Thursday, 24 December 2015

PhD Studentship: Intimate partner violence and intimacy: Exploring the intersection of age, gender, and ethnic background

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Doctoral Academy & University Prize Scholarships
Project Details: The experience of intimate partner violence (IPV), especially when long-term, can have a negative impact on the quality of life of the person abused. Such experiences may also affect sexual relationships and intimacy of those who remain in the relationship or move on to develop a relationship with a new partner.
The experience of intimacy and sexual relationships in people who have experienced IPV, who are aged 50 and older, is an area that requires further exploration. The proposed project will explore such experiences in older people from diverse ethnic backgrounds.
The study will be conducted using a qualitative or mixed method approach. Findings of the study will help to develop our understanding of the experiences and perceptions of older people about impact of past IPV exposure. The findings will also have important implications for healthcare practice, helping to tailor age and culturally appropriate services and support.
Entry Requirements
Candidates must have a first or upper second class honours degree or significant research experience.
Supervisor: Sharron Hinchliff and Parveen Ali
Interested candidates should in the first instance contact: Dr Sharron Hinchliff Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 2045 Email:
This scholarship cover Home/EU fees and RCUK stipend for three years. Overseas students may apply but will need to cover the remaining fees from another source.
Proposed start date: October 2016
How to apply
Please complete a University Postgraduate Research Application form and attach at least two references to your application. Please select 'University Scholarships' in the Scholarship section of your application. Please include a research proposal, based on the above project description. Details on how to structure your proposal can be found here:
Please clearly state the prospective main supervisor in the respective box and select ‘Nursing & Midwifery' as the department.
Deadline: 5pm 5th January 2016