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The Institute of Gerontology at King’s College London is advertising a full time ESRC/CASE MRES/PhD studentship in Gerontology commencing September 2010: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/graduate/funding/database/index.php?action=view&id=337 . The research will centre on the use of assistive technologies to assist with personal care among those with dementia. Applications close on the 28th May.
We would be very grateful if you could circulate this information to anyone who might be interested. The candidate is most likely to come from social science, physiotherapy, occupational therapy or nursing, although all candidates with relevant interests and skills will be considered. It is anticipated that successful applicants will have a first degree at First Class or high 2:1 level or the equivalent standard from a European or Overseas institution.
The Institute of Gerontology (IOG), King’s College London, is a leading multi-disciplinary department for research and teaching into the study of ageing and is an ESRC recognised research outlet. The studentship is offered in partnership with AgeCare. More information about the Institute of Gerontology and its strands of research can be found here: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/sspp/geront/
The PhD topic is: The Role of Assistive Technology and Personal Care in Enabling Families to Care for Relatives with Dementia in their Location of Choice
The project will examine how AT can be used in the context of personal care for older people in providing assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as dressing, feeding and getting in and out of bed; and how AT can play a positive role in enabling those caring for a relative with dementia to make preferred choices as to whether their relatives remain at home or move to a residential home. This PhD will be supervised by Dr. Karen Glaser and Professor Anthea Tinker (IoG).
Funding: The studentship is funded full-time for 4 years. In the first year the student will receive a maintenance grant of around £17,000 and full fees for the MRes Gerontology. For each year of the PhD after that, the student will receive the same maintenance grant, full fees for the PhD, and an additional £3,000 from our partner AgeCare. Although the award only covers Home/EU fees, applicants from outside the UK/EU are also invited to apply for the studentship on the understanding that the difference in cost of tuition fee is payable by the candidate. The current tuition fee for full-time international postgraduates is currently £11,700 per year and this is subject to change every year.
Contact at King's:
Dr. Karen Glaser, Institute of Gerontology, School of Social Science & Public Policy, King's College London, Strand Building (6th floor), Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
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Informal enquiries by email welcome