If you want your PhD research to make a real difference, then come and join us. The Centre of Resilience for Social Justice tackles disadvantage and brings genuine change to people’s lives around the world.

Our researchers cross the fields of healthcare, sociology, media studies and arts practices. Unusually, the team includes a cross-section of academics, activists, social workers, teachers, experts through experience and service users. Some of us have multiple identities, including many of our research students and we welcome students with complex personal backgrounds and/or who face inequalities themselves. Together we address health, social and ecological inequalities in the UK, Europe and beyond.

Students in our Centre include those doing exciting co-productive/participatory research using a range of methodological approaches. There are lots of opportunities for you to build collaborations with organisations fighting inequalities on the ground, for example with our partner organisation, Boingboing. Transferable skills are also something that we develop. For example, as well as gaining traditional academic expertise in PhD writing, journal publications etc., students get hands-on experience of co-writing policy briefings, blogs etc., all of which are crucial for many future jobs within and beyond academia.

We welcome research student applications in any of the following areas:
• Child and family resilience
• School-based resilience approaches
• Resilience approaches with vulnerable adults
• Role resilience and workforce development
• Systems resilience
• Resilience-based responses to the Coronavirus crisis
• Resilience-focused secondary data analysis of large data sets

For more information about our research centre, visit the Centre of Resilience for Social Justice website.

To discuss opportunities with our Centre Director, email Professor Angie Hart: [email protected]

You can apply online through FindaPhD.com

Funding Notes

This is a call for self-funded PhD students. The PhD opportunities on this programme do not have funding attached. You will need to have your own means of paying fees and living costs and / or seek separate funding from student finance, charities, trusts or programmes such as the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership.