Resilience Forum

Resilient young parents
Tuesday 21 Feb - FREE
1.15pm – 3.00pm
D222 Checkland, Falmer
University of Brighton


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PhD in resilience research

Do you fancy applying to undertake a PhD in resilience? If so, we have a few routes available. First, Professor Angie Hart, School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton, and Boingboing social enterprise, and Nick Gant, School of Art, Design and Media, University of Brighton, are looking for a person interested in making an application for a funded studentship to the Design Start pool to undertake a PhD in the area of resilience.

If you or someone you know might be interested in looking at how co-designing resilience tools could support the resilience of young people with complex needs, please get in touch. You would need to have a great theoretical and practice-based research background (to Masters level, MA or MRes ideally) and the time to put together a full proposal for the application process. The studentship would be based in Brighton, but there are opportunities to do research in the North of England.

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Secondly, other ideas for PhDs that are really hot on working with the Boingboing resilience approach are also encouraged from prospective students with excellent academic backgrounds (to Master's level). There are some other funding routes available to support these potentially, but the proposals would have to be really impressive. Please send your detailed draft proposal ideas to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the end of November, clearly showing how what you are proposing fits in with the Boingboing approach. Please don't send general proposals that vaguely relate to what we are doing as we won't be able to respond to them. Sorry, but we just don't have the time for that.

Thirdly, if you are thinking of doing a self-funded PhD with us on resilience, either part-time or full-time, please do get in touch. Again though, we would need a well-thought through proposal from you and you'd need to have a good academic background as well as loads of energy to dedicate yourself to a PhD. For really outstanding proposals that fit with what we are doing there are other funding routes available too. 

If we haven't put you off, please get in touch. We offer a great environment within which to study for a PhD. There is lots of support for you and we have an incredible group of postgraduate students already working on developing the Boingboing resilience approach, as well as previous successful PhD students doing great postdoctoral research or practice with us. One of our current second year PhD students, Josie Maitland, says, "If you feel that you've got an original contribution to make to the world of applied resilience research, you couldn't find a more exciting and supportive network of researchers to join".

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