PhD Studentship: Female Genital Mutilation: Psychological Impact, Health and Social Services Utilization, and Intervention
Short info about job
Company: University of Roehampton
Department: Department of Psychology
Hours: Full Time
Type / Role: PhD
Phone: +44-1358 9771209
Fax: +44-1291 8005432
Detail information about job PhD Studentship: Female Genital Mutilation: Psychological Impact, Health and Social Services Utilization, and Intervention. Terms and conditions vacancy
The Department of Psychology will fund two studentships for key research projects in 2018. Successful candidates will engage in full time PhD study from January 1st 2018 and integrate into the life of the Department, working with academic colleagues and undergraduate students.
Proposed PhD Project
Female Genital Mutilation: Psychological impact, health and social services utilization, and intervention.
Funding is available for UK/EU and International* students at Home/EU rates for three years full-time study. The Bursary includes tuition waiver for PhD and annual stipend at £16,296 (rates as at 2016/17). *(see end note)
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a worldwide problem affecting more than 200 million girls and women in 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia where FGM is concentrated. In England and Wales, 66,000 girls and women were estimated to have undergone FGM between April 2015 and March 2016, yet little is known about the psychological impact of FGM on FGM survivors, and the availability of evidence-based intervention to support these individuals.
The aim of this project is to enhance understanding of the psychological impact of FGM, and to conduct an intervention study for FGM survivors. The study will:
- (a) Examine the psychological impact of FGM among FGM survivors;
- (b) Asses the way in which FGM survivors perceive FGM, and if there are cultural differences in this perception.
- (c) Explore the rates of health and social services utilization among FGM survivors.
In the second part of the study, the candidate will (a) identify evidence-based interventions for FGM; (b) conduct a randomized control trial; (c) identify treatment outcomes; (d) identify factors that mediate and moderate treatment.
Professor Cecilia A Essau & Dr Diane Bray
Informal enquiries should be directed to [email protected]
Applicants are expected to have a first or upper second-class undergraduate degree in Psychology and a relevant Masters qualification, or an undergraduate degree with significant research experience (e.g. student assistant in a laboratory). The candidate should have (a) experience in using quantitative and qualitative research method. (b) established contact with charities working with FGM survivors. The successful candidate should be available to start in January 2018.
The application process.
To apply, please email the following to [email protected] with RPS Psychology Studentship AND the first three words of the project title in the subject heading.
1) Your CV, with copies of your academic qualifications.
2) A cover letter stating why you are applying for this studentship, including your expertise and relevant skills. Please also address, in two paragraphs, why you are interested in this specific project and which research methods you would use to conduct the research.
3) A completed Application Form (RDB1) downloadable at http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Courses/Graduate-School/Application-Packs/.
4) Note that references are to be submitted by your referees separately to this email address by the deadline.
The closing date for applications is: 12.00 midday Friday 3rd November 2017
Interviews to be held: November 2017, date to be confirmed.
Start date for post: 6th January 2018.
* Prospective students should visit https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/graduate-school/funding/ for details on funding and how to apply. Recipients will receive equivalent to Home/EU fees. Recipients paying overseas fees will be required to pay the difference between Home/EU and overseas tuition fee rates.