PhD Studentship

Closing Date: 20240610
Term: Full time

PhD Title: Automated analysis of qualitative data using AI for patient safety

The NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Research Collaborative (PSRC) is inviting applications for a full-time PhD studentship, to start in 2024, as part of its interdisciplinary Safety Intelligence work stream. This research studentship seeks to bring together data science and safety science, with the aim of enhancing patient safety intelligence in healthcare, based upon automated mining of large qualitative datasets generated by staff and patients. The studentship will appeal to candidates from a range of backgrounds with specific interest in application of AI/machine learning methods for automated language analysis of free text (e.g. sentiment analysis; natural language processing using large & small language models, topic modelling, and similar). It may additionally appeal to candidates with a background in qualitative methods who are interested in extending qualitative approaches using quantitative methods.

Dr Jonathan Benn

Prof Alex Gillespie

Prof Carl Macrae

Dr Luke Budworth