Research Project/Studentship Description

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Research Project/Studentship Description
Project ref: RS/14/10
School
Centre
Proposed Director of Studies
Contact Details
Programme (e.g MPhil/PhD)
Duration of Studentship
Hours (Full or Part Time)
Tuition Fees
Maintenance Grant
Other Opportunties
Closing Date: 30/10/2014
Social Work
Psychosocial Research Unit
Dr Alastair Roy
[email protected]
PhD (via MPhil)
3 Years FT/ 6 years PT
Paid at current Home/EU rate
Bursary of £2000 pa for fulltime students up forto 3
years
Bursary of £1000 pa for part-time students for up to 6
years
Paid teaching opportunities may be available associated
with this studentship ( up to 6 hours per week: term time
only). Applicants will need to supply evidence of
eligibility to work and have a recognised qualification or
be willing to undertake training provided by UCLan.
Degree 2:1 classification or above in a relevant
Any
Entry
Requirements
(e.g.
2:1
classification/restricted to UK residences only) subject
Applicants with a relevant Masters degree and/or
specific research experience of relevance to the
project will be welcomed.
Due to restrictions on the funding this studentship
is only open to candidates from the UK/EU.
Any Special Requirements (e.g. driving DBS check will need to be completed before beginning
this project
licence)
Department/School: The Psychosocial Research Unit was established in 2005 and seeks to develop
psychosocial research methods that contribute to the understanding of people, community and
society. Psychosocial research entails an approach to human beings as simultaneously biological,
emotional, social and cultural. It positions the individual in networks of interpersonal relationships,
organisations, and cultural/political/economic systems. The knowledge base draws on the
humanities, social and psychological sciences, political theory, social policy, philosophy and cultural
studies. One recent focus for the unit has been the development of mobile methods in researching
health and welfare practice. For example, we have a three year Knowledge Transfer Partnership with
Crime Reduction Initiatives which is using mobile methods as part of exploring recovery oriented
drug and alcohol treatment provision. In another recent project - ‘Surviving in Manchester:
Narratives on Movement from the Men’s Room, Manchester’ – we developed mobile methods to
explore the lives of socially excluded young men http://www.mroom.co.uk/history/articles
Project Title
Applications of Mobile Methods
Project Description
The project will use mobile methods in order to develop new understandings about a
defined area of practice and will build on ongoing research that uses mobile methods to
develop insights into defined areas of social practice. It will contribute to a developing body
of work which explores the daily lives of movement of research subjects (eg marginalised
young men, practitioners and people in recovery from substance misuse) in order to
understand how mobilities shape lives. This work will draw on traditions in phenomenology
which attend to the felt meanings of and lived experience of everyday social situations and
interactions.
The Psychosocial Research Unit has a wide range of partners who can offer access to
research sites for the successful applicant. However, proposals from applicants keen to use
their own networks are also welcomed. In either case, we invite applications from people
who wish to develop studies in one of the following fields: substance use/misuse, mental
health, social work, social care, young people, criminal justice, health and socially engaged
arts.
Research Student Specification
Studentship Ref
Number
RS/14/10
Project Title:
Applications of Mobile Methods
School:
Social Work
Contact:
Dr Alastair Roy [email protected]
Attributes
Closing Date:
Essential
30/10/2014
Desirable
Measured By
Education/Qualifications
2.1 or above Honours
degree in a related
subject
MA in a related subject
Application
form
Experience
Some experience of
social science
research
Research methods
training
Application
Skills/Abilities
Project planning
ICT
Experience of
undertaking independent
research projects
Application
form
Personal Details
Self-motivated
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