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Promoting the Welfare of the Armed Forces Reservist Community

PhD

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / October 2023

Application deadline

3 May 2023

Location

Headington

Course length

Full time: 3 years

More details

Eligibility Home UK/EU applicants with settled or pre-settled status
Bursary p.a equivalent to UKRI national minimum stipend plus fees (current 2022/23 bursary rate is £17,668)
University Fees and Bench fees will be met by the University for the 3 years of the funded Studentship.

This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.

Overview

Previous research found that UK Armed Forces Reservists can feel that they operate at the margins of the military, their families, and their civilian employment. Reservists' families tend to feel more like part of the civilian than military community. Their lower knowledge of and sense of entitlement to expert military support when they experience uniquely military stressors, especially deployment of the Reservist, can leave them underprepared and feeling unsupported.

Public health providers and the non-military communities in which these families are embedded might lack an understanding of their needs and vulnerabilities. Together, this can impact Reservist families' health and wellbeing. 

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Additional details

This project will focus on understanding the lived experiences of Reservist families. It will understand how they and their Reservist negotiate, the combined impact of being between the military and civilian worlds, and identify their needs and priorities. It will co-create effective approaches to advocate for and empower the Reservist community to know about and access support that has potential to promote their welfare.  

There is an additional requirement to undertake up to 6 hours undergraduate teaching/week during semesters and to participate in a teaching skills course without further remuneration.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a first or upper second-class honours degree from a Higher Education Institution in the UK or acceptable equivalent qualification.

English language requirements

EU Applicants must have a valid IELTS Academic test certificate (or equivalent) with an overall minimum score of 7.0 and no score below 6.0 issued in the last 2 years by an approved test centre.

Application process

Please contact hls-applications@brookes.ac.uk for an application form or for any other queries.

Project Contact: Dr Sarah Hennelly (shennelly@brookes.ac.uk)

Director of Studies: Professor Vincent Connelly

Other Supervisors: Dr Sarah Hennelly

Tuition fees

2023 / 24
Research degree fees and project costs
Fees and Bench fees: University fees and bench fees will be met by the University for the 3 years of the funded Studentship.

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2023 / 24
Research degree fees and project costs
Fees and Bench fees: University fees and bench fees will be met by the University for the 3 years of the funded Studentship.

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 483088

financefees@brookes.ac.uk