Arts and Dementia Care PhD Scholarship

Arts and Dementia Care PhD Scholarship: London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.

Deadline Closed. A partnership award with the Dementia Research Centre, Institute of Neurology, University College London

This deadline has now passed.

The demography of Western Europe and North America is rapidly ageing. The numbers of people closely affected by dementia will soon reach tens of millions (Stephan & Brayne, 2010). There has been growing interest in the care and social conditions in which people live with dementia, including the wider role of the arts.

This PhD award invites innovative proposals for related research study from creative professionals across the sector including: practitioners, producers, curators, choreographers, directors, sociologists and anthropologists. Part-time study is preferred so that this may evolve in sync with the ‘Created Out of Mind’ residency at The Hub at Wellcome Collection.

The PhD research will intersect London College of Fashion’s Visual Arts and Better Living Research agenda. In addition University College London’s Institute of Neurology’s Dementia Research Centre and the recently awarded ‘Created Out of Mind’ residency at The Hub at Wellcome Collection, which supports a multidisciplinary approach toward researching the arts and dementia care, working with neuroscientists, psychologists, gerontologists, carers and care institutions and wide ranging artists and arts organisations.

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London facilities include extensive cross college archives, collections and specialist libraries. LCF hosts two world leading Research Centres; Sustainable Fashion, and Fashion Curation; the Digital Anthropology Lab and eight Research Hubs including the Visual Arts Hub. Research study encompasses practice and theory in design, performance, arts, curation, digital production and communication; film, media and cultural studies; psychology, social science, cosmetic science; sustainable and material practices; creative business and management.

UAL’s research is assessed as being 83% World Leading and International in the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) for Art & Design, History, Practice, Theory; is ranked a top 5 research university in its broader peer group in the UK and first in the Power ranking for Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory category.

General enquiries: regarding specific aims of the Scholarship:

Further information: on research degrees at UAL and an application form please consult the webpages.

Applications for shortlisting: should be submitted by 9am, Tuesday 18 April 2017, (interviews May 2017), via email to UAL:

All candidates must satisfy the University’s minimum doctoral entry criteria of an honours degree and/ or an appropriate Master’s degree or equivalent. An IELTS (academic) overall score of 7.0 (and 7.0 in writing) is essential for candidates for whom English is not their first language.