Future Roots and Bournemouth University are teaming up to offer an exciting PhD studentship to develop important research into the benefits of care farming for two different generations of people.
The aim of the PhD project is to explore the outcomes of our care farming projects on both the younger and older people who we work with on the farm. The measures are likely to focus on several factors, explored in a series of longitudinal studies: behaviour and emotion; physical activity; social isolation and interaction; mental health and quality of life. Comparisons will also be undertaken against other intervention strategies in these groups (perhaps across similar and alternative projects nationwide). The project is likely to use mixed methods of analyses.
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who can demonstrate the passion and desire to work on this challenging, but rewarding, project. You need to have a first degree (at least 2i) in psychology, social science, or a medically-related subject. You will also hold a postgraduate degree, although relevant work experience will be considered. The post may be of interest to someone who can show commitment to resolving difficulties in younger people, addressing mental health across the lifespan, or to tackling dementia. Experience with rural health and wellbeing may also be useful. You must have transport.
Full details of the opportunity can be found here.