Applied Health Psychology: Fully Funded Kidney Wales and Swansea University PhD Scholarship: Developing psychosocial interventions for young people living with Chronic Kidney Disease

  • Phd
  • Full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend
  • 31 July 2018

This scholarship is funded by Kidney Wales and Swansea University's College of Human and Health Sciences.
Subject areas: Applied Health Psychology - Chronic Condition Management
This PhD project will explore contemporary empirical approaches to encouraging positive self-management behaviours for young people living with Chronic Kidney Disease. Research has shown that managing kidney disease is extremely demanding and on occasion it can result in tragic consequences for patients. This is more so when the individual has poor mental health and a negative perception of their condition and themselves. Building on work undertaken by Kidney Wales as part of their “Can Do Mind” mission, this project will be designed in partnership with young people living with Chronic Kidney Disease, to better understand the challenges they face and develop appropriate psychosocial interventions to enhance key factors in self-management which will include areas such as adaptive coping behaviours and developing resilience to support physical and psychosocial wellbeing. It is likely that this project will involve an iterative approach and involve a mixture of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
It is anticipated that interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on Thursday, 23 August 2018.


Candidates would normally have, or be studying for, a master’s degree in psychology, health sciences, social care, nursing or allied health. However candidates without a master’s degree but with a first class honours degree will be considered.
Experience in working with young adults with Chronic Health Conditions will be an advantage but not essential. 
We would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements to be met by point of application. For details on the University’s English Language entry requirements, please visit –
Due to funding restrictions, this scholarship is open to UK/EU candidates only.


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The scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend of ÂŁ14,777. There will be additional funds for other expenses.


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