In the recent round of applications for PhD funding, our programme of Stroke Rehabilitation Research at the NMAHP Research Unit at Glasgow Caledonian University successfully secured funding to support a full-time PhD research student for a period of three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

Recruitment and retention to stroke rehabilitation trials is a challenge typically characterised by resource-intensive screening rates and the recruitment of relatively small sample sizes, followed by significant dropout rates. Such patterns lead to questions of the adequacy of the sample size and the statistical power to estimate the direction and magnitude of any treatment effect, which might ultimately result in wasted research effort. This methodologically-based studentship will consider screening and recruitment rates and procedures used within previously-conducted stroke rehabilitation trials, which will in turn inform the development and design of future stroke rehabilitation trials. Further details can be found at http://www.gcu.ac.uk/research/postgraduateresearchopportunities/

The studentship provides payment of tuition fees at the UK/EU rate plus an annual stipend of £14,800.

Applicants will normally hold a UK honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent); or a Masters degree in a subject relevant to a healthcare profession or healthcare statistics. Equivalent professional qualifications and any appropriate research experience will be considered. A minimum English language level of IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.0 is required. To apply for a PhD project, please complete the GCU Research Application Form, which can be found here: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/research/phdresearchopportunities/

Please send the completed application form, stating the project title and reference number, with a CV, copies of academic qualifications, references, and any other required documentation to: researchapplications@gcu.ac.uk .

If you require further information about a project, please contact Prof. Marian Brady by email at m.brady@gcu.ac.uk or telephone +44 141 331 8102.

Applicants shortlisted for a PhD will be contacted for an interview.