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 develop new approaches to value health-related quality of life in people with heart failure and to use this information in the economic evaluation of heart failure interventions. The project will be undertaken in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians from UEA, the James Paget University Hospital, the ARC EoE, and people with heart failure and their families, who have a shared interest in improving the lives of people with heart failure.
The project is aligned with our core area of work in "Innovative methods" in which we aim to develop and apply innovative methods relating to economic evaluation and preference-based outcome valuation in health and social care. The studentship will provide comprehensive research training in a range of research methods used to value health outcomes, such as discrete choice experiments. 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.
Contact Professor Jennifer Whitty for further information:
+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.