Within the School of Health and Life Sciences we deliver world leading research across a spectrum of disciplines. If you come to GCU as a PhD student you would be integrated into one of our dynamic research groups, providing you with a vibrant research environment to build your research skills. We have experienced, dedicated PhD supervisors to support you within our team of PhD students.
We can offer PhD study opportunities closely aligned with our research streams as detailed in the list of projects available here. We can also consider individual proposals, finding a fit with our expert research staff. If you are considering PhD study at GCU please have a look at the specific projects listed here and contact the lead investigator for further information. If you have your own project proposal you are welcome to submit this for consideration with your application. You may wish to contact a relevant member of research staff to guide you in preparing a suitable proposal. We look forward to working with you on this exciting stage of your career development.
The school is committed to research and education that promotes equality in public health and healthcare. Funded PhD scholarships are regularly available in health, nursing and social care, biological and biomedical sciences, psychology and vision sciences and will be promoted here:
Funded PhD scholarships available in health, nursing and social care, biological and biomedical sciences, psychology and vision sciences. The school is committed to research and education that promotes equality in public health and healthcare.
Self-funded PhD Research Projects
Health and Life Sciences
Using tear biomarker analysis versus medical imaging in patients with chronic rheumatic disorders. Project reference no. HLSLTC002
Improving visual outcomes in cataract. Project Reference no. HLSLTC003
Between visual impairment cerebral oxygenation and propensity to falling in the elderly. Project reference no. HLSLTC007
Towards chemotherapy resistance in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Project reference no. HLSTC008
Disentangling the relationship between physical activity and fatigue in MS. Project ref no. HLSLTC009
(I-PRAISE); a feasibility study. Project reference no. HLSLTC0011
The role of connexins in the pathological remodelling of the heart and lungs. Project reference no. HLSLTC0012
After total knee replacement surgery. Project reference no. HLSLTC0015
Methods and impact of involving people with stroke in systematic reviews. Project reference no. HLSLTC0017
Evidence to support evidence-based practice. Project reference no. HLSLTC0018
Outcomes in Integrated Older Person Care in Scotland: Hospital Discharge Planning. Project reference no. HLSLTC0019
Self-directed support and policy transition. Project reference no. HLSSW033
In Clinical populations and the frail elderly. Project reference no. HLSP023
In the Early Years. Project reference no. HLSPH027
Based functional decline in older, frail adults. Project reference no. HLSPH029
To improve physical behaviour in Scottish resident South Asian people with type 2 diabetes. Project reference no. HLSPH031
As facilitators of parent health care interactions. Project reference no. HLSPH032