Within the School of Health and Life Sciences we deliver world-leading research across a spectrum of disciplines. We are the largest multidisciplinary, professionally-based health sciences faculty in Scotland and also have a London-based campus, specialising in public health. If you come to GCU as a PhD student, you will be integrated into one of our dynamic research groups, providing you with a vibrant research environment to build your research skills. We have experienced and dedicated PhD supervisors to support you within our team of PhD students.

We welcome applications and offer a range of flexible PhD studentships.  Current funded PhD opportunties include:

  • Supporting chronic pain at work: co-creation and feasibility of a work-place-based intervention with employers and employees with chronic pain
  • Learning from COVID-19: how can we better prepare and support vulnerable people with long-term neurological conditions and their families?
  • Working in partnership to develop exemplar patient and public involvement and engagement in health research
  • Uncovering genetic determinants of cirrhosis using genome-wide association methods
  • Improving the sexual health of LGBTQ+ youth within a digital world
  • Innovations in vaginal pessary design to increase their biocompatibility and prevent pessary associated bacterial vaginosis
  • How has COVID-19 impacted the substance use, mental and sexual health of gay, bisexual and other men-who-have-sex-with-men in Scotland?
  • An exploration of financial and societal costs of myopia in the UK

Deadline for applications is 1st February 2022 and further details available via the current PhD opportunities link below.

Current PhD opportunities  
Postgraduate research study