Feasibility of consumer-grade wearable devices for novel climate change and health research in the South East Asia Community Observatory, Malaysia

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Klinik / Institut / Zentrum Infektiologie - Institute of Global Health
Doktorvater / -mutter PD. Dr. Peter Dambach
Ansprechpartner Dr. Sandra Barteit
Kontakt (E-Mail-Adresse) barteit@uni-heidelberg.de

Beschreibung der Arbeit

Art der Arbeit
  • experimentell
  • theoretisch
Thema der Promotion Feasibility of consumer-grade wearable devices for novel climate change and health research in the South East Asia Community Observatory, Malaysia
Voraussichtliche Dauer (in Monaten) 18-24
davon in Vollzeit (in Monaten) 12
Startzeitpunkt sofort
Methoden

The student is expected to conduct a scoping/systematic review on how novel technological measurements are and have been used for climate change and health research in Asian contexts. Following the scoping/systematic review, a feasibility study is conducted in the South East Asia Community Observatory, Malaysia, to evaluate (i) the feasibility of using consumer-grade wearable devices for health and in particular for climate change and health research (i.e.e expressed as extreme weather events, such as heat waves), (ii) the acceptance of such wearable devices within a multi-ethnic context. The feasibility study will follow a mixed-methods study design.

Zielsetzung

The study will contribute to improving best practises and pathways for climate change and health research in the context of the South East Asia Community Observatory. Working on this topic, doctoral students will therefore contribute to the methodological advancement of climate change and health research in Malaysia and gain important insights on novel technological measurements and their usefulness for climate change and health research.

Rahmenbedingungen

Strukturierte Betreuung

- Regular online meetings with a postdoctoral research fellow and wearable research group - during the semester: weekly doctoral seminars (update on progress on doctoral work, exchange with other doctoral students) - monthly journal club - participation in HIGH short courses possible (with ECTS points) - regular project meetings (online)

Anforderungen

- we require the doctoral student to work on the doctorate project full time for at least 12months, better 18months - fluent in English - experience in Global Health

Finanzielle Unterstützung

- HiWi job throughout the full-time period of 85h/month - application for the structured doctoral program at HIGH Graduate School is encouraged (in case of successful student application: 1000Euro/month stipend for 12 months) - field study travels to Malaysia are covered as part of this doctorate

Autorenschaft

We aim to publish results in leading scientific journals and students will have the opportunity to take first authorship, and is encouraged to participate in other publications as co-author.

Anmerkungen

- travels to Malaysia to conduct field study (pending COVID-19 restrictions) - the doctoral student will be a full team member and takes on project management tasks as well

Flyer

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