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Health Foundation PhD Studentships in Health Economics
Funding is available for two studentships. Five projects are described below but student can propose their own topic.
Reference code: HS009
Sponsor: Newcastle University
Duration of the award: 3 years
Applicants are invited for 2 PhD studentships funded by the Health Foundation- a leading UK charity working to continuously improve the quality of health care in the UK. The studentships are based in the health economics group in the Institute of Health and Society. The PhD project will fit within the existing research interests of the Health Economics Group and may be chosen from one of the suggested projects:
Project (1) To explore how choice experiments can be used in economic evaluation for evaluating or designing health and social care interventions.
Project (2) Evaluation of variations in the valuations and weights of quality adjusted life years (QALYs) and consideration of the impact of such variations on cost-effectiveness analyses.
Project (3) To investigate the role of social norms in determining weight and how social norms and weight interact to determine economic outcomes.
Project (4) To assess the utility of different modelling approaches for health economic evaluation for a suite of clinical interventions with varying levels of complexity.
Project (5) Using survey, experimental and other behavioural methodologies to analyse patients’ choices over different treatments and associated health outcomes.
Applicants suggesting other topics relevant to the Health Economic Group’s work programme will also be considered.
Value of the Award and Eligibility:
Support comes from an award from the Health Foundation. A full award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and annual stipend of £13,590 (2012/13). Non-EU citizens will be considered but the award only covers the tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend of £13,590 (2012/13).
A good 2:1 degree and a Masters degree in economics, health economics or a related discipline.
Depending on the project, some understanding of economic evaluation, modelling, econometrics and preference elicitation is desirable.
How to Apply:
You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application form, by APPLYING ONLINE below, inserting the reference number HS009 and selecting ‘Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Sciences) – Health Sciences’ as the programme of study. Only mandatory fields need to be completed. A covering letter, CV and (if English is not your first language) a copy of your English language qualifications must be attached. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote the reference number and state which topic you are interested in as well as how your interests and experience relate to the project.
Closing date for applications: 27 July 2012
Further Information: For further details, please contact: Luke Vale, firstname.lastname@example.org, +44(0)191 222 5590.
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