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SCDTP Studentship - Exploring the role of Community Health Workers in Maternal and Child Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Central and South America

Politics & International Relations

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £15,009
(19/20 UKRI rate)
Closing Date:  Thursday 23 January 2020
Reference:  1206319CC

Exploring the role of Community Health Workers in Maternal and Child Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Central and South America

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:

Pia Riggirozzi (PAIR),  Amos Channon (SSD)

Improving maternal and child health in South and Central America can be facilitated through the actions of Community Health Workers (CHWs), although these are an underappreciated cadre to act as an agent for change in many countries. With a focus on Brazil and Colombia this project will explore the role of CHWs in the health system and understand how to strengthen their role to aid in improving maternal and child health. This will be conducted through interviews and surveys, linking with two large projects currently being conducted in these countries.

Skills Required

We invite students with interest and expertise in the fields of global health, political economy or health worker research, as well as a rights based focus of research. It would be preferable for a certain level of Spanish or Portuguese language ability. The ability to travel would be needed.  

Funding

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 (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 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: 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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