Fully-funded three-year PhD on the Waiting Times project

The Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, is pleased to announce the availability of a fully-funded three-year doctoral studentship, (starting in autumn 2018), to work on ‘Waiting Times’, to be supervised by Dr. Lisa Baraitser.

‘Waiting Times’ is funded by a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Research Award held by Dr. Lisa Baraitser (Birkbeck) and Professor Laura Salisbury (University of Exeter). Its remit is to investigate the relation between time and healthcare in the modern period. Spanning both Medical Humanities and Social Sciences, the project brings together and interdisciplinary team of eight researchers, to investigate waiting as a cultural and psychosocial concept, and an embodied and historical experience, in order to understand the temporalities of healthcare in the current climate of ‘crisis’ in the health service.

Under supervision, the successful candidate will devise and undertake a qualitative investigation of ‘watchful waiting’ as used by general practitioners as a practice of care. Data collection will take place across two GP practices in Hackney, London and Silverton, Devon. Applications will be considered from candidates with an interest in qualitative research in health and social contexts, where an interest in issues of time and temporality can be demonstrated. All academic disciplines/backgrounds are eligible.

The studentship will consist of a fee waiver up to the value of the full-time home/EU rate for MPhil/PhD degrees, plus a studentship stipend based on current Wellcome Trust rates.

To apply, prospective students are strongly advised to make informal contact with Dr. Lisa Baraitser (l.baraitser@bbk.ac.uk) prior to the deadline. They should then send the completed Wellcome Studentship Application Form to l.baraitser@bbk.ac.uk with an expression of interest (no more than 1000 words) and a CV. The successful candidate will then be asked to apply for a full-time place on the MPhil/PhD in the Department of Psychosocial Studies http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2018/phd/programmes/RMPPSYSL/

The due date for applications: February 12th, 2018
Interview date: Tuesday 27th February 2018

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