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New PhD studentship to improve prehospital care for chronic respiratory disorders

Reference number: HSC2019-4             

Supervision team: Prof Niro Siriwardena, Prof Graham Law, Dr Arwel Jones

Improving prehospital care for chronic respiratory disorders

Applications are invited for a fully funded studentship associated with the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East Midlands (NIHR ARC EM) from outstanding, highly-motivated students to join a thriving research environment based at the Community and Health Research Unit and Lincoln Institute for Health of the University of Lincoln, in one of the world’s great small cities. Candidates are sought with interests in prehospital ambulance care of chronic respiratory disorders using statistical analysis of large datasets combined with qualitative methods.

The successful candidate will join an active and growing research centre, the Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU) at the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Institute for Health (LIH), working on prehospital and primary care quality and outcomes research. Experience in scientific research in relation to health will be desirable but not essential. Strong scientific qualities will be essential.

How to apply

Contact Prof Niro Siriwardena ( or Dr Arwel Jones (

Applicants should have a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant area. Applicants with a relevant Masters are particularly welcome. Applicants should possess excellent report writing and English language communication skills and an ability to work to deadlines.

An application of a 2-page CV and 2-page covering letter including a personal statement demonstrating how your experience to date prepares you to undertake PhD level research, and summary of the research should be e-mailed to Maureen Young ( Those called for interview will be required to prepare a presentation. Please quote project ID in the subject line of the email.

Closing Date: 14 February 2020

Interviews:  Week commencing 16 March 2020

Start date: September 2020

Suitably qualified candidates worldwide may apply, although international students must self-fund the difference between the International and the UK/EU fee rate

£15,009 per annum stipend – stipend will be paid at the 2019/2020 UK Research & Innovation rate (

Published on: 8 Jan 2020