PhD Studentship in the Centre for Equalities in Uniformed Public Services

Anglia Ruskin University
June 16, 2024
Offerd Salary:£18,622
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Job Category

Teaching, Research & Scholarship

Vacancy Type

Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Duration

3 years

Employment Type

Full time

Salary Other

£18,622 per year tax-free stipend (2023-24 rate)



Faculty/Prof Service

Faculty of Health, Medicine & Social Care

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Closing Date


About ARU:

ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. ARU holds a Gold award for the quality of its education, awarded through the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

ARU's research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK's Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world leading. We are the largest provider of Nursing, Midwifery, Health and Social Care students in the East of England, and we are also among the UK's leading universities for degree apprenticeship provision, working with hundreds of employers across the UK.

About the Project:

Applications are invited for a fully funded studentship starting in September 2024, based in Chelmsford at ARU's Centre for Equalities in Uniformed Public Services.

In 2024 ARU received a significant investment from UKRI/Expanding Excellence in England (E3) Fund to establish a new Centre for Equalities in Uniformed Public Services (CEqUPS). The Centre draws together expertise in two of ARU's highest performing research institutes, the Veterans and Families Institute (VFI) and Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER). Both VFI (April 2014) and PIER (June 2016) were established through strategic investments by ARU in response to a need for applied research to inform and improve the health and wellbeing of veterans, service personnel and their families, and to underpin developments in policing and crime. CEqUPS will work directly with uniformed public service organisations to improve public services cultures – and remove barriers to equality, diversity and inclusion – through excellent underpinning research and collaboration.

We encourage applicants to think broadly and creatively when preparing applications. You may, for example, draw on the need for change in equality, diversity and inclusion studies. Consider gaps between policy and practice, define the action knowledge required to improve the uniformed public services.

We seek applications from an ambitious, highly motivated qualitative/quantitative/mixed methods researchers to design, execute and complete an innovative fully funded PhD research project that will have real world impact. This PhD is particularly suited to candidates with strong links to the uniformed public services in the East of England.

This is a unique opportunity to help shape the future of research agenda of CEqUPS, working with regional and national partners to deliver impactful research and innovation whilst at the same time developing your own career.

This PhD will be supervised by CEqUPS in collaboration with PIER and VFI. To discuss a research project, please contact: Prof. Matt Fossey [email protected]

Who are we looking for?

You should have a 2:1 Bachelor's Degree and a Master's degree (or recognised International equivalent) in a relevant subject.

You'll need to be prepared to study on a full-time basis, attending at our Chelmsford campus, starting in September 2024. You would be expected to live a reasonable travel distance from the campus during the PhD.

How do you apply?

Applications must be submitted through our online application portal on our website: https: //

You will also the following documents available electronically to upload them to the application portal (we can accept files in pdf, jpeg or Word format):

1. Certificates and transcripts from your Bachelor and Master's degrees

2. Your research outline detailing the project you wish to undertake. Please refer to the guidance on the application form for what this should include.

3. Your personal statement outlining your suitability to this PhD studentship.

4. Passport and visa, or EU Settlement Scheme share code (if applicable)

5. Curriculum Vitae

We will review all applications after the submission deadline of 16th June. Interviews are expected to take place 5th July.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.

We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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