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SCDTP Studentship - Mental health outcomes of children exposed to domestic abuse in low- and middle-income countries

Social Statistics & Demography

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £15,009
(19/20 UKRI rate)
Closing Date:  Thursday 23 January 2020
Reference:  1205119CC

Mental health outcomes of children exposed to domestic abuse in low- and middle-income countries

A fully funded studentship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) commencing in 2020/21 Academic Year.

Supervisory Team:

Dr. Amos Channon (School of Economic, Social and Political Sciences), Dr. Sara Morgan (School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education), and Dr. James Hall (School of Education)

Child exposure to domestic abuse between adults is associated with negative health outcomes, including poorer mental health. However evidence on the scale, impact, and early appropriate intervention for affected children is limited in LMICs. This mixed methods study will examine mental health outcomes for adolescents using multi-country datasets and, through an in-depth study in Cambodia, will identify potential barriers and facilitators to providing community interventions that address the mental health of children exposed. This cross-disciplinary approach to global health will enable graduates to pursue careers in academia, government, NGO and for profit sectors, particularly within the area of child protection.

Skills Required

Essential: background in a social sciences subject and knowledge of multilevel modelling. Desirable: experience in fieldwork within a low resource setting.


South Coast DTP Funding provides an annual maintenance grant (tax free) of £15009 (2019/20 UKRI rate), plus payment of all programme fees.  Other funding available for SCDTP funded students can be found on the SCDTP website (

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

Application Procedure

The closing date and time for applications is 4.00pm on 23rd January 2020.  The full application procedure, the funding application form, and more information on the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership can be found at:

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

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