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Ph.D. Studentship in Mental Health and the Law (Department of Psychiatry)

Students in psychology, social sciences, or another relevant academic discipline, with an interest in mental health and the law, and wishing to undertake academic research leading to a Ph.D. Degree, are invited to contact Professor Tony Holland or Dr Isabel Clare regarding this Ph.D. Studentship. The project will form part of an established multi-disciplinary programme of work the Department of Psychiatry has been carrying out to support men and women whose ability to make decisions for themselves (for example, about accepting health care, taking part in research, where to live) may be challenged because of a 'mental disorder', such as learning disability, mental illness, or dementia.

It is anticipated that the project will involve empirical work to identify the way in which, across different European jurisdictions, situations in which adults who are considered unable to take decisions for themselves are addressed. The project, which will be based at Douglas House, may be of particular interest to men and women considering careers in areas relating to health and social care practice or policy. Further information about the Department and the Section is to be found at http://www.psychiatry.cam.ac.uk/.

Interested applicants should have, or expect to gain, a good degree (First or 2:1) and fulfil the other criteria for postgraduate research set out by the Board of Graduate Studies (http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/admissions/). They should be in a position to spend some time in at least one other European country. All expressions of interest should be received by 1 May. It is expected that interviews will take place during May. Full funding will be sought for the successful applicant.

For further details, please contact Dr Isabel Clare, Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist (e-mail ichc2@hermes.cam.ac.uk) or Professor Tony Holland, Health Foundation Professor in Learning Disability (e-mail ajh1008@cam.ac.uk).

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Cambridge University Reporter 10 March 2004
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