Below you will find information on our two current funded doctoral studentships for UK/EU applicants.

Health, Psychology and Social Studies PhD Studentship - Strengths based health and social care in Cumbria

This competitive Doctoral studentship is focussed on the development of whole-systems approaches to health and wellbeing within Cumbria. 

Lead Supervisor: Professor Kaz Stuart

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What is the impact of the development of strengths-based whole-systems approaches to health and wellbeing in Cumbria?

The aim of this project is to evaluate the development of whole-systems approaches to health and wellbeing within Cumbria.  Cumbria health and social care services are fully committed to developing community and person centred services, including development of new ways of working in response to the Government and Public Health England agendas. This project offers the successful applicant the opportunity to research and evaluate the impact of these changes for the population of Cumbria.

Lead Supervisor: Professor Kaz Stuart

Supervisory Team: Dr Alex Benham; Dr Karen Morris 

How to apply

For further information about the application process, please contact Research Student Admissions for an informal discussion. The studentship includes UK/EU PhD tuition fees and stipend.

Application is direct to the University of Cumbria.

In preparing and developing your application, we recommend you contact one of our supervisors in Health for more detailed discussion of your research proposal. 

Download an application form 

Complete the application form and submit along with your research proposal to rsa@cumbria.ac.uk no later than 15th July 2019. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

In the subject bar of your email query or application, please specify the application is for the Health, Psychology, and Social Studies studentship.

  • Deadline for applications Monday 15th July 2019,
  • Interview of shortlisted candidates in August or September 2019,
  • For the successful candidate registration will be 1st October 2019.

Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas PhD Studentship - Natural capital, ecosystem services, decision-making and the commons

This competitive Doctoral studentship is focussed on a values-based approach to decision-making that reflects the interrelated and interdependent consequences of land-use choices and associated changes across socio-cultural, ecological and economic value domains

Lead Supervisor: Dr Darrell Smith

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The aim of this project is to build a values-based approach to decision-making that reflects the interrelated and interdependent consequences of land-use choices and associated changes across socio-cultural, ecological and economic value domains. Meeting UK Government’s ambition ‘to leave our environment in a better state than we found it’ will require an environmental land management approach which adopts principles that respect knowledge of interaction, interdependence and the reality of trade-offs. This project offers the successful applicant the opportunity to research polycentric governance of, and a shared relationship with, natural resources in the Cumbrian Commons landscape.  

Lead Supervisor: Dr Darrell Smith

Supervisory Team: Dr Claire Holt, Dr Jane Barker

How to Apply

For further information about the application process, please contact Research Student Admissions for an informal discussion. The studentship includes UK/EU PhD tuition fees and stipend.

Application is direct to the University of Cumbria.

In preparing and developing your application, we recommend you contact one of our supervisors in CNPPA for more detailed discussion of your research proposal. 

Download an application form 

Complete the application form and submit along with your research proposal to rsa@cumbria.ac.uk no later than 15th July 2019. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

In the subject bar of your email query or application, please specify the application is for the Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas studentship.

  • Deadline for applications Monday 15th July 2019,
  • Interview of shortlisted candidates in August or September 2019,
  • For the successful candidate registration will be 1st October 2019.