Examine the impact of policies, strategies and interventions in Public Health with a PhD and be at the forefront of improving the health and wellbeing of individuals in our communities.
There is a growing demand for qualified public health and health promotion professionals due to the challenges of pandemics, lifestyle-related diseases and population growth. With 100% of our research impact internationally excellent or world-leading (REF) you know you will be joining the best in class in public health.
Be supervised by dynamic and cutting edge academics who are research active and internationally renowned in their own specialist fields of public health, health promotion, health and social care and the social context of health and wellbeing. We invite you to help us explore the ethical, political, societal and cultural dilemmas that arise in public health and health promotion and into health and social care.
Join our research areas:
Health and Wellbeing Across the Lifecourse
Explore inequalities in health and wellbeing in the UK and internationally. Deep dive into welfare, health and wellbeing, ageing studies and health economics.
Health Behaviour Change
Develop new and evaluate existing theory- and evidence-based health behaviour change interventions, across communicable and non-communicable diseases; evidence synthesis of behaviour change interventions.
Conduct economic evaluation and systematic reviews of a broad range of clinical and health service technologies by providing high-quality applied policy-relevant research. Develop and refine methods to increase the rigour and relevance of such studies for generations to come.
Healthcare Management, Culture and Leadership
Work at the intersection of healthcare management, culture and leadership from an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach.
Sedentary Behaviour, Health and Disease
Investigate the relationship of sedentary behaviour with health and wellbeing, and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to reduce and break up sedentary behaviour.
Smart Technology Advancements in Health and Rehabilitation
Bridge the gap between clinical sciences, engineering and computing for sustainable developments in personal and community health needs.
Explore the concepts of social justice and understanding of climate change, health and wellbeing, digitalisation, poverty, conflict and inequality.
How to apply?
As a doctoral researcher, you will be welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community. Browse PhD opportunities, studentship, and learn more about our research by visiting our website.
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