Machine learning, data science and mathematical modelling for global health and global environmental health

   School of Public Health

  Prof Majid Ezzati  Friday, September 30, 2022  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

Global Environmental Health Research Group, School of Public Health, Imperial College London

February 2023 – PhD studentship opportunities

We welcome applications for funded 3.5-year PhD studentships to start in February 2023 (earlier start may be feasible in special circumstances). This is an exciting opportunity for ambitious students to conduct interdisciplinary research on global health and global environmental health with emphasis on the applications of cutting-edge methods in statistics, machine learning and other areas of data science and mathematical modelling.

The PhD research will use multiple traditional and emerging data, and apply novel methods to characterise health and its social and environmental determinants, at scales from local to global.

The studentship will be based in the Environment and Global Health Research Group ( at Imperial’s School of Public Health, which was ranked as the UK's top programme according to the 2021 Research Excellence Framework. The group is internationally renowned for its research on novel health and environmental data. The group is highly interdisciplinary and the students will interact regularly with peers that have diverse backgrounds and specialisations There are also regular interactions with other parts of Imperial (e.g., Department of Mathematics and Faculty of Engineering), other leading global universities and national and international policy organisations.

Applicants should have, or expect to receive, a first or upper second class degree or equivalent in mathematics/applied mathematics, physics, engineering, economics, quantitative neuroscience or related discipline, and have exceptional quantitative/computational preparation.

The research group is part of the MRC Centre for Environment and Health (; the Centre has an established training programme for early career researchers, which provides bespoke training and development, pastoral care, and extensive opportunities for networking and collaboration.

The Studentship will include tuition fees for UK nationals and a minimum stipend of £18,062 per annum.

The closing date for application is 30th September 2022.

Please paste this link in your internet browser to download the application: and send it to together with a CV

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place in October-November 2022.

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