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14th August 2023
DHI collaborative partner, The Glasgow School of Art, has an exciting Master of Research studentship opportunity focusing on ‘Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Digital Health and Care’.
The Glasgow School of Art has an exciting Master of Research studentship opportunity focusing on ‘Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Digital Health and Care’ and is now inviting proposals with a specific focus on public health and climate change.
To qualify for this studentship, your research proposal should clearly identify an area of innovation where ‘digital’ could contribute towards the vision of an environmentally and socially sustainable, healthy Scotland.
Deadline for Applications: 01 September 2023.
To discuss this opportunity further, please contact: Sneha Raman, email@example.com
In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on prioritising action to address the impact of climate change on public health, both globally and nationally. Arguing for change from systemic to individual levels, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has highlighted the need for building “climate resilient” and “climate smart” health systems, as well as engaging the broader health community, civil society and the public to take collective action1. Recognising that addressing climate change is also “the greatest health opportunity of the 21st century”2, NHS Scotland became the first national health service in the United Kingdom (UK) to commit to becoming a net zero organisation by 2040. The ambition is to create an environmentally and socially sustainable health and care service for the future – one that contributes to a cohesive and resilient society; improves physical, mental and social health and wellbeing; and reduces health inequalities3.
The Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (DHI) is committed to identifying specific opportunities for digitally enabled services and systems to contribute to net zero targets, and finding key priority areas where ‘digital’ can make a meaningful contribution to public health and climate change. For example, potential areas include reducing the need to travel, minimising waste, developing sustainable care pathways, and empowering those delivering and accessing services and support to make sustainable care choices.
This Master of Research (MRes) studentship provides the opportunity to draw on the Innovation School’s growing research and teaching4expertise focusing on individual, collective and ecological health and wellbeing, and established participatory design practices, to design and deliver an independent research project. To qualify for this studentship, your research proposal should clearly identify an area of innovation where ‘digital’ could contribute towards the vision of an environmentally and socially sustainable, healthy Scotland.
Suggested research questions include (but are not limited to):