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ARC PhD studentship to study at the University of Lincoln

ARC PhD studentship to study at the University of Lincoln: Improving prehospital care using ambulance data (Reference Number: HSC2019-4)

NIHR ARC East Midlands is pleased to announce funding for a doctoral studentship to commence May 2021. The PhD will be aligned to our Building Community Resilience and Enabling Independence (BCREI) theme.  

NIHR ARC EM is an applied research centre working across the East Midlands. Our research aims to improve outcomes for patients and the public and to increase the efficiency, quality, accessibility and sustainability of health and care services:


Applications are invited for a fully funded studentship for an outstanding, highly-motivated student to join a thriving research environment based at the Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU) at the University of Lincoln, in one of the world’s great small cities. Candidates are sought with interests in prehospital ambulance care and statistical and/or qualitative analysis.

The successful candidate will join CaHRU, an active and growing research centre at the University of Lincoln working on prehospital quality and outcomes research.

Experience in scientific research in relation to health will be desirable but not essential. Strong scientific qualities will be essential.

Supervisors: Professor Niro Siriwardena and Professor Graham Law.

For informal enquiries, please contact: Professor Niro Siriwardena:  or Professor Graham Law:

How to Apply

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 your proposed research should be emailed to Maureen Young: Please quote the reference number in the subject line of the email.

Those called for interview will be required to prepare a brief presentation. 

Closing date: 28 February 2021

Interview date: Week commencing 8 March 2021

Start date: May-November 2021

Eligibility and Funding

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

Published on: 21 Jan 2021