Funded PhD opportunity to evaluate technology use to aid frontline social workers
Ulster University have an exciting and funded PhD research opportunity to evaluate the benefits of technology solutions to aid frontline social workers reduce their time on administration.
Following a comprehensive literature review and stakeholder consultation, the successful candidate would be supported to pilot up to three technology-based administration tools.
These might include speech-to-text technologies, voice recording technologies or project/time-management applications. With stakeholder input, one of these technologies would be chosen for a comprehensive evaluation in a randomised controlled trial.
A key outcome of interest would be service user feedback on the quality of relationship they enjoyed with their social worker.
This post will be funded for three years and the closing date for applications is Friday 15th February 2019.
Initial enquiries should be made to Dr Tony McGinn [email protected].
Full project details are available from the Ulster University website at – https://www.ulster.ac.uk/doctoralcollege/find-a-phd/344535
- Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) Degree or equivalent from a UK institution (or overseas award deemed to be equivalent via UK NARIC)
- Research proposal of 2000 words detailing aims, objectives, milestones and methodology of the project
If the University receives a large number of applicants for the project, the following desirable criteria may be applied to shortlist applicants for interview.
- A comprehensive and articulate personal statement
*(The successful candidate will receive a stipend of £14,777 each year for three years. Applicants must have an Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) Degree or equivalent from a UK institution (or overseas award deemed to be equivalent via UK NARIC).
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