Studentship: 3-year funded PhD opportunity available in International Dementia Care

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Nottingham, SCOTLAND
Deadline: 14 Jun 2022

Closing Date
Tuesday, 14th June 2022
Mental Health and Clinical Neuroscience

WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Disability and Human Rights

Institute of Mental Health (IMH)

We are currently recruiting a PhD candidate to join the WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Disability and Human Rights, based in the Centre for Mental Health and Human Rights at the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham. The successful candidate will be supervised by Prof Martin Orrell. The PhD will involve the development of global good practice guidance for dementia services in collaboration with an international network involving the WHO and leading dementia organisations including Alzheimers Disease International. In addition the student would join the IMH Centre for Dementia which aims to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers, through high quality, useful research looking at how people with dementia spend their time and what helps them to get quality from life. Researchers are focused on implementing things that work, and use their expertise to raise awareness among the general public about ageing and dementia.

The studentship is funded by Nottingham Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Mental Health and will provide a stipend to cover living costs (approximately £15,691) and cover Home University tuition fees (estimated at £4,596) for the duration of the project (36 months) plus funding for research expenses.  International students may apply, but the studentship will not cover international tuition fees.

Starting date 1st October 2022.


Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) and a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field such as Psychology, Psychiatry, Sociology, Social Sciences, Nursing, Health Sciences or a related discipline.

Essential: The successful candidate will be keen with strong written and verbal communication skills and some experience with research including qualitative and/or quantitative methods.

Desirable: Experience in dementia care. Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Informal enquiries can be directed to

How to apply

All applications are to be made by formally applying online via the University website at: 

In your application please include the following:

-In the Supervisor section, include ‘Prof Martin Orrell’

-In the course section, select PhD Applied Psychology (36 months duration)

-In the research proposal section, please only include “Martin Orrell advertised PhD position” in the title.

You are required to upload the following documents to your application:


-Personal statement (maximum 1 page) about why you are interested in pursuing the specific PhD, any relevant research experience, and a brief outline of ideas and issues related to the PhD theme. Include the details (email addresses) of two referees that we can contact. One of the references must be academic.

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