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Wellcome PhD for Clinicians Programme – now actively recruiting


Application deadline: Monday 2nd March 2015.
Interviews will be held towards the end of March 2015.

The University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute invite applications for fellowships in the PhD Programme for Clinicians, to be taken up by end 2015. The fellowships provide funding for salary, University and College fees and research consumables for 3 years. Prior to commencement, the Programme provides up to three months of additional salary support, enabling successful applicants to experience different research groups before choosing their project and PhD supervisor. Candidates who are interested in computational biology, epidemiology or public health can be funded for an additional 1-year MPhil in order to obtain the appropriate skills before starting their PhD.

For more information and how to apply, please see here.

NIHR Infrastructure Doctoral Training Exchange Scheme (IDTE) Round 2 - Now Launched


Application deadline: 1pm on Wednesday 18th March

The Infrastructure Doctoral Training Exchange (IDTE) Scheme was launched in 2013 and allows doctoral trainees supported by NIHR to spend time in other parts of the infrastructure to network, train in a specific technique or collaborate with other researchers/specialists in their topic area. The scheme is specifically designed to optimise and enhance the trainees’ experience of undertaking a PhD/MD as well as their CVs.
For more information please see here. 


Dying with Dignity and Compassion: A New Approach to End of Life Care


Where: Grange Wellington Hotel, London
When: Wednesday 25th February 2015

In June 2014 the Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People published ‘One chance to get it right: Improving people’s experience of care in the last few days and hours of life’, outlining a new approach to caring for dying people based on 5 Priorities of Care. The Alliance also published a commitment statement and Call to Action, and will continue to monitor progress against the commitments until July 2015.

This symposium offers an invaluable opportunity for NHS practitioners, health and social services, local authorities, safeguarding teams and other key stakeholders to explore how to ensure every dying person receives good quality personalised end of life care.

For more information please see here

Public Health Evaluation Workshop for Frontline Staff


When: 10:00-15:30 25th February 2015
Where: Newton Room, Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge

Established in April 2012, the SPHR is a partnership between eight leading academic centres in applied public health research in England. It aims to build the evidence base for effective public health practice, looking at what works practically to improve population health and reduce health inequalities.

An evaluation will be held in the workshop on 25th February 2015 looking at:

  • Evidence Based Public Health – Why evaluate?
  • How to design an evaluation
  • Available evaluation resources

The event is for frontline staff – Practitioners, NHS Employees, PHE representative and Commissioners- who have an interest in Public Health.

Drinks and canapés will be served

For more information please see here

Putting Mental Wellbeing Centre Stage

9 March, 6pm – 7.30pm, The Health Foundation, 90 Long Acre, London WC2E 9RAA

Lecture by Prof Lord Layard and Professor Clark, chaired by Lord O’Donnell

As the political parties develop their plans about how to approach mental health, this lecture asks: if mental wellbeing were put centre stage, what difference would it make?

Hear from Prof Lord Layard and Professor David Clark as they set out their ideas based on their work, including their co-authored book Thrive and work of the Commission chaired by Lord O’Donnell on Wellbeing and Public Policy, of which Prof Lord Layard was a member.

For more information please see here.

AgeNet Seminar on Frailty 


When: 1.00pm – 4.00pm 25th March 2015
Where: Main Building: Room 351, Hatfield, College Lane, University of Hertfordshire

The seminar includes research findings on pre-frailty, frailty, and being at risk of frailty. The speakers are Kalpa Kharicha and Ana Jovicic (UCL), Anne-Marie Burn and Frances Bunn (University of Hertfordshire), and Adam Gordon (Nottingham University).

Attendance is free, and all are welcome.

For more information please see here

Don't Forget

PhD Opportunity in the Enduring Disability and / or Disadvantage Theme, CLAHRC EoE
Application deadline: 16th February 2015

Applications are invited for a fully funded 3 year PhD studentship, starting in October, 2015. The successful student will be part of the Enduring Disabilities and/or Disadvantage (EDD) Theme of the CLAHRC: which focusses on research relevant to the needs of children and adults with intellectual disabilities and others who are at risk of mental and/or physical health inequalities.

The range of expertise within the EDD Theme means that there are a number of possible projects that could be developed, involving quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods, and based at, and supervised by, senior academic and clinical academic staff at any of the three participating Universities.

For more information and how to apply see here.

Doctoral fellowship (fully funded) CLAHRC EoE Dementia, Frailty and End of Life Care Theme


Application deadline: midnight Sunday 1st March 2015

The Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East of England (CLAHRC EoE) are seeking applications to undertake full-time doctoral study in the field of dementia, frailty and end of life care. These are amongst the greatest health challenges for health services and there is an urgent need to develop research leaders to build the evidence base that underpins the provision in care in these areas.

The successful applicant will receive doctoral study fees (UK/EU) and maintenance full-time for three years starting in October 2015. Projects may be based in University of Cambridge or University of Hertfordshire or University of East Anglia. The successful applicants can expect first class academic supervision and mentoring as well as a programme of formal training in research skills, leadership and project management. 

For more information please see here

Doctoral Fellowships (fully funded) for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals working in Dementia Care  - Applications open


Application deadline: 5pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

The Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East of England (CLAHRC EoE) are seeking applications from nurses and allied health professionals to undertake full-time doctoral study in the field of dementia care. Dementia represents one of the greatest health challenges for health services and there is a need to develop research leaders to build the evidence base that underpins the provision of dementia care.

For more information please see here

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