Funded Bursary for a Trainee on the Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology at Staffordshire University

The Department of Psychology & Centre for Health Psychology at Staffordshire University are delighted to announce a second funded student bursary for Staffordshire’s highly successful Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology Programme.

The bursary has been provided by Stoke City Council and is worth £16K per annum for two years. The trainee will be working within the Safe and Healthy Communities Team, and will be providing academic support into two areas of work: healthy urban planning and public mental wellbeing. The successful applicant will join a team working with Dr. Daniel Masterson, a graduate from Staffordshire University’s Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology, and a registered Health Psychologist, who is currently working at Stoke City Council as a Senior Researcher.


Dr Rachel Povey

Dr Rachel Povey, Co-Director of the Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology said: We are very excited about this new bursary. This bursary will not only result in strengthening our existing partnership with Stoke-on-Trent City Council and but will also provide an exciting opportunity for a health psychology trainee to gain their competences in an applied environment.”

How to Apply: Further details about the bursary and the application process are available here (click here). Please note that the closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Thursday 14th July 2016.

For further information about this exciting opportunity please contact Dr Rachel Povey (

The Home of Health Psychology – Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University’s Centre for Health Psychology is a Psy1centre of excellence for teaching and research in Health Psychology, and is home to Staffordshire’s BPS Accredited Stage 1 MSc in Health Psychology and BPS Accredited Stage 2 Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology. The Centre for Health Psychology is part of the School of Psychology, Sport and Exercise, one of the leading research-active academic schools for Psychology and Sport degrees situated in the heart of England.

For further information about Health Psychology courses and research at Staffordshire University please visit the following webpages: