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 Monday, May 09, 2022
 Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

About the Programme

Applications are invited for Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD scholarships in Health, aligned to the departments of Nursing and Midwifery and Allied Health Professions, commencing 3rd October 2022.

About the PhD programme

The Health Research Institute promotes internationally excellent applied health research and innovation across Sheffield Hallam and serves as a nucleus of support for researchers based in our research centres and the academic departments of N&M and AHP. Our researchers tackle complex health-related challenges in partnership with care providers and through multi-disciplinary collaborations. Broadly, our portfolio of activity is concerned with prevention, treatment and rehabilitation amongst groups of people with episodic and long-term health conditions or disabilities, and the efficacy of the services that care for them.

 We have opportunities for PhD projects aligned to workstreams within two of our research programme areas as follows:

 Ageing and long-term conditions research programme:  

  • Developing strategies for maintaining physical activity adherence in people with metabolic syndrome.
  • Creating enjoyable virtual experiences during exercise for paediatric oncology patients
  • Exploring the use of technology to monitor disease progression and predict clinical outcomes in people with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

 Technology, data, and digital innovations:

  • The evaluation and implementation of Artificial Intelligence into the radiotherapy and radiology workflow

More information on each of the above, together with details of the person you need to contact if you are interested in applying can be found here:

As a postgraduate research student at Sheffield Hallam, you will be part of the University's doctoral community, and a member of the active community of research students who form a key part of the Health Research Institute’s vibrant research culture.  You will be encouraged and supported to contribute/attend to a range of seminars, workshops, training opportunities, attend conferences, present papers and publish your work.

About Graduate Teaching Assistantships

GTA scholarships combine PhD study with professional development to gain practical experience in learning, teaching and assessment in Higher Education and provide an excellent opportunity for those wishing to pursue an academic or clinical/academic health career. You will be based in either the Department of Nursing or Midwifery or the Department of Applied Health Professions. As part of your training, you will be expected to support teaching related activities in that department, up to a maximum of 180 hours per academic year and not more than 6 hours in any one week, in line with University policy. You will be supported to work towards Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. For more information please visit

Who should apply?

A professional qualification and clinical background in Nursing, Midwifery or one of Applied Health Professions is desirable but not essential. Applicants without a professional qualification should have a strong academic background in a health-related discipline.

Applicants should hold a BSc (2:1 above or equivalent) degree qualification in allied health professions, nursing and midwifery or other relevant areas. An MSc degree qualification in a relevant area is desirable.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBTQIA+, BAME and disabled communities.

More details of our entry requirements can be found here

How to apply

For more information about how to apply and an application form please visit 

For general enquires please contact the Health Research Institute Postgraduate Research Team via email at  

Submit your application and a cover letter to .Please do not submit your application and references to 

What is the submission deadline?

The closing date for applications is Monday 9th May 2022 at 23.59pm 

Interviews will be held between 6th – 17th June 2022. 

Start date Monday 3rd October 2022.

Funding Notes

Scholarships are available for 42 months of full-time or 70 months of part-time funding to include: • An annual maintenance stipend at standard UKRI doctoral stipend rates: £16,062 (approx.). per annum for 2022/23 full-time study; £8,031 (approx.) per annum for part-time study. The stipend is paid monthly tax free, and is intended to cover basic living costs to enable you to undertake your studies. • University tuition fees at Home levels. International applicants are expected to fund the difference between the Home and International fees (approx. £10,300 per year). For more information visit:
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