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Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD) The Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD) is a multi- disciplinary centre for postgraduate education and research addressing contemporary health and development in low- and middle-income countries. Our research clusters are focused on work on health systems, particularly in fragile settings, and studies on the themes of psychosocial wellbeing, protection and integration. Health Systems Cluster – Since 2011, our team has been significantly involved with the UK Department for International Development-funded ReBUILD Consortium (https://rebuildconsortium. com/), which produces research for stronger health systems during and after crisis. QMU provides technical co- direction to ReBUILD and is currently leading research on performance-based financing, as well as demographic and distributional impact of conflicts and implications for health systems. Research is being carried out in Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zimbabwe and since 2017 also in Timor Leste, Liberia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Central African Republic. Our team is also leading the National Institute for Health Research’s Research Unit on Health in situations of Fragility (RUHF), which focuses on research analysing the challenges of delivering health services and promoting health in fragile situations, with specific attention to the increasing burden of non-communicable diseases and mental ill-health in West Africa (Sierra Leone), the Middle East (Lebanon) and El Salvador. Other current health systems work is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the National Institutes of Health. Our work addresses issues ranging from NCDs and mental health in fragile settings, results-based financing for TB care in Georgia, to analyses of systems resilience in the Middle East and transmission of drug-resistant TB in South Africa. Psychosocial, Integration and Protection Cluster - the focus of work in the area of psychosocial wellbeing, protection and integration is marked by strong engagement with a broad range of governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental actors. With funding from Terres des Hommes, Freedom from Torture and World Vision International, our projects look at mental health and psychosocial wellbeing for youth in both migration and humanitarian contexts in Romania and Jordan, faith leaders as child protection advocates in Senegal, Uganda and Guatemala, and how social connections can help improve recovery from complex trauma here in the UK. We welcome applications for full or part-time doctoral study in these areas, particularly from students who have recent or ongoing employment with ministries of health, inter-governmental or non-governmental organisations. Contact: Professor Alastair Ager (aager@ qmu.ac.uk) Clinical Audiology, Speech and Language Research Centre The Centre structures its work under three themes. • The sounds of words - this phonetic theme examines the consonants and vowels of speech in fine detail: how they are acquired by children, how their pronunciation is affected by speech disorders, how they are heard and perceived, and how they are formed into words and altered by context, all in the context of cross-linguistic and sociolinguistic variation, and with a view to clinical impact. • Communication & discourse - \›[Z\X[YH^[Z[\[XYH[[]ܛ\ [YۙY[ܚ][H[[[]ܘ[[X]X[[X\^]KH\ۈ›[XYH\\Z]Y[^\Y [ۈ[][X][ۈ[[][ۈ\H[Y[YHX[ \X[[XX[Xܜˈ\[\X]YH\[Y[YHB[\ܝ[HوYX]H[][X][ۂ[X[]][X[\[ۈ[[[x&\X\YX][ۋܚ˜[\X\˂¸([ݘ][ۈ[XXH HH\و\[YH\HY[[Y[وXXB[XH[Hٙ\[ۜ˜\X]Y]H]\[ۈوYX[X\[Y[N\XX[B]Y[KYX[[XYB\\K[]\Yۈ[XYB[\][ˈH[Z[H][[\[Z[]H[\\\™܈][ۘ[Y\YX][ۈ[܂\X\Xܘ]ܚY\Y\[BYYوH[Hو^\[\\˜[ZZ\˂۝Xٙ\܈[HؘYBؘYP[]KX˝ZBSԑHS΂˜[]KX˝ZYKZ\KœܘYX]K\\X\ \YK