Applications are open for a three-year-long funded PhD Studentship with the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice (ASCPP) at the University of the West of Scotland in partnership with Erskine and Alzheimer Scotland.
The proposed research study will be co-developed with residents, family and staff at Erskine, academics and researchers from the ASCPP and Alzheimer Scotland. This is a participatory action research study applying the concept and method of marginal gains to meet the needs and improve quality-of-life for people with advanced dementia for meaningful, personalised activity. It aims to support human rights and improve quality of life for people with advanced dementia living in a care home through engagement in meaningful activities.
The studentship offers an annual stipend of GBP 14,777 (EUR 16,743) per annum for three years and payment of tuition fees in full. Funding will be considered as part of a competitive round. Studentships are open to UK/EU candidates with a first degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Applications close on 8 February 2019. Supervisory team: Dr Margaret Brown (ASCPP), Dr Rhoda Macrae (ASCPP), Dr Angela Beggan (School of Health and Life Sciences, UWS).