NEWS - ADR UK funds 20 PhD studentship opportunities focused on quantitative research using linked administrative data

We are delighted that the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership have received funding for 2 PhD studentships including one in ADR Scotland. 

ADR UK have announced 20 PhD studentships to be hosted by supervisors across 13 of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs). These PhD studentships will use ADR UK’s new linked flagship datasets to answer policy-relevant research questions. Students are expected to begin their PhDs in October 2023 and will be funded through an investment of £1.9 million from ADR UK.  

Ranging in topics from education and crime and justice, to the world of work, these new ADR UK-funded PhD studentships will promote the wider use of administrative data for research, leading to better informed policy decisions and more effective public services. In addition, these studentships will also support ESRC DTPs in developing their capacity in priority areas highlighted by the ESRC’s review of the PhD in the social sciences, including data skills and advanced quantitative methods training. 

This investment supports the ADR UK Training and Capacity Building Strategy (2021-2026) to increase the number of researchers able to analyse complex linked administrative datasets. It also complements existing ESRC-funded programmes to grow awareness of and opportunities for using administrative data across the life course of researchers. 

ADR Scotland are delighted that Scotland's ESRC Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) will receive funding for two PhD studentships. The first will be supervised by Dr Jasmin Wertz at the University of Edinburgh using the Growing Up in England (GUIE) Dataset. The second is supervised by SCADR's Professor Susan McVie and Professor Morag Treanor using the Scottish Government's 'Looked After Children Longitudinal Dataset'.

Professor Susan McVie said:

We are delighted that our proposed PhD studentship on care experienced children in Scotland has been selected for funding by ADR UK.  As well as delivering new insights around the outcomes of this vulnerable group within society, it will contribute to important policy work being developed through The Promise by The Scottish Government.

Further details on the PhD using the 'Looked After Children Longitudinal Dataset' will be promoted via the SCADR website from Spring 2023.

For more information on all of ADR UK's 20 PhD Studentships, please read here.

This article was published on 19 Dec 2022

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