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PhD students

A key aim of the NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC is to build further capacity in primary care safety research at early stages of translation within and between research and practice communities.

We recruited and directly funded six PhD students between 2012 and 2017 to work on research topics including:

  • procedural violations in pharmacy;
  • patient and public involvement for black and minority ethnic (BME) groups;
  • care pathway assessments across different health information systems.

Our funding for 2017 to 2022 will support PhD students in all research themes, with additional PhD students from within the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health in health economics.


Current PhD Opportunity

Organisational and Cultural Aspects of Patient Safety: focusing on care transitions and new care settings

This project is part of our Safer Care Systems and Transitions theme and will be located within the Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership & Learning (CHILL) at Nottingham University Business School.

We are looking for an enthusiastic student who will work with an inter-disciplinary supervisory team to apply advanced social science theory and methods to carry out this ground-breaking research on patient safety. The PhD will focus on the area of care transitions, such as urgent admission or hospital discharge. It is anticipated the student will refine the focus on the study with their supervisors, and that it will likely engage with conceptual debates related to inter-organisational working, professional boundaries, and/or knowledge sharing. Through carrying out research with professionals and stakeholders the research will look to develop innovative solutions to improve care quality.

This funded PhDs will commence from 1st October 2019. A yearly stipend, plus UK/EU student tuition fees, is available to the successful applicant.

Closing date:23.59pm [BST] on 23 January 2019. Applications submitted after this time will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview to be held in Nottingham on Thursday 7 February 2019. The successful candidates will be notified by Monday 18th February 2019.

For more information, visit https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/SOC477.


Our students

Name: Ahmed Ashour
Based in: Division of Pharmacy and Optometry
PhD project title: Identifying and developing non-technical skills in community pharmacy to improve patient safety.
Contact: ahmed.ashour@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Name: Leonie Brinkmann
Based in: Manchester Centre for Health Economics (MCHE)
PhD project title: What is the economic impact of hazardous prescribing of anticoagulants and does a pharmacist-led information technology intervention reduce this impact?
Contact: leonie.brinkmann@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Name: Lukasz Cybulski
Based in: Division of Psychology and Mental Health
PhD project title: Nonfatal self-harm, suicide and other causes of premature death among general practitioner-registered patients diagnosed with mental disorders that are commonly treated in primary care
Contact: lukasz.cybulski@manchester.ac.uk

Name: Carolyn Gamble
Based in: Division of Population Health, Health Services Research and Primary Care
PhD project title: Understanding and enabling patient and public involvement and engagement for diverse and marginalised groups in patient safety
Contact: carolyn.gamble@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Name: Beatriz Rubio Huete
Based in: Centre for Health Economics
PhD project title: What is the economic impact of mental health policies and services that are intended to reduce suicide rates?
Contact: beatriz.rubio-huete@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Name: Jessica Leather
Based in: Division of Psychology and Mental Health
PhD project title: Translating a Brief Psychological Intervention to Reduce Suicidal Ideation and Behaviour into a Tool for Prevention
Contact: jessica.leather@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Name: Victoria Moore
Based in: School of Law
PhD project title: Effective legal and regulatory responses to patient safety incidents at transitions of care
Contact: victoria.moore-4@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Name: Rebecca Musgrove
Based in:
Division of Psychology and Mental Health
PhD project title:
Epidemiology of non-fatal self-harm, suicide and other causes of premature death following discharge from inpatient psychiatric care
Contact:
rebecca.musgrove@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Name: Anna-Sophia Wawera
Based in: Division of Population Health, Health Services Research and Primary Care
PhD project title: Promoting and supporting safety in the context of childhood long-term conditions
Contact: anna-sophia.wawera@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk