Funding Opportunities - ESRC 1+3 CASE PhD Studentship - Understanding the relationship between resilience and health in the North East of England
Applications are invited for this exciting and prestigious studentship which will cover costs of fees and maintenance for a four year programme (1+3) of postgraduate study at Durham's world leading (RAE 5**) Department of Geography and will collaboration with the NHS North East Public Health Observatory (NEPHO. This will be of interest to suitably qualified UK graduates wanting to research how and why place plays an important role in health variation. It is likely to be of particular interest to applicatns with a background in geography, sociology, public health, social policy, or applied social science. The aim of the study will be to explain better why within the North East of England people living in some local areas tend fo have better health than others and seem to be 'resilient' to the challenges of health posed by social and economic conditions in the region as a whole. It will help to provide useful information to NEPHO for public health planning. This PhD project will use quantitative and ethnographic methods to examine the 'resilience' of these areas and the implications for tackling health inequalities.