School of Primary Care Research PhD Studentship
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) welcomes expression of interest from postgraduates with an excellent track record to apply to the School for Primary Care Research PhD Studentships in Primary Care 2022.
The Studentships offer traditional project-specific training in areas of particular importance to primary care and are awarded to applicants from diverse academic backgrounds including e.g., medical statistics, social sciences, health economics, and health psychology.
- You must meet University requirements including a first or upper second-class honours degree in a subject relevant to academic primary care, or a postgraduate degree from a UK University. Overseas qualifications of an equivalent standard will be considered.
- You are expected to complete a PhD/DPhil relevant to some aspect of primary or community care during the award period.
- Part-time study may be an option, and should be discussed with your prospective supervisor.
- Students with overseas status are welcome to apply, and are eligible for the standard studentship, but are advised of higher overseas university fees and will need to fund the remainder of these fees (above the home fees award).
- Be available to take up the award in October 2022 (other arrangements may be possible on a case-by-case basis).
- PhD Studentship awards include home student fees and an annual tax-free stipend of £17,631 including London weighting, and up to £6000 research and training costs.
- There is one PhD Studentship award available for research at QMUL each year of the current School of Primary Care Research (2021 – 2025)
We welcome Expression of Interest within the following research areas:
- Health data science, geospatial linkage, maternal health and child health/obesity immunisation. Contact: Prof Carol Dezateux or Prof Trevor Sheldon
- Chronic respiratory conditions, in particular Asthma and COPD. Contact: Prof Chris Griffiths or Prof Stephanie Taylor
- Respiratory infections and TB. Contact: Dr Dominik Zenner
- Other long-term conditions, including diabetes and living with and beyond cancer and multimorbidity. Contact: Prof Stephanie Taylor or Prof Deborah Swinglehurst
- Studying complexity through innovative qualitative methodologies. Contact: Prof Deborah Swinglehurst
- Cancer in primary care, in particular early detection. Contact: Prof Fiona Walter
- Environmental influence on health, including air quality. Contact: Prof Chris Griffiths
- Cardiovascular disease and inequalities in health service provision and the Discovery integrated data programme across London. Contact: Prof Chris Griffiths or Prof John Robson
- Blood borne viruses – HIV, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B. Contact: Prof Chris Griffiths or Prof John Robson
- Migration Health. Contact: Dr Dominik Zenner
- Oral health and Primary Dental Care access and organisation. Contact: Prof David Williams
How to Apply
Prospective applicants should get in touch with a potential supervisor to discuss their research project idea.
Please do so by initially contacting the relevant academic contacts assigned above. Please keep Juliet Henderson in copy on your email correspondence.
The application itself should be made via the QMUL online system
When you submit, please ensure that you also inform Juliet Henderson of your intention to be considered for the award.
For your online application please select "Semester 1 (September Start)" and include the following "supporting documents" alongside those requested in the guidance:
- 1 side of A4 outlining your research proposal
- A recent piece of written work
- A supporting statement (1 paragraph) from your prospective supervisor
Friday 10th June - deadline to receive your full application through the QMUL online system
Friday 17th June - deadline to inform Juliet Henderson of your intention to be considered for the SPCR PhD Studentship. Please include your application ID (provided through the QMUL online system) in your email.
Late July - outcomes of the selection process to be announced. The offer will be conditional on central SPCR approval, which is expected by the end of August.
If you have any queries about the process of application please contact Juliet Henderson