PhD Studentship: Suicide and Addiction: Improving Care Pathways For People Presenting To Secondary Care Services

University of Hull


Our area faces larger charges of alcohol use and customary psychological well being problems in contrast nationwide averages, each of that are vital danger elements for suicidal behaviour. Alcohol use has been linked to a 94% improve in accomplished suicide danger (IAS, 2023). The severity of alcohol use is straight associated to the severity of widespread psychological well being problems (Ledden, 2022), compounding the chance of suicidal behaviour. Such instances are ceaselessly introduced to emergency departments, posing a scientific problem for non-specialists who lack the experience to deal with these advanced, high-risk sufferers.

This mission will analyse the administration of suicidal behaviour and alcohol use in adults in search of care in native settings. It would make use of secondary evaluation of routine and survey information, supplemented by qualitative interviews with people who’ve lived expertise and healthcare professionals. The gathered insights will likely be used to develop social-justice knowledgeable instruments to raised assist healthcare practices in these areas.

For casual enquires please contact:

Dr Jo Bell: [email protected]  

In regards to the Analysis Cluster:

Suicide is an pressing world public well being concern, with greater than 700,000 individuals dying by suicide worldwide yearly. Demise by suicide has a profound impression on society, affecting households and communities over generations. Moreover, it’s a important danger issue for subsequent suicide.


Professor Tom Phillips, Dr Chao Huang and Dr Philippa Case


  • The profitable applicant will obtain a price waiver and a upkeep grant / stipend for three years (full-time) or sixyears(part-time), which covers the analysis interval of the PhD. The price waiver for 23/24 is £4712 (Dwelling price) and the upkeep grant is £18622 every year. This rises annually in step with the UKRI’s really helpful stipend allowance.
  • If it’s good to transfer right into a fourth yr (full time) or seventh yr (part-time) to finish your thesis, please be aware that you’ll not obtain a tuition price waiver or upkeep grant throughout this era and you can be required to pay a continuation price.

 Entry Necessities:

Candidates ought to have a minimal First Class diploma in a Psychology / Psychological Well being associated topic and a taught MSc or Masters by Analysis in a related topic, or different vital analysis credentials.

For extra particulars on our entry necessities please go to the postgraduate admissions webpage .

This scholarship is accessible for full-time and part-time research.

Worldwide candidates:

This chance comes with a Dwelling price waiver solely, which is not going to cowl the complete Worldwide price. You’ll due to this fact have to pay the distinction between the Dwelling price and the Worldwide price and might want to present proof that you’ve ample funds to cowl this.

English Language necessities:  IELTS 6.5 total, with a minimum of 5.5 in every ability.

How you can Apply:

You’ll need to provide a private assertion when making use of for this scholarship place. Discover out extra about writing a private assertion .

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Closing Date for Purposes: fifteenth February 2024

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