How do UK Salvation Army homelessness services utilise greenspace programmes for people experiencing homelessness and substance use challenges, and how might these be expanded?
The Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research (SACASR) at the University of Stirling are offering a fully funded PhD studentship opportunity. This interdisciplinary studentship will explore how UK-based Salvation Army services for people experiencing homelessness and substance use challenges currently utilise greenspace as part of their holistic and person-centred support, and how this might be expanded in line with a growing evidence base of therapeutic benefits. The PhD supervisory team will be Dr Hannah Carver, Professor Tessa Parkes and Dr Wendy Masterton. The successful candidate will have:
- A 1st or 2.1 degree in a relevant subject;
- A Masters level degree, ideally with a strong research component;
- Experience of working with people who experience homelessness, or have substance use and/or mental health challenges;
- Interest/expertise in the research topic;
- Excellent team working skills
Deadline for applications is 5pm on 19th May 2023. Access full information on the project and application components here.
British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants
The British Academy/ Leverhulme Small Research Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. These awards, up to £10,000 in value and tenable for up to 24 months, are provided to cover the cost of the expenses arising from a defined research project. Awards are open to postdoctoral researchers and will require approval from their employer. Funds are available to:
- Facilitate initial project planning and development;
- Support the direct costs of research;
- Enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars
The deadline for applications is 31st May 2023. More information and submission details are available here.
NHS Scotland: National Clinical Advisors
Recruitment is now open for National Clinical Advisors to support the successful projects in the Reducing Drug Deaths Innovation Competition. The role National Clinical Advisors will provide includes clinical insight and advice into projects, liaising with project teams and providing a clinical perspective to awarded projects throughout their lifespan, which may include academic and industry partners. The competition is UK-wide and the post holder will be expected to support projects across the UK.
Applications are sought from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds with substantive experience of substance use, alcohol and drug, and addiction services, including Allied Health Professionals, Pharmacists, Consultants, third sector, and those from acute services, community and primary care. To apply please visit: Job Detail – National Clinical Advisor (x3) for Reducing Drug Deaths Open Innovation Challenge. Deadline for applications is 12th May.