professor Daniel Kelly, Research Group Leader, Workforce, Education and Innovation
Start Date: October 2012
This studentship is funded by the School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, as part of a project within the Maternal, Child and Family Health and Wellbeing research group.
The studentship will cover fees at the UK/EU fee rate and will provide an annual stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£13,590 for 2012/13).
Academic Criteria: We are seeking exceptional applicants with a first-class or very good upper second class Honours degree, with backgrounds in nursing, midwifery and/or the social sciences.
Residency: Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students.
Full-time applicants are preferred, however, part-time applications will be considered.
Candidates whose first language is not English will normally be expected to obtain a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.
How to Apply
We encourage applicants to contact the research group lead for an informal discussion prior to making an application.
A completed application form (with all supporting documentation attached) for admission to doctoral study within the School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies must then be submitted to the Academic Registry via the online admissions portal (Please specify a start date of October 2012).
In the 'Funding' section of the Online Application Form, please indicate which studentship you are applying for. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Application Deadline: Applications must be received by 31st May.
Interviews will take place the week commencing 11th June.