- How is the group formed, and how does its formation contribute to community building amongst the different stakeholders involved? Who attends, who does not, and why?
- What are the relationships built around the condition of breathlessness and how are these articulated?
- How are the power dynamics, politics and inequalities that are part of breathlessness in wider society reflected in the work of the group, and how are these effectively managed?
- What is the potential and scope of a group such as this to transform understanding, experience and practice of the condition in question amongst participants?
Worth of Award
- This is a full-time three year studentship, commencing Autumn 2016, registered with the Department of Anthropology but based in the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University.
- It is fully funded with fees, fieldwork expenses and a stipend at the Wellcome Trust rate (approx. £22,000 pa) included.
- Applicants must have an excellent degree, preferably a Masters, in Medical Anthropology (or a related subject).
- The successful candidate will show evidence of designing, implementing, analysing and reporting on studies of this type and demonstrate the potential to be an excellent researcher.
- They will also be able to communicate clearly and effectively and to engage confidently with the world beyond academia.
- Knowledge or experience relating to the study of breath and/or public engagement with research would be beneficial. Students for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of at least 7.5.
How to Apply
To apply, submit a response to the project brief (no more than 1000 words) describing and justifying how you would approach the research along with a covering letter, current CV and contact details for two referees. Applications should be emailed directly to [email protected]
Deadline: applications close by 17:00 GMT on Monday 1 February 2016. Interviews will take place in Durham on Thursday 18/Friday 19 February 2016.
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