PhD Candidate in Sociology or Political Science connected to the research group CHAIN

Updated: 6 days ago
Deadline: 01 Aug 2022

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About the position

We apply for a PhD candidate on the topic climate change from a public health perspective.

The PhD-position is a temporary position for a period of three years.

For a position as a PhD Candidate, the goal is a completed doctoral education up to an obtained doctoral degree.

The position is connected to the research of CHAIN (Centre for Global Health Inequalities Research), but the post doc will also collaborate closely with UNICEF and the Institute for Health Metrix and Evaluation (IHME), based at the University of Washington, US.

CHAIN’s main objectives are to

  • monitor variations in health inequalities both between and within countries.
  • identify the causal drivers of health inequalities throughout the life course.
  • evaluate interventions that could reduce health inequalities.
  • reduce the gap between research, policy and practice.
  • develop the next generation of health inequality researchers.

CHAIN identifies and analyses the most important determinants of health inequalities in different contexts, and the policy responses that are most effective in reducing them. To do this, we

  • monitor health inequalities: we collect and harmonise data on health inequalities and their determinants, covering all world regions.
  • explain health inequalities: we assess the magnitude of health inequalities and identify the most important mechanisms responsible for socioeconomic inequalities in health.
  • reduce health inequalities: through systematic reviews and evaluation studies, we identify policies, programmes, and interventions that are effective in reducing socioeconomic inequalities in health.
  • bridge research, policy and practice by focusing on dissemination, knowledge transfer and translation of findings in the fields of health, environment, social and corporate policy. This work is led by EuroHealthNet and UNICEF Norway, and includes capacity building activities, policy exchanges at local, national and international levels and general communication activities. 

For more information about CHAIN

Your immediate leader is Head of the Department.

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