Assessing the benefits of learning to fly, for disabled people.
First supervisor: Professor Tim Newton
Second supervisor: Professor Richard Cook
Sponsor: KCL (Self-funded)
Mode of study: Full-time
Project duration:3 years
Eligibility: Home/EU and Overseas
Start date: Open until suitable candidate is found
Application deadline: Open until suitable candidate is found
Reference number: 2022/DOCS/03
Aerobility is a charity which offers those with any disability the opportunity to experience a flight in a small aircraft. For some it is a once in a lifetime experience, for others it can comprise a full course leading to a pilot’s licence. The aim of the charity Is to improve sense of self worth, quality of life and wellbeing of its clients. KCL, through partnership with Aerobillity, is looking to develop an academic assessment of the outcomes for clients, volunteers and the families of those clients. The study will comprise three elements: A pre-post test study of psychological impact of the aerobility experience; an in-depth exploration of the experience through focus group interviews with participants and carers; an exploration through individual interviews of the experience of volunteering for aerobility.
Quantitative methodologies and data analysis
Qualitative methodologies, in particular conduct and analysis of focus groups
Undergraduate Degree in Psychology or similar qualification
Previous research experience in the area of psychology and/or well being assessment
Interest in developing self and research capabilities in a unique arena
Interest in the development and optimisation of the lives of disabled people
To view entry requirements and further general information, see Dental and Health Sciences Research MPhil/PhD prospectus page.
Please apply online at apply.kcl.ac.uk following these steps:
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Enter ‘Dental and Health Sciences Research MPhil/PhD (Full-time)/(Part-time)' under Choose a programme. Please ensure you select the correct mode of study
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Please note: Applicants must include the project reference number (2022/DOCS/03) in the 'Research proposal' and 'Funding (point 5)' sections of the application.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss projects with the first supervisor prior to submitting an application.
Prof Tim Newton
Prof Richard Cook
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