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.

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

Reconciling the mechanisms of HIV-1 infection acquisition and disease progression

Dr Katherine Atkins, Professor Jan Albert [Karolinska Institute] Monday 7th January 2019
Blood flow and solute transport in human placental vascular networks: an in silico approach to characterising pregnancy pathologies Dr Migeul Bernabeu Llinares, Dr Timm Krueger Monday 7th January 2019
Molecular pathology data science studies of breast cancer Dr Jonine Figueroa, Dr Andrew Sims, Dr Nick Tobin [Karolinska Institute] Monday 7th January 2019
Risk prediction for renal dysfunction in people with type 2 diabetes  Prof Jackie Price, Prof Christopher Weir & Dr Bryan Conway Monday 7th January 2019
Non-adherence in chronic conditions: a quantitative, methodological, approach Helen Stagg Monday 7th January 2019
Developing clinical decision support tools to characterize neurodegenerative disorders using biomedical speech signal processing and statistical machine learning Dr Athanasios Tsanas, Professor Per Svenningsson [Karolinska Institute] Monday 7th January 2019