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PhD Scholarship Opportunity in UCC

28 Nov 2023
Closing Date: 8th December 2023

Doctoral Project: Effectiveness of enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for self-harm patients with psychiatric and physical disorders.

The School of Public Health and the National Suicide Research Foundation at University College Cork have initiated a new research training programme: Early Identification of Suicide and Self-Harm Risk and Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders: An Interdisciplinary Training, Research and Intervention Programme (MHAINTAIN), funded by the Health Research Board Ireland, led by an interdisciplinary team.


MHAINTAIN is a research training network addressing the need for doctoral training and career paths, to improve early identification and intervention of self-harm and suicide risk. The Vision of this interdisciplinary consortium is to improve capacity building in the assessment of risk of suicide and self-harm and evidence-based interventions across patient focused research, health services research and population health research.

The MHAINTAIN research training programme includes four Doctoral Projects, with five PhD Scholars. MHAINTAIN will offer a representative range of research designs and methodological approaches. The MHAINTAIN Consortium is led by Professor Ella Arensman, two Co-Leads: Professor Eugene Cassidy and Dr Paul Corcoran, and ten Core Partners.

The selected candidate will complete the MHAINTAIN bespoke taught modules together with the SPHeRE training programme. The SPHeRE Network is Ireland’s largest population and health services research network connecting individuals working in research, policy and practice.

The duration of the PhD project will be four years, until September 2027.

The successful candidate will be required to attend the SPHeRE training programme in person, in Dublin.

To find out more, click on the following link MHAINTAIN PhD Scholarship Opportunity

Further Information If you would like to discuss any of this role informally, please contact Professor Ella Arensman 

Closing Date: 8th December 2023

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