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International health research

PGR-RA-132

Expertise of research area
low income communities; nternational Health and Development; Nuffield Centre; population and community; weaknesses in health systems


<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Our research aims to increase understanding of the health needs and how health systems at both a population and community level can be better configured to become more efficient and effective in improving health.

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<p>The Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development conducts high quality research and research-uptake activities to improve population health and health systems in low and middle income and among low income communities residing in high income countries who originated from low and middle income countries</p> <p>Our research aims to increase understanding of the health needs and how health systems at both a population and community level can be better configured to become more efficient and effective in improving health. Also, we develop and test interventions which address weaknesses in health systems and services that have been identified as priorities by policy makers, communities and existing evidence. We also concentrate on improving the relevance and effectiveness of research approaches and methods for use in resource-poor contexts.</p> <p>We use quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods as appropriate to allow us to understand health needs, diagnose how a health system functions (and can be strengthened) at policy, management, facility and community levels.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>To submit an application in this research area please complete an <a href="https://studentservices.leeds.ac.uk/pls/banprod/bwskalog_uol.P_DispLoginNon">online application form</a> and submit this alongside a research proposal, a full academic CV, degree transcripts (or marks so far if still studying) and degree certificates. If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the Faculty&rsquo;s minimum <a href="https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/faculty-graduate-school/doc/entry-requirements-1">English language requirements</a>.</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

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<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> e: <a href="mailto:fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk">fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 8221</p>