NetwellCASALA are recruiting for a fully funded PhD, with a stipend of €16,000 per annum, plus fees and a contribution to direct research project costs. The duration of this studentship is 3 years. Please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter to [email protected] no later than 4 pm on Thursday April 9th 2020. Please use “Landscape PhD application <LPhD15>” in the subject title. Further information on the application process can be found here.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview. Please note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, it is envisioned that all interviews will be conducted remotely via phone or video conferencing. Informal inquiries should be sent to the Project Supervisor, Dr. Lucia Carragher at [email protected]
Title of study: Non-Pharmacological treatment: An exploration of the effects of human-robot interactions
The overall aim of this study is to increase levels of engagement of people with dementia to positively impact quality of life and wellbeing. It will explore how people living with dementia in long-term care interact with a companion robot and the affective, behavioural, and physiological outcomes of robot therapy compared to usual care.