DISTINCT: 15 PhD (Early Stage Researchers) positions 1219 views

DISTINCT: “Dementia: Intersectorial Strategy for Training and Innovation Network for Current Technology” is funded by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (MSC-ITN) under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.

The main aim of DISTINCT is to develop a premier quality multi-disciplinary, multi-professional and intersectorial education and training research framework for Europe, aiming at improving the lives of people with dementia and their carers through technology.

Host institutions
  • University of Nottingham
  • Institute of Mental Health
  • University College London
  • Maastricht University
  • VU University Medical Centre
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • National University of Ireland Galway
  • IDES
  • German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases – DZNE
  • University of Bremen
  • Czech Technical University in Prague
Available projects

ESR1 Host institution: University of Nottingham, UK

Project: Adapting Wellness recovery action planning (WRAP ) technology for dementia

ESR2 Host institution: University of Nottingham, UK

Project: Improving peer support for people with young onset dementia (YOD)

ESR3 Host institution: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Project: An interactive website for advance care planning (ACP) for people with dementia and their family

ESR4 Host institution: German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases DZNE, Germany

Project: Acceptance and adoption of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) technology into everyday life for people with early onset dementia.

ESR5 Host institution: Maastricht University, Netherlands

Project: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in daily life for carers of people with dementia

ESR6 Host institution: VU University Medical Centre, Netherlands

Project: Cost and effectiveness evaluation of FindMyApps, a tool to find usable apps for self-management and social participation in dementia

ESR7 Host institution: IDES, Spain

Project Title and Work Package(s) to which it is related: Psychosocial Applications of Technology for Health and wellness coaching of older adults with dementia and mild cognitive impairment and their carers in rural areas

ESR8 Host institution: Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Project Title: Design, development and testing of a low cost pet-like care-bot.

ESR 9 Host institution: University of Bremen, Germany

Project Title: Smart home technologies supporting daily life for people with dementia and their informal caregivers to improve quality of life and social participation

ESR10 Host institution: University College London, UK

Project: Use of technology in disclosure of dementia by the diagnosed individual to their social networks.

ESR11 Host institution: Maastricht University, Netherlands

Project Title: Improving social participation in dementia with the Geographic Information System-based intervention ‘Viamigo’.

ESR12 Host institution: National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Project: Social robotics in dementia care to promote social health: ethical issues and implementation strategies

ESR13 Host institution: IDES, Spain

Project Title: Use of a Mini Robot as a new approach for cognitive and social stimulation in home care.

ESR14 Host institution: VU University Medical Centre, Netherlands

Project: Evaluation of the effectiveness of a person-centred touch-screen based photo-activity for people with advanced dementia

ESR15 Host institution: German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases DZNE, Germany

Project: Implementation of AAL technology addressing communication and its impact on the underlying link between technology and the psychosocial effect of dementia on communication.

**Interviews will be held in London on 1st and 2nd July 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted mid-to-late June.

Quick Overview————-


Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (MSC-ITN)

Country European countries
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Psychology, Neuroscience
Fellowship amount As per MSCA norms
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline Varies

Company Information
  • Total Jobs 84 Jobs
  • Address Europe
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