Research Internship – Sharing Stories Programme Evaluation

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing is pleased to offer an internship for a suitably skilled student or recent graduate.

Sharing Stories Programme Evaluation
Principal Investigator: Alison Ward

The Sharing Stories Programme is delivered by storyteller Miranda Quinney at Peace Hospice Care in Watford. Through a series of workshops, Miranda works with people in palliative care to tell their life stories, which are then recorded as a legacy to leave their families. During her work Miranda has noticed significant benefit to the participants of the workshops and their families. This evaluation will begin the process of evidencing the impact on participants, which will be used to inform the roll out of storytelling across other Hospices.

The evaluation methods will comprise open surveys and interviews with participants, interviews with family members, interviews with Hospice staff and an observation of a Sharing Stories workshop. The intern will be expected to participate in data collection, conduct the transcription of the data, assist in the analysis and contribute significantly to writing the outputs of the project (a final report and a conference presentation).

We are seeking a suitably skilled student with experience of conducting sensitive research using qualitative methods. This internship would suit someone with a background in health psychology, occupational health, mental health, adult nursing, end of life care, or a related discipline. The Intern will be required to travel to Watford for data collection. The internship will be for 15 days in total, starting in mid-May and completing in mid-August 2015. The Intern will be paid at £12.59 per hour.

Expressions of interest for the internships must be emailed to Katie Jones, Manager, by 4pm on Monday 11th May. This should comprise an email outlining your relevant experience, your capacity to deliver within the timescales below, and the name of an academic supervisor who would be willing to provide a short reference on your behalf, with your CV attached. Current PGR students should also include confirmation of your Supervisor’s agreement to you undertaking the project.

Posted on May 5, 2015, in Research Institutes and Centres, School of Health, School of Social Sciences and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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