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We are recruiting for a PhD student!

Duration: 3 years

Stipend: £22,278 per year

Start: September/October 2014


The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) North Thames is now recruiting to its 2014 PhD studentships. NIHR CLAHRC North Thames is one of 13 CLAHRCs across England which have been funded to conduct high quality applied health research, focused on the needs of patients and the public to produce a direct impact on health and the way that health care/public health is organised and delivered.

NIHR CLAHRC North Thames invites applications to its 3-year PhD studentships which begin in September / October 2014 (exact date dependent on the individual university). Supervisors are drawn from across partner institutions and current PhD projects lie within our five NIHR CLAHRC North Thames themes: Innovations in Models and Systems for Health ; Methodological Innovation; Optimising Behaviour and Engagement with Care; Empowering Mental Health Service Users and Families; Child & Adolescent Health.

This PhD project:

Research Summary: This Operational Research PhD will align with and augment existing work within North East London Foundation Trust. This PhD aims to co-develop (with clinical teams) processes and tools for timely feedback and sharing of outcome data. The project will also co-develop and implement computational models of patient/client flow into, between and out of exemplar community health services, and examine how these flows depend on outcomes achieved within constituent services.

Methods to be used: Systematic literature review; Mathematical and / or simulation modelling; Descriptive and statistical analysis of data using tools such as classification and regression trees, logistic and other forms of regression analysis; Information design.

Supervisors: Professor Martin Utley, UCL; Professor Naomi Fulop, UCL; Dr Christina Pagel, UCL; Dr Nora Pashayan, UCL, 

Informal enquiries should be made to: Prof Martin Utley.

Please click to download the job description and person specification.

The deadline is 7th May 2014 with interviews on 28th May 2014.

To apply please go to the full UCL advertisement.