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Thursday, December 13, 2012

European Research Council PhD Studentships

University College London -Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

Ref: 1297732

Duration of Studentship 3 years

Stipend £18,746 per annum plus UK/EU fees of £4,200 per year

Vacancy Information Applications are invited for two fully-funded three-year PhD studentships for suitably qualified students to conduct research into the health consequences of alcohol consumption across the life-course using data from existing longitudinal observational cohort studies.
The epidemiology of alcohol use and alcohol-related consequences plays a vital role by monitoring populations’ alcohol consumption patterns and acute and chronic problems associated with drinking. Such studies aid efforts to explain relationships between these variables by investigating mechanisms linking alcohol consumption to harm and ultimately to reduce the health burden associated with drinking. Research on the health impact of alcohol consumption needs to take consideration of changes in drinking behaviour over the life-course. The current evidence base lacks the consideration of the complexity of lifetime consumption patterns, the major predictors of change in drinking and the subsequent health risks.

The scope of the research to be undertaken is broad, and thus there is flexibility to adapt the PhD project to the skills, experience, and interests of the successful candidates.  > > > >   Read More