Funded PhD opportunity with the University of the West of England and Somerset County Council
30 August 2022
The University of the West of England (UWE) and Somerset County Council are teaming up to offer a full-time PhD at the Centre for Public Health and Wellbeing in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences. The local authority will fund this three-year studentship, which is expected to start on 1 January 2023.
This is the first time that the Centre for Public Health and Wellbeing at UWE Bristol will be working with Somerset County Council. The project will assess whether data routinely held by the council can successfully be used to evaluate population level interventions. Information held by the council about their new enhanced parenting pathway programme will be used as a case study for the evaluation.
The successful candidate will spend three years evaluating the programme by, amongst others, reviewing standard ways of how these types of services are evaluated, identifying relevant outcomes, exploring potential data sets and identifying barriers to using these data sets. They will also set up data systems so that a wide range of relevant outcomes can be assessed, using data held by the Council and other partners, over a longer term.
Funding will be provided throughout the three-year period in addition to full-time tuition fees being covered for UK/Home applicants.