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UKCTAS periodically employs research/administrative staff and funds PhD students.

Location: London
Salary: £19,143 per year
Contract: 3 Year PhD

Closing date: 23rd July 2018 (5pm).

This 3 year PhD studentship is funded by Queen Mary, University of London, and comes with a tax-free stipend of £19,143 per year. It is open to UK Nationals, EEA/Swiss migrant workers and non-UK nationals with indefinite leave to remain in the UK who will have three years ordinary residence in the EU prior to the start of the studentship. University tuition fees (at UK/EU levels) will be met by the funding body.

Ethnicity and alcohol use: understanding explanatory models and appropriate prevention interventions | Funded PhD Project

The project seeks to better understand the explanatory models for problematic alcohol use in Bangladeshi, and other South Asian people, and White British people in East London. Located within this qualitative exploration, we which to better understand the types of interventions patients are willing to use, what they have found helpful, and their attitudes and willing towards new promising interventions such as physical activity and self management. The role of cultural taboos, religious beliefs, and social and group conformity, and the risk of emotional strain in the face of transgressing such taboos can inform an more influential clinical and public health response to problematic alcohol use in diverse community settings, and different sectors of society, different age groups, and across genders.

Like all consumption related health problems, the role of self-esteem, identity, and self-efficacy are critical to explore and investigate. Following a critical qualitative enquiry, we propose to undertake more specific evaluations of the acceptability and feasibility of implementing promising interventions, and pilot the materials and methods to inform the programme grant and to develop a larger study that is more effective in specific ethno-cultural groups. We are seeking an ambitious student committed to a future academic career, and with the commitment and motivation to develop the skills to delivery a high quality research project, publish in peer review journals, work closely with the communities and stakeholders, and become a future leader in this area of health research and practice.

Queries should be directed to Professor Bhui: (

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