Survey of foster care agencies to establish training provision across Wales (MRes Scholarship)

Survey of foster care agencies to establish training provision across Wales

Bangor University School of Psychology

Project ID: BUK2158
Annual Stipend: £11,470
Application Deadline: Monday 21st May 2018.

We are seeking a well-qualified psychology or education graduate with a 1st or good 2.1 to take up a KESS 2 funded taught Masters in Research studentship as soon as possible.

The Project

In addition to completing taught modules the successful applicant will undertake a survey of independent and local authority foster care agencies in Wales. Questions to be addressed are:

What training is offered to foster carers and on what basis, at what point and with what goals and whether this differs between local authority and independent agencies and for different categories of carers.

The project will utilise a quantitative survey and additional open ended question analysed using qualitative methods.

Project Supervisors

The project is supported by the Children’s Early Intervention Trust charity and the charity supervisor will be Nia Hall (Trustee).

Supervision will be provided by Professor Judy Hutchings, Centre for Evidence Based Early intervention, School of Psychology and Dr Marguerite Hoerger, School of Education.


How to apply :

Send a covering letter and CV to Prof. Judy Hutchings  ( ) and Dr Marguerite Hoerger ( cc to Dr. Penny Dowdney ( by 5pm, Monday 21st May 2018.

Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS 2) is a pan-Wales higher level skills initiative led by Bangor University on behalf of the HE sector in Wales. It is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys.

Due to ESF funding, eligibility restrictions apply to this scholarship. To be eligible, the successful candidate will need to be resident in the Convergence Area of Wales on University registration, and must have the right to work in the region on qualification.