BSA MedSoc Early Career Researcher Summer Event: Booking Now Open

BSA MedSoc Early Career Researcher Summer Event 2014 

9 June, Cardiff University 

£15 BSA Members/ £20 Non-members 

9:00 – 17:00 Lunch and refreshments included. 

The BSA Medical Sociology Group is pleased to announce a new event for 2014, exclusively for postgraduate and early career researchers. 
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS REMINDER: BSA MedSoc Early Career Researcher Event

The BSA Medical Sociology Group is pleased to announce a new event for 2014, exclusively for postgraduate and early career researchers: 

BSA MedSoc Early Career Researcher Summer Event 2014 

9th June Cardiff University 

£15 BSA Members/ £20 non 

9am - 5pm. Lunch provided 

Please note that there are some funding opportunities for those presenting accepted abstracts. 
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Deadline approaching for College Level Bursaries - MSc/MA at the Institute of Gerontology – King’s College London

The Institute of Gerontology / Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine is currently accepting applications for our postgraduate taught programmes (MA/MSc) in ageing and we are thrilled to announce the availability of a number of scholarship schemes.
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Call for Abstracts Reminder – BSA Postgrad event ‘The sociology of technologically mediated reproduction’

Less than four weeks remain till the abstract submission deadline for this exciting postgraduate and ECR event to be held at De Montfort University on 29th May 2014

Confirmed speaker - Professor Sarah Franklin
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BSA MedSoc Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Event

The BSA Medical Sociology Group is pleased to announce a new event for 2014, exclusively for postgraduate and early career researchers: 

BSA MedSoc Early Career Researcher Summer Event 2014 

9th June, Cardiff University, 9am - 5pm. Lunch provided 

£15 BSA Members/ £20 non
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Bursaries for MSc/MA students at the Institute of Gerontology - King's College London

The Institute of Gerontology / Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine is currently accepting applications for our postgraduate taught programmes (MA/MSc) in ageing and we are thrilled to announce the availability of a number of scholarship schemes: 
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Postgraduate and ECR Conference Sociology of technologically

Postgraduate students from the Reproduction Research Group at De Montfort University are pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for an upcoming Postgraduate Conference on ‘The Sociology of Technologically Mediated Reproduction’ to be held at De Montfort University on Thursday 29th May. 
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Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods for Social Science & Health - 2014

The Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine at King’s College London is delighted to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods for Social Science and Health. The certificate is aimed at social science and health researchers, professionals and practitioners who wish to develop their understanding and practical application of quantitative and qualitative research methods. This programme is suitable for students from health, policy and government sectors, including those who conduct, manage and commission research.
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Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods for Social Science & Health - 2014, King's College London

The Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine at King's College London is delighted to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods for Social Science and Health. The certificate is aimed at social science and health researchers, professionals and practitioners who wish to develop their understanding and practical application of quantitative and qualitative research methods. This programme is suitable for students from health, policy and government sectors, including those who conduct, manage and commission research.
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Funded PhD: Promoting and implementing self care: a mixed methods study of offshore workers and remote healthcare practitioners


An exciting opportunity has arisen for funded PhD student projects. Applications are invited from candidates who are interested in applying to study for a PhD in the Institute of Health & Welfare Research at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. The Institute brings together interdisciplinary research within biomedical science, health care professions and social sciences. The PhD studentships are aligned with the strategic research themes of the institute; Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease, Environmental & Occupational Health and Mental & Neurological Health.
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BSA MedSoc Phil Strong Prize now open for nominations

British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group
Phil Strong Memorial Prize

We are pleased to the Phil Strong Memorial Prize, Academic year 2012-13 are now open for nominations. It is anticipated that there will be one prize to the value of £1200. The purpose of the prize is to contribute to the advancement of medical sociology by supporting post-graduate research in medical sociology.
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PhD studentships


The Pharmacy Practice Research Group of the Medway School of Pharmacy is offering three PhD studentships (including fees and stipend), looking at the use of medicines in society. All are due to commence in September 2013. 
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REMINDER: CfP for Normality in an Uncertain World, 6th ENQUIRE Postgraduate Conference


This is a quick reminder about  the 6th ENQUIRE Postgraduate Conference which will take place on Tuesday the 10th and Wednesday the 11th of September 2013 at the University of Nottingham. 

The theme of this year’s conference is : NORMALITY IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD
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2 Full-Time PhD Studentships - King's College London


King's College London - Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine
Applications are invited for the following Postgraduate Research Studentships in the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine at King's College London:
  • King's Annual Fund Studentship  
  • University of London Postgraduate Studentship 

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Health, identity, technology, regulation - funded PHD


We have a cross-disciplinary research network hosted in the Law School, with three funded PhD studentships on it. The topic is 'Construction of Human Perfection' and the network involves 3 projects, across the disciplines of Law, Psychology, Engineering, Dentistry, and English. The opportunity is for someone to set themselves up as an interdisciplinary early career scholar in the areas of health, identity and technology.
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Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness New Award Schemes for 2013


The Foundation for the Sociology of Health Illness, the charity which owns
the journal of that name, provides a number of award schemes to support the
development of medical sociology / sociology of health and illness.
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Funded PhD Studentship (3 years full-time)


Retention and success in healthcare education: exploring the influence of gendered identities in male- and female-dominated healthcare environments

College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, University of Dundee

The internationally renowned Centre for Medical Education (CME) at the University of Dundee is offering one funded 3 year full-time PhD studentship to start on 1st October 2013 and finish on 30th September 2016.  
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Faculty of Health and Medicine university of Lancaster, Doctoral Scholarships


The Faculty of Health and Medicine is pleased to offer a number of scholarships to include a range of fees plus stipend awards for outstanding UK/EU and overseas students wishing to undertake full time ‘traditional route’ Doctoral Research at Lancaster in any Department within the Faculty of Health and Medicine.
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ESRC PhD CASE Studentship


ESRC PhD North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC) CASE Studentship 2013

Deadline 1.00pm Friday 15th February 2013

The Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University offers an exciting opportunity for an ESRC fully-funded +3 collaborative studentship for PhD research.
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2013/14 ESRC Studentships: Social Science and Health

The North East Doctoral Training Centre (NEDTC), a joint venture between Durham and Newcastle universities funded by the ESRC, has over 35 full-funded awards to support social science students commencing postgraduate study from the 2013/14 academic year.
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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

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PhD studentships at the Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh


The Centre for Population Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh is currently advertising a PhD scholarship. Two of the projects on offer are sociological, the first of which is led by Dr Martyn Pickersgill and the second by Professor Julia Lawton. Brief details are provided below. The deadline for applications is 11 January 2013. Please note that there are several projects advertised under this scheme; only the two below are sociological. One studentship will be awarded across the range of projects to the best overall candidate. We therefore welcome applications from outstanding social scientists, preferably with a Master's level qualification in a relevant subject.
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ESRC PhD STUDENTSHIP 2013: Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome and the British Coronial System


Applications are being sought for a prestigious (1+3 or +3) full time PhD Studentship, to be based in the Cardiff School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, to begin in October 2013. 
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PhD studentship, Durham: 'Voice-hearing' (Geography/Medical humanities) Deadline 21 Nov 2012


Fully funded PhD studentship in Social Sciences and Medical Humanities (located within Department of Geography and the Centre for Medical Humanities), Durham University
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Brighton & Sussex Medical School Postgraduate Medicine Workshops


The Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Institute of Postgraduate Medicine is recruiting medical and social science professionals for a new programme of qualitative research methods workshops for Autumn and Winter 2012-2013.

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MRC Policy Internship Scheme

The scheme is designed to give students first-hand experience of the medical science policy environment, to gain insights into how research and the way it is communicated can impact on policy.
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PhD Studentship, University of Kent

GP and patient perspectives on direct patient reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions

The project: Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are common and health professionals are encouraged to report serious reactions and any suspected reactions to recently marketed medicines to the UK medicines regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, (MHRA) through the Yellow Card Scheme (YCS).1 Patients and the wider public have been able to report ADRs directly to the MHRA via the YCS since 2005.
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Calling Postgrad Supervisors & Students

We have introduced an ‘Awards’ section to MedSoc online and would like to hear from you if you have recently supervised a successful student - or if you are the successful student - so we can share the good news with the medical sociology community.

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Engaging People in Research, Bolton, September 2012

The University of Bolton are hosting a regional postgraduate event, funded by the BSA.
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Fees Only PhD Studentship in Sociology Health & Illness

The PhD studentship is in sociological/social research into sickle cell/thalassaemia, and is based at De Montfort University.
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Research Assistant in Applied Health Research, Glasgow Caledonian University

Research Assistant in Applied Health ResearchLocation: School of Health & Life Sciences/Institute for Applied Health Research, Glasgow Caledonian UniversityGrade: 5Salary Scale: £25,251 - £29,249 (Point 24 - 29)Contract: 35 hours/week (fixed term for 12 months)Closing Date: 11 April 2012 at 5pmRef: HR1345Research title: Tailored stroke self-management - developing and testing a nurse-led,
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Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Ethics & Law, Southampton

Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Ethics and LawCancer SciencesLocation:  Princess Anne Hospital, SouthamptonSalary:   £34,895 to £40,430Full Time Fixed TermClosing Date:   Thursday 03 May 2012Reference:  109012CMResearch title:  Consent and confidentiality in genetic medicine: enhancing shared decision makingWe are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced qualitative
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Vacancy, Brunel University, London

School of Health Sciences & Social CarePost-Doctoral Research FellowFull time; 1 year Fixed-Term contractVacancy Ref: BKA0121/2Salary: £32,288 Incl. of London WeightingAn exciting opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join our group of researchers in the School of Health Sciences and Social Care at Brunel University in West London. The successful applicant will join a team
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PhD Studentship in the School of Languages & Social Sciences, Aston University

The School of Languages and Social Sciences (LSS), invites applications for a fully funded PhD studentship from strong candidates in any of the research areas covered by the School.LSS is a multi-disciplinary research-focused School which brings together researchers in the areas of Sociology, Public Policy, Languages, Politics and English Language.For candidates who are unsuccessful in securing the
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Research Associate/Fellow Post, CLAHRC-NDL, Nottingham

CLAHRC Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire (CLAHRC-NDL) is a collaborative partnership between the University of Nottingham and NHS Trusts in the East Midlands. Within a multidisciplinary context of behavioural medicine and organisational learning, CLAHRC-NDL will develop capacity at organisational and individual levels in the local healthcare economy.Applications are invited for the above mentioned
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PhD Studentship: Experience of acupuncture

OPPORTUNITY TO CONDUCT QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN THE EXPERIENCE OF ACUPUNCTUREThe HTA have funded THE Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre. to conduct a feasibility and pilot study evaluating acupuncture and standard care for pregnant women with low back pain (the EASE BACK study). The study consists of three stages over 24 months: 1) Developing the care package protocol (questionnaires and focus
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Children’s Liver Disease Foundation PhD Fellowships

Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) has funds to support two CLDF PhD fellowships (£75k each) starting in October 2012.The trustees look to make two awards, one fellowship in a bio/medical topic and the other in social science.  Both need to be related to paediatric & adolescent hepatology with reference to CLDF’s research strategy.Applicants will need to demonstrate a
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Funded PhD Opportunity, Edinburgh

Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre and the Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of EdinburghProject title: The impact of early onset epilepsy on the parents and siblings of affected children.Principal Supervisors: Dr Richard Chin and Dr Jeni HardenEpilepsy is the most common serious neurological disorder in childhood. Most affected children have onset of their epilepsy by age 5 years  (early
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Research Fellow in Bioethics/Philosophy, Birmingham

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences, School of Health and Population SciencesSalary from £27,578 to £38,140 a yearWe are seeking a Research Fellow (Grade 7) to work with Professor Heather Draper to evaluate an ethical advisory service being offered to developers and users as part of the SURVEILLE (Surveillance: Ethical Issues, Legal Limitations and Efficiency)
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Associate Research Fellow post, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry

Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry Associate Research Fellow (Ref. E1047/PMS)The PCMD wishes to recruit an Associate Research Fellow to support the work of Professor John Campbell (PCMD, Exeter), Dr Rebecca Barnes (PCMD, Plymouth) and Dr Jamie Murdoch (University of East Anglia). This South West General Practice Trust funded post is available at 50% FTE for 1 year. You will support a qualitative
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Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness Award Scheme for 2012

The Foundation for the Sociology of Health Illness, the charity which ownsthe journal of that name, provides a number of award schemes to support thedevelopment of medical sociology / sociology of health and illness.Applications are now invited for:Post-Graduate International Conference Travel GrantsUp to 10 awards in 2012, to a value of £600 eachSubmission deadlines: 1 May 2012 and 1 November
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PhD Studentship available in the Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester

Tackling inequalities in neonatal outcomes: an investigation of variation in care pathways following antenatal diagnosis of a severe fetal anomaly.An exciting, cross-disciplinary doctoral studentship exploring socioeconomic inequalities in pregnancy and neonatal outcomes is available in the Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester.Wide socioeconomic inequalities exist in the rates of
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Studentships at The University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham, School of Sociology and Social PolicyThe following 2 studentships are on offer for an October 2012 start.Collaborative Social Science Studentship (Full time + 3 PhD studentship)The use of Discovery Awareness in Intellectual Disability: examining the experience and impact of a European approach to challenging behaviourPeople with Intellectual Disabilities (PWID) are more vulnerable
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Qualitative Research Fellow Post, University of Edinburgh

We are seeking to appoint a research fellow to undertake a longitudinal qualitative sub-study within The REPOSE (Relative Effectiveness of Pumps over MDI and Structured Education) Trial. REPOSE is a multi-centre, randomised controlled trial involving adult patients with type 1 diabetes using two types of regimen - an insulin pump or multiple daily injections. This sub-study, led by Dr Julia Lawton
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Bloomsbury Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) for the Social Sciences

BLOOMSBURY DOCTORAL TRAINING CENTRE (DTC) FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCESInstitute of Education, Birkbeck, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, SOASThe Bloomsbury DTC is a consortium of four University of London colleges in the Bloomsbury area. We  invite applications from high calibre candidates with good honours degrees for full and part-time ESRC-funded research studentships. There are studentships
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Surrey Scociology Department now inviting applications for DCT Doctoral Studentships

The renowned Sociology Department at the University of Surrey is part of the ESRC South East Doctoral Training Centre (along with Kent, Reading, and Royal Holloway) and is now inviting applications from excellent candidates who wish to pursue a PhD in any sociological topic related to the Department's areas of substantive or methodological expertise.The Department of Sociology at the University of
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Economic & Social Research Council Doctoral Studentships

Having won a coveted place in the national network of training centres accredited by ESRC, King's Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (KISS-DTC) is awarding a number of ESRC-funded postgraduate research studentships to support doctoral research and training in the social sciences at King's.Deadline for the next round of studentships is 17:00GMT 1 February 2012. This deadline is
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