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Fully-funded PhD scholarships in digital health and wellbeing

19 March 2015

Applications are invited from prospective PhD students and UCL staff for three-year fully funded PhD scholarships in digital health and wellbeing.

Fully funded PhD scholarships in digital health and wellbeing Students may be based in any academic discipline, such as computer science, behaviour science and human-computer interaction.

Bupa Global Institute for Digital Health Excellence (GLIDHE) is a new partnership between UCL and Bupa, established to develop digital health enabled solutions, evidenced by research.

The Institute will focus on the development of predictive techniques for behaviour change that are sustainable, to reduce the global burden of increasing healthcare demand.

This partnership represents a unique opportunity to significantly augment evidence and delivery with both world leading academic institutions and a global health organisation to be thought leaders in digital health.

Behaviour change

With the exponential growth in digital engagement, GLIDHE can leverage academic insight and credibility to evidence behaviour change at both the individual and population levels delivering solutions that will scale, be robust and above all, affordable.

GLIDHE will develop and disseminate an integrated suite of personalised digital behaviour change products, aimed at improving health and wellbeing using up-to-date evidence, state-of-the-art technology and appropriate theories from behaviour and computer science.

Being part of GLIDHE is an opportunity to build a community to generate exciting new ideas in digital health and wellbeing, to improve the health of the world.

Please email expressions of interest in a PhD scholarship to: Lesley Payne, GLIDHE Lead lesley.payne@glidhe.org

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