As a postgraduate researcher in our school, the opportunity to make a real difference to the way health and social care is delivered and managed is at your finger tips. If you've got the drive to explore the unknown, we've got the expertise. Together we'll innovate.
If you're thinking of undertaking a research degree with us, then you can start with reviewing our research and looking through the School research groups where you will find programmes of work and research active staff.
Please approach potential supervisors to express an interest before making an application. Once you have made contact informally, please look at how look at how to put a proposal together. We look forward to hearing from you.
We offer a range of levels of postgraduate research across a range of clinical and non-clinical areas of specialism. We welcome applications from all potential students interested in the following areas:
Please read more about our research and School research groups where you will see research active staff and their work. You can visit individual staff profiles and if you are looking to carrying out research in a different area to those listed, please contact us to discuss this further. Alternatively view our Professional Doctorates.
Transferable employability skills for PhD graduates are critical, as they enable you to work effectively within industry as well as academia. We'll give you access to Proficio which is designed to give you unique opportunities to acquire a set of specialist professional skills and deepen and expand your subject knowledge, at all stages of your career.
"One of the most important features of research supervision for me is helping students connect with local groups who are well placed to help us understand research priorities for communities in Essex. The living experience of these groups grounds the research in praxis and enables us to increase the real-world impacts of our findings. For that reason, any recognition of my research supervision is also an endorsement of our stakeholder partners at Healthwatch Essex and other local groups.
“For me, PhD supervision is a privileged position, where, as academics, we are responsible for assisting in the development of the next generation of thinkers and researchers in our respective fields. I like to encourage students to ask difficult questions, rather than thinking they have excellent answers (the answers to the difficult questions should come at the end of the process!).