About this project
The University of Hull is part of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership - a collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Sheffield Hallam, Hull, Bradford and Manchester Metropolitan University - and through this is able to offer a range of ESRC funded Postgraduate Scholarships.
The University of Hull can accept applications to five Interdisciplinary Themed Pathways of ESRC training in the 1+3 (Masters and PhD), +3 (PhD only), for both full and part-time study. Applicants who would not have an equivalent qualification already would need to take the MSc Social Research (DTP). The MSc can be funded as part of a DTP studentship, but applications and also encouraged from people undertaken this or a similar masters already.
The Wellbeing, Health and Communities pathway focuses on how disadvantage challenges healthy aging and coping with declining cognitive functioning, the impact of addiction, diet, obesity and sleep on health, wellbeing development and employment; the challenges posed to these by pain and long term diseases, and the effects of shift-working on work-performance, health and wellbeing.
The Hull Wellbeing, Health and Communities pathway will appeal to those who are seeking to understand how our ordinary lives can be affected by short- and long-term challenges arising from poor health, lifestyle, disease and disadvantage.
Hull’s excellent connections with local government, NHS, industry and the voluntary sector will particularly support research which focuses on independent and carer-supported successful ageing, sleep and circadian challenges to workers and their families resulting from shift-working and night-time working; as well as the effects of pain and ill-health on well-being, mental and physical health.
In Hull, research facilities and community engagement enables research employing a very broad range of methodological approaches, from qualitative studies of particular groups, through laboratory experimentation and field work involving physiological and electrophysiological manipulation and measurement.
This pathway is led at Hull by Dr Rachel Anderson.