PhD Studentships - Health and Wellbeing Pathway: ESRC Grand Union Doctoral Partnership

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There are full-time and part-time PhD studentships available at The Open University, UK as a part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Grand Union Doctoral Partnership.

The details of studentships are available here

This webpage on University's website has links to descriptions for each of the six research pathways. In the description of Health and Wellbeing pathway, there is a strand on Ageing and Later Life and also some cross-cutting themes.  If you are interested in the Ageing and Later Life strand and these cross-cutting themes listed below, please contact me:

  • digital health literacy,
  • role of wearable activity monitoring technologies and digital health wearables in self-management and self-monitoring of health and in remote healthcare,
  • design of digital healthcare technologies for older people,
  • role of social networking platforms in addressing the social isolation and loneliness in older people,
  • role of virtual reality in healthcare, and
  • digital (medical) education initiatives for healthcare staff through simulations in virtual reality and 3D virtual worlds.

Our related ongoing Sir Halley Stewart-funded project on digital health wearables for older people is described here

We have an ongoing PhD project related to digital health literacy: 'Digital health literacy for older people: Investigating the motivations, challenges and experiences.'

This web-page and the blog on this website have further details/resources on our projects/initiatives related to the themes listed above.  

The deadline for applying for studentships is 20 January 2017.