DPhil Socio-Legal Studies: ‘Use and governance of data for research’


Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies

This studentship is one of two that are being funded by the Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC) as part of the Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN). The Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX) at the University of Oxford carries out the legal research for the ADRN.

Under the supervision of Professor Jane Kaye, the successful candidate will investigate citizens’ expectations of the use of data for research, and analyse the current legal framework to evaluate how well expectations are considered and incorporated in law. This studentship will contribute to the Administrative Data Services’ fourth objective, ‘A central point of expertise for advice and guidance for ADRCs on issues related to data access’, by analysing the evolving legal framework for data sharing. They will also be a student on the Doctoral Training Programme in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and a member of St Cross College.

This studentship provides funding for either 1) a three year doctorate or 2) a one year research Masters followed by a three year doctorate (1+3).

You will need to apply online for both the programme and this studentship. To access the University online graduate application form and application guide, please go to: www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/apply.

On the application form, in the section headed ‘Departmental Studentship Applications’, you must indicate that you are applying for a studentship and enter the reference code: RD_LS1B DPhil Socio-Legal Studies: ‘Use and governance of data for research’.

All applications must be received by 12noon BST on Friday 17th June 2016.

Interviews will be held by web-conferencing the following week.