Advanced Care Research Centre

Multimorbidity PhD for Health Professionals – Project Call Open

Multimorbidity PhD Programme open for applications.

Our Doctoral Training Programme in Multimorbidity for Health Professionals offers a unique collaborative training environment for students to carry out clinical research across the translational spectrum from examining aetiology and mechanisms, through data science and epidemiology, to applied clinical research. Our PhD Programme is funded via a Doctoral Training Programme Grant from the Wellcome Trust, and is run jointly by the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and St Andrews.


We are seeking interdisciplinary projects that address three research themes:

1) Prevention and Management of Multimorbidity

2) Physical and Mental Health Multimorbidity

3) Polypharmacy and Multimorbidity


Inequalities is a cross cutting theme and so projects that take account of inequalities will be viewed favourably.


The programme allows students to undertake a 3-year PhD as part of an employed research fellowship, and with research cost, training, and conference travel funding. 


More information for potential supervisors is available on the programme website: Supervisor Information  


Supervisors who previously had a project advertised, with no candidates recruited, and want their project reconsidered, must submit a new application which will be reviewed together with all received proposals for the next intake.


To submit a project proposal, please complete the Project Call Form (below) and return, together with an image (photo or illustration) which may be used for web advertising (700x300 pixels), to the designated contact at your home institution by the end of Friday 26th May:

University of Glasgow -

University of Edinburgh – Dr Nazir Lone  

University of Dundee – Prof. Ewan Pearson

University of St Andrews - Prof. Colin McCowan


See expected recruitment timeline below: 



Project Call Closes

Friday 26th May 2023

Project Shortlisting

Tuesday 20th June 2023

Projects & Vacancy Advertising

 July 2023

Job Applications Closes

August 2023

Candidate Shortlisting Meeting

12th September 2023


October 2023

Pre-programme run-in period start

1st February 2024

Programme Starts

1st August 2024