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SCDTP Studentship - The Special Educational Needs Crisis in Schools: Understanding the needs and listening to the perspectives of children and young people on the autism spectrum

Centre for Innovation in Mental Health

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £14777
(18/19 UKRI rate)
Closing Date:  Thursday 24 January 2019
Reference:  1080518JW


The Special Educational Needs Crisis in Schools: Understanding the needs and listening to the perspectives of children and young people on the autism spectrum

A fully funded studentship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) commencing in 2019/20 Academic Year.

Supervisory Team:

Hanna Kovshoff (H.Kovshoff@soton.ac.uk), Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology, School of Psychology & Sarah Parsons, Professor of Autism and Inclusion, Southampton Education School

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Autism Community Research Network at Southampton (ACoRNS – www.acornsnetwork.org) on a new project that is funded by the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Centre. The project will involve working with local ACoRNS partner schools to develop and disseminate best practice for autism education in mainstream and special schools. You will work with children and young people on the autism spectrum to elicit views and experiences of mainstream and special school educational provision, and also work to develop new and innovative methods to gain the views who do not use speech as a primary mode of communication. This project would suit a candidate with experience of research or education with pupils with SEND.

Skills Required

This project requires the appointment of an individual who has a good academic background in developmental/educational psychology and experience working with an autism and/or special needs population.   Essential criteria will be a good undergraduate or masters degree in psychology or education.  Some experience of carrying out research or working in an educational setting with children with SEND is also desirable.  The candidate will join the Autism Community Research Network at Southampton (ACoRNS), a collaboration between Dr Hanna Kovshoff in Psychology and Prof Sarah Parsons in Education and local schools representing different levels and educational settings.

Funding

South Coast DTP Funding provides an annual maintenance grant (tax free) of £14777 (2018/19 UKRI rate), plus payment of all programme fees.  Other funding available for SCDTP funded students can be found on the SCDTP website (www.southcoastdtp.ac.uk).

Funding is provided for 3 years full-time PhD study (pro-rata for part-time students).  Applications for 1+3 funding for students completing a Master's year prior to the commencement of PhD study are also welcome (details available at www.southcoastdtp.ac.uk).

Application Procedure

The closing date and time for applications is 11.59pm on 24th January 2019.  The full application procedure, the funding application form, and more information on the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership can be found at: http://southcoastdtp.ac.uk/apply/

For further information about this project, please contact the lead supervisor detailed above.  For questions relating to the application procedure, or for more information about the SCDTP, please visit the SCDTP website or contact us at scdtp@soton.ac.uk

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