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PhD Funded Studentship: Improving prehospital care using ambulance data

Improving prehospital care using ambulance data
PhD Funded Studentship
Reference Number: HSC2019-4
Supervision team: Professor Niro Siriwardena, Professor Graham Law


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 (NIHR-ARC East Midlands) East Midlands from outstanding, highly-motivated students to join a thriving research environment based at the Community and Health Research Unit 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 analysis of ambulance data.

The successful candidate will join an active and growing research centre, the Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU) 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.

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 the research should be emailed to Maureen Young: Please quote the project ID in the subject line of the email.

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

Closing date: 9 October 2020

Interview date: Week commencing 12 October 2020

Start date: November 2020 to January 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.

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

Published on: 14 Sep 2020