DISTINCT: Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD studentship 489 views

The Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at University College London (UCL) is inviting applications from motivated early stage research psychologists to work on a 36 month, open ended contract as part of a European-funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN), “DISTINCT” (Dementia: Intersectorial Strategy for Training and Innovation Network for Current Technology).

Role and responsibilities:

The PhD student will investigate:

  • the use of technology by the diagnosed individual and their family to facilitate disclosure of dementia to their wider social networks. This includes literature review, surveys and case studies of decision-making about disclosure by individuals and their family members, sampling to illustrate congruence and divergence of opinions within decision-making units (couples, families) within different societal milieu and ethnic groups.
  • develop and evaluate an online resource /app for people with mild dementia and family carers to support decision-making about “who to tell, how and when”, building on a paper-based manual devised and evaluated within UCLUS, based on the ‘Honest Open Proud’ programme.
  • Successful candidate will be expected to register for a PhD at the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology (CEHP), University College London, engage in a DISTINCT network-wide training program, public engagement activities and collaboration with network partners through two short-term secondments.


  • Applicants, at the time of appointment must have had less than four years full-time equivalent research experience and must not have already obtained a PhD.
  • Candidate must not have resided in the (host country) UK for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the appointment.
  • Applicants should have a first or upper 2nd class degree in Psychology or a related discipline and ideally a Masters which includes dementia care and psychological theory and/or research methodology.
  • Candidate must have achieved a level of research training which would allow them to proceed to a PhD and be able to fulfill requirements for UK residency such that fees are paid at UK/EU rate.
  • Candidate should be highly motivated, talented and curious individuals with a strong interest in clinical psychology and dementia.
  • For applicants from countries that are not regarded as ‘majority English’, evidence of a good level of English is required, equivalent to IELTS minimum overall score 7.0, and minimum of 6.5 in each subset).

Starting date: 1st October 2019

How to apply:

  • Apply online and submit the following:
  • Updated copy Curriculum Vitae (max. two A4 pages)
  • Motivation letter (max. one A4 page)
  • Proof of English language requirement
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University College London (UCL)
Country UK
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Health Psychology
Fellowship amount As per MSCA rules
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 11 June 2019

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