Application closes: January 2023

South Coast DTP is funding students undertaking Masters + PhD programmes (1+3 funding) and stand-alone PhD programmes (+3 funding)

This project, which focuses on memory, culture, and interviewing in the asylum context, has been selected by the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership as part of a Special Call (in addition to the Open Call). 

In addition to covering the cost of programme fees, those in receipt of a South Coast DTP studentship award will also receive an annual maintenance grant of £17,668  (2022/23 UKRI rate).  South Coast DTP PhD students will also have access to additional funding for things such as carrying out fieldwork, purchasing essential equipment and attending relevant conferences.

Memory, Reporting, and Culture: Improving interviewing practice in asylum contexts (EDI_2324_22)

Supervisors: Lorraine Hope, Tanja Veldhuizen

The pursuit of justice, fairness, and equality increasingly relies on productive interactions between interviewees and interviewers from diverse cultural backgrounds. This is particularly important in the asylum context where decisions concerning immigration status often rely heavily on the outcomes of interviews between officials and those seeking to credibly describe challenging experiences. However, cultural factors likely impact on both memory reports and communication style in interviewing contexts. Taking a multi-methods inclusionary approach that embeds an understanding of cultural diversity and expression, this research programme will develop enhanced interviewing practice that facilitates the reporting of detailed and accurate accounts in asylum contexts.

Interested potential applicants can read more here:

Potential applicants should contact Lorraine Hope directly in the first instance [[email protected]]

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