Research subject areas

Have you considered research as your next step? With a focus on public health and long term conditions, why not choose to study alongside professionals from all disciplines and some of the leading international researchers in the field.

We offer a range of flexible PhD Studentships to fund today’s biggest global challenges. To find out more about the exciting opportunities for your personal and career development that PhD study can offer, check out some of professional disciplines below.

Biosciences

PhD opportunities within the Biosciences at GCU trains students with the latest research technologies in aspects of Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Pharmacology and Molecular Epidemiology. You can hear what our students have to say about studying a PhD at GCU here.

For further details on subject-specific areas in which you can study for a PhD please visit the Molecular Mechanisms of Diabetes and other Long Term Conditions Research Group within the Centre for Living.

For more details of PhD opportunities, please get in touch via email: HLS Research Student Admin – hlsrsa@gcu.ac.uk

Nursing and community health / Public health

Our research strengths in Nursing reflect the need for evidence-based practice to drive service improvement and inform intervention development. Working with prestigious funding bodies we deliver ground-breaking inter-disciplinary projects in infection control/prevention, clinical practice including managing urinary continence, improving health and wellbeing in long-term conditions, and digital health literacy.

Please explore our current research activities within the Centre for Living.

For more details of PhD opportunities, please get in touch via email: HLS Research Student Admin – hlsrsa@gcu.ac.uk

Occupational therapy

Our research strengths within Occupational therapy reflect the need for evidence-based practice to inform intervention development and help our clients reach their potential, improving health, wellbeing and quality of life. We aim to inform the development of occupational therapy and drive service improvement within a wide range of practice areas.

You can explore our current research activities within the Centre for Living.

For more details of PhD opportunities, please get in touch via email: HLS Research Student Admin – hlsrsa@gcu.ac.uk

Physiotherapy and Paramedicine

Our research strengths in the disciplines of Physiotherapy and Paramedicine reflect the need for evidence-based practice to drive service improvement and inform intervention development. Working with prestigious funding bodies we are delivering groundbreaking projects to improve health and optimise treatments to maximise patient benefits.

You can explore our current research activities within the Centre for Living.

For more details of PhD opportunities, please get in touch via email: HLS Research Student Admin – hlsrsa@gcu.ac.uk

Podiatry

Our research strengths in the discipline of Podiatry centre around activities within the Musculoskeletal Health Research Group within the Centre for Living. We seek to understand the pathways that lead from primary disease to impairment and disability. We have expertise in a range of supporting technologies, including human movement measurement and medical imaging using ultrasound. Our goal is to develop interventions targeting the right treatment for the right patient at the right stage of their condition.

For more details of PhD opportunities, please get in touch via email: HLS Research Student Admin – hlsrsa@gcu.ac.uk

Psychology

Our research strengths lie in the domains of applied psychology; the application of psychology to solving real-world problems. Our focus is on the generation of evidence to underpin policy and practice with a view to improving health, wellbeing, and quality of life.

You can explore our current research activities within the Centre for Living. 

We also offer Doctor of Psychology degree study in three areas of applied psychology.

For more details of PhD opportunities, please get in touch via email: HLS Research Student Admin – hlsrsa@gcu.ac.uk

 

Social work

Our research is strategically honed to meet the challenges and changing circumstances of contemporary Social Work. Our range of expertise covers sociological, cultural, political, economic, and philosophical areas of enquiry. You would join a group of researchers who work beyond traditional academic silos to focus on creative interdisciplinary agendas.

You can explore our current research activities within the Centre for Living.

For more details of PhD opportunities, please get in touch via email: HLS Research Student Admin – hlsrsa@gcu.ac.uk

Vision sciences

Vision Sciences is composed of a diverse portfolio of research disciplines, including cell biology/biochemistry, neuroscience, psychophysics, vision-related disease (dry eye, glaucoma, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, myopia and amblyopia). Our PhD students are supported by regular supervisory team meetings. We have excellent PhD progression rates and publication records. Consequently, Vision Sciences is an internationally-recognised centre for Vision-related research.

You can explore our current research activities within the Centre for Living

For more details of PhD opportunities, please get in touch via email: HLS Research Student Admin – hlsrsa@gcu.ac.uk