|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Fri, 10 May 2013 09:41:15 +0000|
Topic: Comparative assessment of public health impacts of hot and cold weather in the UK and Australia to inform climate change adaptation Applications are invited for a PhD studentship to work on a collaborative research project on climate change and health between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Public Health England (PHE), and the Australian National University (ANU). This PhD position is fully funded for three years (including a tax-free stipend at a current rate of £15,930 per year and university registration fees restricted to UK/EU students) by Public Health England. The successful candidate will register for a PhD degree at LSHTM. The UK currently experiences large annual health burdens from exposure to hot and cold weather. Climate change will likely alter such patterns, but details as to how remain unclear. Furthermore, evidence shows that the resilience of populations to high temperatures is different in other countries with similar socioeconomic characteristics, notably in Australia. This PhD research project will model current and future temperature-related health burdens in the UK and Australia, and will investigate how populations have adapted to living in a warmer climate in Australia. This will provide evidence-based advice for health protection against current and future climate impacts in the UK. The successful applicant will demonstrate an aptitude for both methodological and applied research and ideally some statistical analysis experience. Good written and oral communication skills are a prerequisite. An MSc, or equivalent experience, in epidemiology, biometeorology, statistics, mathematical modelling, public health, environmental health, environmental sciences or a related discipline is required. Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary research environment and a publication record are desirable, as well as a willingness to travel. The student will be trained in environmental and public health, statistical methods, climate data analysis and modelling. LSHTM http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/ is one of the leading schools of public health and tropical medicine in Europe and Britain's national school of public health. It is a postgraduate medical school within the University of London. The position will be hosted at the Department of Social & Environmental Health Research (SEHR), in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy within LSHTM, with periods of time spent at the PHE Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards at Chilton (Oxfordshire), and potentially a visit to the ANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health in Canberra (Australia). SEHR's internationally based research students work on themes as diverse as evaluation of health promotion policies and health impact assessment in complex development projects to qualitative studies of lay understanding of public health risks and methodological projects in environmental epidemiology and statistical modelling. Public Health England https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england is an executive agency of the Department of Health, established formally from April 2013. PHE operates a nationwide, integrated public health service, working with and alongside others to protect and improve the public’s health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities. The studentship is expected to start in September 2013, or as early as possible after this date. Informal enquiries prior to making an application may be addressed to Dr Sotiris Vardoulakis (email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>) or Dr Shakoor Hajat (email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>) To make an application, please send a covering letter stating clearly how you fulfill the requirements of the studentship, your research interests and include a CV, an academic transcript, and the names and email addresses of two academic referees, to email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Closing Date: 31st May 2013, interviews will be held during June. Best regards, Dr Sotiris Vardoulakis Air Pollution & Climate Change Group Leader Centre for Radiation, Chemical & Environmental Hazards Public Health England Chilton, Oxon OX11 0RQ, U.K. Email: email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
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