Towards value-based mental health care: An investigation into service user priorities to inform the implementation of innovative mental health services.
We are pleased to invite applications for a fully funded PhD studentship in the Health Economics and Prioritisation Theme of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East of England. The studentship is jointly funded by the ARC (50%) and Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences University of East Anglia (UEA, 50%) and will be based at UEA.
The studentship is offered for an outstanding early stage researcher to conduct research relevant to health economics and prioritisation in health and social care. The successful candidate will work with our research and service partners to understand priorities around the implementation of mental health services and around mental health service outcomes. They will use a mixed method approach to develop an evidence-based framework that can be applied to underpin decisions about which innovative service to prioritise for implementation or to evaluate services that are implemented.
The project is aligned with our core areas of work in "Innovative methods" and "Prioritisation". The studentship will provide comprehensive research training in a range of research methods used to value outcomes and inform priorities, such as discrete choice experiments or multi-criteria decision analysis. A background in health economics and outcomes research and/or previous experience with the collection of data via surveys and/or the management and analysis of quantitative data sets would be an advantage.
The ARC and UEA offer a supportive environment for PhD students, with opportunity to participate in workshops, conferences and seminar events. Regular Postgraduate workshops host a range of experts and speakers.
For further information email Professor Jennifer Whitty or call +44 (0)1603 593536
For more information on the supervisor for this project, please go here: https://people.uea.ac.uk/en/persons/jennifer-whitty
This is a PhD programme.
The start date of the project is 1 February 2021.
The mode of study is full-time.
The studentship length is 3 years. Please note, 3-year studentships have a (non-funded) 1-year 'registration only' period.