We are hiring!

An exciting fully funded PhD position has opened up at the Digital Footprints Lab to start in October 2023. The PhD project focuses on the utility of using shopping data to understand female reproductive health. This predominantly quantitative, data intensive project will explore individual level shopping history data combined with survey responses and evaluate its potential and utility in female reproductive health research. In addition to quantitative approaches, the project will also use a small amount of qualitative data to study public attitudes to and acceptability of using shopping data for reproductive health research, as well as engage with general public members to guide research questions and interpretations of the patterns in the data.

The PhD researcher will be part of the Digital Footprints Lab, lead by Dr Anya Skatova as well as affiliated with the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit and based at the Department of Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol. They will work with a supportive supervision team and rich broader research environment of a top-class UK university. In addition, they will have an opportunity to work with The Health Foundation, a leading UK charity focusing on improvement of population health.

We strongly encourage applications from a range of disciplines (e.g., statistics, computer science, life or natural sciences, psychology, social sciences, epidemiology, or other related quantitative disciplines).

The position is supported by a scholarship (at UKRI recommended rate) co-funded by The Health Foundation and The University of Bristol.

The deadline for applications is 18th of August. For any inquiries, please contact primary supervisor, Dr Anya Skatova (anya.skatova@bristol.ac.uk). For more information and how to apply read  here.