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We are recruiting to a funded PhD studentship on Digital technologies for Adolescent Wellbeing in the UCL Interaction Centre – see below. Please can you circulate the advert below to your networks and/or anyone else who may be interested. Thank you!



Funded PhD studentship on Digital technologies for Adolescent Wellbeing



Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC, https://uclic.ucl.ac.uk/), funded from the EPSRC for up to 4 years from October 2018. Please be aware that the full EPSRC funding covers tuition fees at the UK/EU level, and a stipend for UK/EU candidates who have (a) settled status in the UK, with no restrictions on how long they can stay and (b) been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the studentship (for education purposes is fine). For more information: epsrc.ac.uk/skills/studentships/help/eligibility<http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/studentships/help/eligibility/>.

The aim of this PhD project is to investigate how digital technologies can be harnessed to promote resilience and wellbeing in teens/ adolescents including addressing issues of identity (self-identity, gender-identity, …), body image, and sexuality. Please see more information on ways in which the PhD project could explore these issues in the extended advert<https://uclic.ucl.ac.uk/news-events-seminars/funded-phd-studentship-available> on the on the UCLIC website<https://uclic.ucl.ac.uk/>. The aim will be to move away from the adult-led perspective of adolescents’ and teenagers’ attitudes to technology use, towards what adolescents want and find useful.


Person Specification

Applicants should possess a strong bachelor’s degree (1st or 2:1) or Master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction or a related discipline.

Candidates must have a clear interest in human-computer interaction and the design, implementation, and evaluation of novel technologies. Experience with physical computing toolkits (e.g., Arduino) is desirable. Ideally, candidates will have experience in qualitative methods as well as strong programming and implementation skills, but candidates with one of these skills will be considered. Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills.



Application Procedure

Applications should submit their applications through the online UCL Select system<https://evision.ucl.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_ipp_app&code1=RRDPLSSUIC01&code2=0023> (routecode RRDPLSSUIC01) by 5pm Mon 9 July 2018 - applications must include:

  1.  A personal statement and research proposal describing the preferred research question, a summary of some relevant literature, and an outline of the type of research to be conducted (including ideas about which methods would be appropriate).
  2.  Examples of academic writing and outputs from past work (e.g. a dissertation or assignment)
  3.  Academic transcripts
  4.  A CV

Please note that the applicants must input details of at least 2 referees into the system – the system then automatically sends reference requests to the referees. Applicants must ensure that their referees have uploaded their comments by the closing date.

Interviews with short-listed applicants will begin around 16th July 2018.



If you wish to discuss the post informally or if you have any questions about the position, please contact Aneesha Singh ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) . Queries about the application process can be made to Louise Gaynor<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.



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