Funded PHD studentship - qualitative study of children's expereinces of liver disease

Fully funded PhD studentship in the School of Languages and Social Sciences

Young People Living with Liver Disease: A qualitative study of experiences of transitions

The School of Languages and Social Sciences (LSS), invites applications for a fully funded PhD studentship from strong candidates with a background in social sciences. The studentship is for full-time study over three years, commencing in January 2013.

The studentship, funded by the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, will undertake a qualitative study of young people’s experiences of liver disease. It will use in-depth interviews with young people and young adults with liver disease and their parents to investigate the experiences and needs of young people with liver disease. The focus will be on adolescence as a period of change when young people increasingly take responsibility for their condition and transition between child and adult health service providers. By analysing the accounts of young people experiencing transition themselves, investigating parental concerns and asking young adults to reflect back on this period of their lives this study will provide detailed and comprehensive evidence to ensure that health and information services can address their needs and tailor their services appropriately. The successful student will be supervised by Dr Pam Lowe (Sociology) and Dr Elizabeth Peel (Psychology).

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