NIHR School for Public Health Research launch PhD Studentships

The NIHR School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR) is funding up to 25 PhD Studentships as part of an initiative to build capacity in public health research.

NIHR SPHR is a partnership between eight leading academic centres with excellence in applied public health research in England.

The School aims to build evidence for effective public health practice, and its research looks to meet the needs of policy makers, practitioners and the public to improve population health and reduce health inequalities.

The School’s eight academic centres are the Universities of Sheffield; Bristol; Cambridge; Imperial; and University College London; The London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); The LiLaC collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool and Lancaster; and Fuse – The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health a collaboration between Newcastle, Durham, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside Universities.

The studentships will begin in October 2018 and will be distributed across the School’s eight academic centres.

Studentships will be aligned to the School’s research programmes and themes:

  • Public mental health
  • Places and communities
  • Children, young people and families
  • Health inequalities
  • Efficient and equitable public health systems
  • Changing behaviour at a population level

Applications are welcome from individuals with a strong academic record who wish to wish to develop a career in public health research.

Successful applicants will be expected to complete a PhD during the award period.

This award will fund tuition fees up to the value of Home/EU fees; students with overseas status are advised to contact the supervisors and the host institution.

Studentship awards include tuition fees, an annual tax-free stipend of £14,777 and a contribution towards research and training costs. Students at our member universities in London will receive a London weighting.

For further information about our PhD Studentships visit Work with Us.