Fully-funded Life of Breath/medical humanities PhD at Durham University – new deadline

Would you like to join the Durham Life of Breath project team?

We are inviting medical humanities PhD proposals which address either of the following topics

  • Stigma and/or stereotypes in relation to breathing, breathlessness and/or lung disease
  • Engaging with Life of Breath project stakeholders especially people living with breathlessness, their supporters, healthcare professionals and the wider community

Applicants must have an excellent Honours degree, preferably a Masters, in a subject appropriate to the project proposal. The successful candidate will show evidence of relevant experience and demonstrate the potential to be an excellent researcher. They will also be able to communicate clearly and effectively and to engage confidently with the world beyond academia. Knowledge or experience relating to the study of breath or public engagement with research would be beneficial. Students for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of at least 7.5.

This is a full-time three year studentship, commencing Autumn 2016, registered with either the Department of Anthropology or Department of English Studies but based within the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University. It is fully funded with UK/EU fees, fieldwork expenses and a stipend at the Wellcome Trust rate (approx. £20,000 pa) included.

To apply, submit a response to the project brief (no more than 1000 words) describing and justifying your project proposal along with a covering letter, current CV and contact details for two referees. Applications should be emailed directly to sarah.mclusky@durham.ac.uk by 23:59 GMT on Monday 11 April 2016. Interviews will take place in Durham on Thursday 28/Friday 29 April 2016.

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