HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

PhD Studentship in Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS)

iMAGE OF Regent Court - ScHARR
Regent Court - ScHARR
PhD Studentship in Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS) in conjunction with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Proposed start date: 1st January 2019 (latest) 
Project details: 
We are offering a fully-funded, full-time, three year PhD studentship in Health Economics. The position is jointly funded by NICE and the University of Sheffield. We will provide the successful student with the opportunity to study in an area of direct relevance to NICE policy. You will be based in the section of Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS) which is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We welcome applications to undertake methods research in the following areas: the design and assessment of risk-sharing schemes in Health Technology Assessment, the value of data sharing from clinical trials and observational studies, methods for examining the relationships between outcome measures used in the assessment of health technologies. 
Image of Professor Allan Wailoo
Professor Allan Wailoo
You will be supervised by Professor Allan Wailoo in conjunction with others from ScHARR. The supervisory team will be selected to reflect the research interests and expertise necessary, according to the chosen PhD topic. 

Staff from NICE will also be part of the supervisory team, helping to ensure that the research addresses issues of relevance to the Institute. You will be given the opportunity to spend time at NICE to gain insights into the way the Institute operates and to disseminate your research work with other staff at the Institute and its partners. 

About ScHARR: 
With over 300 multidisciplinary staff, and 450 postgraduate students from more than 50 countries around the world, it is the focus for a large, diverse and internationally recognised programme of health services and public health research, knowledge transfer and research led teaching. Its research informs, at both patient and population levels, the way in which health care should be delivered. It studies and evaluates health, healthcare, health services and health policy from the broadest possible range of clinical, economic and social perspectives. 
In the recent assessment for the quality of research in the UK (REF2014), ScHARR was ranked in the top six universities for the volume of world leading research being conducted here. 
For more information about ScHARR visit: http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/ 

Entry Requirements: 
Candidates must have a first or upper second class honours degree, and a Merit at masters or significant, relevant work or research experience. 

How to apply: 
Please complete a University Postgraduate Research Application form available here: http://www.shef.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/apply 

Please clearly state the title of the studentship and the prospective main supervisor (Professor Allan Wailoo), and select ScHARR as the department. 

You will also need to include: 
• an outline of your proposed PhD study, in line with the research themes described above, of approximately 3 pages of A4. 
• a covering letter explaining why you wish to apply for this studentship. 
• a copy of your CV. 

Funding Notes:
The studentship will include tuition fees at the home/EU student rate (applications from elsewhere are welcome but would need to self-fund the difference in fees) plus an annual maintenance grant (at the Research Council Doctoral Stipend rate which is currently £14,777 for the year 2018/19). In addition there is an annual Research Training Support Grant of £750 to cover other expenses such as conference attendance, training courses, equipment and books.