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Support a pioneering longitudinal qualitative study into experiences of disability

Scope is a disability equality charity which provides practical advice and emotional support through their helpline, online community, a range of employment services, community engagement programmes, and more. Their mission is to achieve everyday equality for disabled people.

Scope's project Our Lives, Our Journey is a pioneering longitudinal qualitative research study, following the lives of over 80 disabled people. The study will focus on four cohorts of participants: parents of disabled children; young disabled people (aged 16-21); disabled people with a recently acquired impairment; disabled people recently gaining employment. Data collection, in the form of detailed semi-structured interviews, will be conducted on an annual basis over 5 years.

An AHP student on placement with Scope would provide support with developing ideas and research materials for year three of the project, and advise on further analysis, recruitment drives to combat attrition, and research avenues for the longitudinal study.

Competencies you can develop on this placement:

  • Communicating public health information
  • Relationship-building and collaborative working
  • Understanding of relevant legislation, policies and safe practice
  • Researching the publics' health
  • Evaluating and quality assuring public health initiatives
  • Planning public health initiatives
  • Delivering public health initiatives