Innovative approaches to understanding the wider determinants of health and wellbeing using record linkage and mixed methods to exploit the full potential of population cohorts in Yorkshire & Humber
Awarded as part of the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Yorkshire and Humber (NIHR CLAHRC YH)
We invite applications to this White Rose Studentship Network, which uniquely brings together five university partners (Sheffield, Leeds, York, Sheffield Hallam and Bradford), with the Bradford Institute for Health Research (BIHR), in a network of five doctoral studentships with cross-university co-supervision.
The network builds on two major established cohorts in relatively deprived Yorkshire populations: the Born in Bradford family cohort study (BiB), which is linked to the Healthy Children, Healthy Families Theme in the CLAHRC for Yorkshire & Humber (2014-18), and the South Yorkshire Cohort (SYC) which is linked to several themes, including Public Health & Inequalities.
Traditionally, population-based cohort studies largely undertake the analysis of incident outcomes (and changes in outcomes) measured in follow-up waves of data collection, in relation to potential explanatory variables collected at baseline. The studentships within this network will use innovative record linkage of cohort participants to a wide range of routine data sources to quantitatively analyse a wider range of social and contextual explanatory factors and relevant outcomes, and in-depth qualitative and narrative techniques will be used to explore these further.
Each student will be registered in a home department, and follow a programme in accordance with each university’s requirements, but will also join in network-wide meetings, events and opportunities.
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