Studentship in Prosthetic and Orthotic Service Provision in LMICS
University of Southampton School of Economic Social and Political Sciences
United Kingdom

ESRC South Coast DTP Studentship - Prosthetic and Orthotic Service Provision in LMICS: Access, Benefits and Sustainability (S2133)

School of Economic Social and Political Science

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £15,285 (2020/21 UKRI rate)
Closing Date:  Monday 18 January 2021
Reference:  SCDTP-S2133

Prosthetic and Orthotic Service Provision in LMICS: Access, Benefits and Sustainability 

A fully funded studentship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) commencing in 2021/22 Academic Year.

In LMICs there is a high demand for Prosthetic and Orthotic (P&O) services, but little is known about inequalities in access to services, nor the benefits of the devices to individuals and society. Further, the support that P&O users need is not well-researched, affecting the sustainability of services. This mixed methods study will examine these questions in five countries of South-East Asia using data from Exceed Worldwide and in-person interviews, with a focus on Cambodia. The interdisciplinary PhD will enable graduates to pursue careers in academic, government, NGO and for-profit sectors within the areas of Assistive Technologies and/or Data Science.

Supervisory Team:

The successful candidate with be co-supervised by Dr. Amos Channon (School of Economic, Social and Political Sciences; ), Dr. Lucy Gates (School of Health Sciences; ), and Dr. Cheryl Metcalf (School of Health Sciences; C.D.Metcalf@soton.ac.uk).

Skills Required

Essential: background in a quantitative health subject with a social sciences component. Desirable: experience in fieldwork within a low resource setting.

Funding

South Coast DTP Funding provides an annual maintenance grant (tax free) of £15285 (2020/21 UKRI rate), plus payment of programme fees.  Other funding available for SCDTP funded students can be found on the SCDTP website ().

Funding is provided for 3 years full-time PhD study (pro-rata for part-time students).  Applications for 1+3 funding for students completing a Master's year prior to the commencement of PhD study are also welcome (details available at ).

Application Procedure

The closing date and time for applications is 4.00pm on 18th January 2021.  The full application procedure, the funding application form, and more information on the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership can be found at: http://southcoastdtp.ac.uk/apply/ 

For further information about this project, please contact the lead supervisor detailed above.  For questions relating to the application procedure, or for more information about the SCDTP, please visit the SCDTP website or contact us


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