26 April 2016

Human Rights Centre, University of Essex
PhD Studentship on Health and Human Rights

Deadline for application: 31 May 2016 

The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, housed at the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex, is seeking applications for a PhD studentship to undertake research concerned with health and human rights. This studentship includes research into:
• The degree to which interventions such as e-health and m-health can contribute to the practical delivery of health rights;
• Whether or not big data, including Civil Registration and Vital Statistics, can help accountability bodies, such as UN human rights treaty-bodies and national human rights institutions, hold duty-bearers to account in relation to health rights;
• An examination of the evidence, including big data, that human rights contribute to health gains.

The studentship will be under the supervision of Professor Paul Hunt and Dr Linsey McGoey. Professor Sonia Bhalotra will also provide guidance and support. The successful candidate will work with their supervisors and the Work Stream Team to develop their precise PhD project. Funding packages are available, subject to eligibility.

More information about the studentship can be found on the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project website. 

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