Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics

Available funded projects

Currently available funded PhD studentships

Usher Institute Postgraduate Research Programmes

There are three postgraduate research programmes within the Usher Institute: Population Health Sciences, Global Health and Medical Informatics.

Usher Institute postgraduate research programmes

Currently available PhD studentships as part of these programmes are listed below.

Title Supervisors Programme Application Deadline
The social life of (bio)technologies in sexual and reproductive health Ingrid Young / second supervisor TBC Population Health Sciences Thursday 1 February 2018

Ethics of emerging biotechnologies

Sarah Chan / second supervisor TBC Population Health Sciences Thursday 1 February 2018
New public roles in healthcare governance Ellen Stewart / second supervisor TBC Population Health Sciences Thursday 1 February 2018

Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research

The Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (AUKCAR), based at the University of Edinburgh, also offer PhD studentships. These studentships sit within the noted research programmes at the Usher Institute.

The Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (AUKCAR)

Currently available PhD studentships offered by AUKCAR are listed below.

Precision Medicine Doctoral Training Programme

The MRC Precision Medicine Doctoral Training Programme, a joint programme between the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, has some studentships that are supervised by members of the Usher Institute.

A list of currently available projects which have a connection to the Usher Institute is listed below. The complete list of projects is available on the Precision Medicine website.

Precision Medicine Doctoral Training Programme

Title Supervisors Application Deadline

Anti-depressant and anti-psychotic drug use in people with diabetes

Dr Caroline Jackson / Dr Sarah Wild / Prof Daniel J Smith Wednesday 10 January 2018
Longitudinal outcome assessment of clinical interventions in neurodevelopmental disorders using different modalities Dr Athanasios Tsanas / Prof Daniel Smith / Dr Donald MacIntyre Wednesday 10 January 2018
Genetically regulated variability of blood pressure as a causal factor for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease Dr Xia Shen / Prof James F Wilson / Prof Chris S Haley / Prof Yudi Pawitan Wednesday 10 January 2018
Personalising treatment in critical illness using precision medicine to identify distinct health trajectories Dr Nazir Lone / Dr Saturnino Luz / Dr J Kenneth Baillie Wednesday 10 January 2018
Utilizing high-dimensional omics datasets of breast cancer linked with pathology imaging to inform public health, prevention and treatment Dr Jonine Figueroa / Dr Andrew Sims / Ass Prof Nick Tobin Wednesday 10 January 2018