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PhD Studentship Award: “Qualitative Study of Participant Experiences of Assistive Technology and Telecare to Maintain Independent Living At Home for People with Dementia (for ATTILA)

University of East Anglia, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Further information on the studentship can be found at:  The deadline for applications is 22nd January

This PhD study will help generate a longitudinal qualitative prospective dataset to provide a distinct methodological and conceptual contribution to inform implementation and delivery of an assistive technologies intervention for a major NIHR  Health Technology Assessment Programme-funded project (ATTILA).  Assistive technology (AT) and telecare are relatively new ways of delivering care and support to people with social care needs, with a range of devices now claimed to support the independence of people with social care needs, to reduce family care-givers burden, and to reduce costs of community care, or admissions into long term institutional care.  The ATTILA randomised controlled trial will compare outcomes for people with dementia living independently in community settings, who do and do not receive AT/telecare. The studentship will use a qualitative, participative approach to provide thematic and narrative findings from experiences of stakeholder participants (service users, carers and professionals), to evaluate the acceptability and impact of engaging with assistive technologies.  Successful applicants will receive a stipend of £13,590 per annum (2012/13), UK/EU tuition fees and some appropriate training costs. The primary supervisor is Dr Fiona Poland, with Dr Chris Fox (UEA) and Professor Stan Newman (City University).

Further information on the studentship can be found at:  The deadline for applications is 22nd January

Secondment opportunity

The Health and Social Care Information Centre is offering a secondment as a  Zero Based Review Requirements Officer(s). The secondment will run until the end of March 2013. Closing Date 8th October 2012.

Click here for Job Description. Click here for the Expression of Interest Form

To apply:   Expression of Interest forms should be sent to Katharine by the closing date of 8 October 2012.  Please ensure when completing your application form, that you address how you meet all of the essential criteria of the post. Please quote Job Reference: 399

For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Katharine Robbins, Programme Manager, on 0113 254 7047  or e-mail

If you would like to have a discussion with someone who is already on part time secondment to the HSCIC please e-mail:

Hours: Part Time – Up to 0.5 wte (based on 2 -2.5 days per week). You will need to have some flexibility within your current role to participate in duties for the IC, for example to dial into a weekly team meeting at a time all secondees can make.

Level: Local Authorityinformation/performance specialist or equivalent on secondment.

Location:  The postholders would need to be able to travel to The HSCIC in Leeds at least once a fortnight, and may have to travel to one or two meetings elsewhere egLondon. We can be flexible around working arrangements for the other days.  The secondee will be reimbursed for authorised travel and accommodation costs necessarily incurred in the course of undertaking duties for the HSCIC.  Reimbursement will be at HSCIC rates.

Accountability: This position will report to the Programme Manager for Population & Social Care. The post has no line management responsibilities.


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Academic advisor / independent researcher

To the development of the One Team Working Evaluation Framework in Doncaster Click here for full brief Expressions of interest should be emailed to by close of play 3 August 2012.

The role of the external academic advisor / independent researcher to the development of the OTW Evaluation Framework will be to act as a critical friend, provide external challenge, advise on valid and reliable outcome measures and draw in learning from other evaluations nationally.

Commitment Over the 7 months of the project the commitment is expected to be approximately 20 days. The advisor to the evaluation would be expected to:

  • attend key meetings in person inDoncasterbeginning in August 2012 and ending in Feb      2013
  • join other meetings by conference  call
  • provide advice, review documents and return feedback within agreed timescales

Remuneration The remuneration is £350 per full day worked on the OTW Evaluation Framework Project. Reasonable travel expenses will be paid at NHS/LA rates.

This page updated 01/08/2014 Martin Stevens