Funded PhD studentship opportunity, University of East Anglia

Author Helen Mthiyane
Posted 2019.05.01 Comments 0
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Closes 31 May 2019


APPLY online and search for the studentship using the keyword ‘Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis’



This is an exceptional opportunity for a highly motivated candidate to study for a PhD at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UEA. The successful candidate will develop new approaches to measure and value health-related quality of life in people with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), which is one of the most severe forms of Interstitial Lung Disease. The project will be undertaken in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians from UEA, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, Kings College Hospital, London and the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trusts, as well as people with IPF and their families, who have a shared interest in improving the lives of people with this condition.


Applicants should have a background in an applied health or social care field, economics, psychology, biostatistics or another relevant area. The successful candidate will be based jointly within the Public Health and Health Service Research and Lifecourse and Ageing Research Themes at Norwich Medical School, and the School of Health Sciences. This will ensure that they receive wide multidisciplinary research training and are able to access a range of expertise to support their Doctoral studies.

The project will provide comprehensive training in a range of research methods used to value health outcomes, including discrete choice experiments and the psychometric analysis of patient-level health outcome data. There will also be the opportunity to undertake focus groups, ensuring a mixed method training approach.

UEA is proud of its active and vibrant research culture, attracting highly qualified applicants for Postgraduate study from around the world. UEA offers a supportive environment for PhD students, with ample opportunity to participate in workshops, conferences and seminar events. Regular postgraduate workshops host a wide range of visiting experts and speakers.


For informal enquiries please contact Professor Whitty: +44 (0)1603 593536

For more information on the supervisor for this project, please click here



The type of programme: PhD

The start date of the project: 01/10/2019

Mode of study: Full time Entry requirements: Acceptable first degree in Economics; medicine, nursing or another applied health or social care field; health sciences; psychology; mathematics/biostatistics or another area justified to be relevant and minimum entry requirement is 2:1.

The standard minimum entry requirement for the studentship competition is 2:1 (or equivalent).


Funding Notes

This PhD project is in a Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences competition for funded studentships. These studentships are funded for 3 years and comprise of Home/EU fees, a stipend of £15,009 and £1000 per annum to support research training. Overseas applicants may apply but are required to fund the difference between home/EU and overseas tuition fees (in 2019/20 the difference is £14,373 for lab based projects and £11,073 for non-lab based projects but fees are subject to an annual increase).