The University of Edinburgh -

ESRC Collaborative Studentship


Examination of the practice skills for addressing sexual offending through groupwork:

Applications are being sought for a 1+3 Collaborative PhD Studentship beginning on 15 September 2014 funded by the Economic and Social Research Council through the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science.


This project involves an exciting collaboration between the University of Edinburgh, the City of Edinburgh Council and Scotland’s Risk Management Authority, to explore criminal justice practices in action. The candidate will conduct research on a new groupwork programme for addressing sexual offending, entitled "Moving Forward: Making Changes" 


The student will focus on analysing video recordings of the groupwork sessions, paying close attention to the nature of the interactions and their consequences for behaviour change, drawing on discourse analysis and conversation analysis. 


For more information, contact the Universtiy of Edinburgh:

Deadline for applications: 20 June 2014