Doctoral College, explore our PhD opportunities across our research centres
The Centre for Stress and Age-Related Disease
The Centre for Stress and Age-Related Disease comprises internationally-recognised researchers working on multidisciplinary projects at the biology-chemistry interface. The Centre is based in a bespoke £23 million Huxley building, with access to state of the art imaging facilities, functional genomics/proteomics and cell culture, pharmacology, chemistry and cell culture laboratories.
Our work seeks to understand the role played by stress and the natural ageing process in the initiation and progression of a range of diseases, including arthritis, cancer, diabetes, deafness, dementia, epilepsy, hypertension, incontinence and osteoporosis. Together with clinicians at the local medical school and NHS trusts, we aim to improve the health and wellbeing of older people.
We welcome applications from highly motivated research students with expertise in either the biological or chemical sciences and a passion for understanding the underlying mechanisms of disease and improving the health of older people.
The Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Devices
The Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Devices aims to achieve pioneering, patient-driven treatments and technological innovation in regenerative medicine and medical devices.
Responding to some of the most recognised socio-economic challenges, the Centre focuses on scientific knowledge, diagnostics and treatments based on regenerative medicine and devices.
We welcome research student applications in any of the following research areas:
- neurodegenerative diseases and sensory dysfunctions
- wound healing
- cardiovascular diseases
- musculoskeletal diseases
- sensitive science.
For more information about our research centre, visit the Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Devices
To discuss opportunities with our Centre Director, email Professor Matteo Santin.
The Centre for Aquatic Environments
The Centre for Aquatic Environments is an innovative, interdisciplinary and impact-driven research centre with internationally excellent academics providing scientific evidence and people-focused solutions to optimise the responsible management of water resources and aquatic ecosystems.
We work with and advise regional, national and international organisations to help protect the environment and to support the diverse range of benefits that derive from healthy aquatic ecosystems.
We welcome research student applications in any of the following three research areas:
- Surface and groundwater processes: including the ecology, geography, engineering and planning of rivers, wetlands, coastal and marine environments
- Water and wastewater quality and treatment: including water remediation, microbiology, pollution and public health
- Water services and water use: including social, cultural, and political factors affecting water-related communities.
For more information about our research centre, visit the Centre for Aquatic Environments website.
To discuss opportunities with our Centre Director, email Professor Chris Joyce.
The Advanced Engineering Centre (AEC)
The Advanced Engineering Centre (AEC) at the University of Brighton is an internationally-recognised group focused on research and development in the fields of energy and transport. The AEC conducts world-leading research and consultancy with a wide range of academic and industrial partners and it is the Thermal Efficiency spoke of the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre. The AEC combines advanced experimental facilities with cutting edge modelling expertise.
The group has a strong track record in modelling and experimental research related to IC engines, two-phase thermal systems, droplets, sprays and optical measurement techniques.
The AEC is a friendly, multi-disciplinary research centre with laboratories based in the new Advanced Engineering Building. We aim to support our students to gain knowledge and skills as part of a vibrant community of researchers.
We welcome research student applications in the following areas: mathematical and physical sciences, energy and transportation and manufacturing the future. Current themes include heat and mass transfer, sprays and evaporation, novel propulsion and fuels, energy storage, recovery and experimental thermofluids. Modelling, theoretical or experimental applications are welcomed.
We work in major international partnerships to deliver innovation with impact, ensuring that our activity focuses on research outcomes and solutions, knowledge transfer and deliverables that keep economic prosperity, environmental quality, sustainability and end-user experience firmly in mind.
For more information about our research centre, visit the Advanced Engineering Centre website.
To discuss opportunities with our Centre Director, email Professor Marco Marengo.
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