Situated in the heart of Oxford, the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences brings together researchers from a range of backgrounds to rethink the way health care is delivered in general practice and other community settings – in the UK and internationally.
The top ranked centre for academic primary care in the UK, we lead world-class research and training to rethink the way healthcare is delivered in general practice and other community settings, both across the UK and globally. Our main research focus is on the prevention, early diagnosis and management of common illness.
Our graduate community reflects the multidisciplinary nature of our department, with students grounded in statistics, the social sciences, health psychology, epidemiology, nursing, midwifery, general practice, physiotherapy and more.
We offer students skills training and dedicated facilities in close proximity to their supervisors, support staff, colleges and libraries. We are located next door to Green Templeton, a postgraduate college with excellent facilities.
For 2020/2021 we have a range of suggested DPhil projects in areas such as smoking cessation, patient-led research, medical statistics, digital health technologies, health services research and physical activity, offered on a part-time or full-time basis. These include four funded studentships (details below) and a newly launched scholarship to support patient-led research. We also welcome research proposals based on your own ideas. All applications received by our January deadline will be entered into a competition within the Medical Sciences Division at the University of Oxford that offers the chance of full funding for any project.
Applications close: 12pm Friday 10 January.
|Developing the evidence for active intervention to support smoking cessation in cardiovascular disease||Details|
|Hypertension self-management in pregnancy||Details|
|Oxford-Wolfson-Marriott and Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) studentship in behavioural research and childhood obesity||Details|
|Prevalence, safety and efficacy of deprescribing cardio-protective medications in older adults||Details|