2 de marzo de 2018

Fully-funded Collaborative PhD Studentship

DEADLINE FRIDAY 9 MARCH

Culture Institute PhD Studentship in History of Medicine and Technology

University of Leeds and Thackray Medical Museum

"The ‘Oxford Knee’: From Local Collaborations to Global Surgical Dominance, 1966-present"

Drawing on extensive archives at the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds, the student will explore and explain how a chance collaboration between medicine and engineering led to a device which dominates global markets. Drawing on oral histories with practitioners and patients, correspondence, medical literature, newspapers and company records, the project will provide the first complete history of the Oxford Knee, helping us to understand how medical innovations become “successful” and the social impact of changing practices in orthopaedics.


Funding and Support
Home-EU fees will be paid as part of the scholarship along with a maintenance grant at the same level as UK Research Councils (in the first year, at least £14,553). The project start date will be 1 October 2018, and the successful applicant will be able to undertake study on a full- or part-time basis.

How to Apply
To make an application, please submit the following:

• Curriculum vitae (no more than 2 sides of A4)
• Sample of writing (3,000 words max)
• Names and contact details of two academic referees
• A covering letter including a 500-word research proposal on the above project


For further details, or to informally discuss the studentship, contact lead supervisor Dr James Stark. Please send applications to J.F.Stark@leeds.ac.uk by 9 March 2018. Interviews will be held in late March/early April.