PhD Studentships Population Health Sciences
Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond, Street Hospital for Children NHS
University College London
The Institute of Child Health (ICH) is a postgraduate research institution
which, together with its partner, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
NHS Trust, contains the largest concentration of research expertise in the
scientific basis of child health in Europe. Its standing is reflected in the
Grade 5*A awarded in the 2001 HEFCE Research Assessment Exercise.
The Institute is committed to high quality postgraduate education and has a
strong track record of training and support
for its postgraduates. R&D is organised into a number of themes operating
across the site which facilitate a high level of
interaction between basic scientists, clinicians and population health
scientists. The Institute is offering a number of research studentships for
the academic year 2007-08 supported by the Child Health Research Appeal
Trust and MRC.
Applicants selected for CHRAT or MRC funding will be able to choose from the
following PhD projects (*denotes Principal Supervisor):
*Population Health Sciences*
Statistical models for discrete epidemiological and clinical data (Dr M
Cortina-Borja*/Dr A Wade)
Vitamin D and mental health: insights from observational and genetic
epidemiology (Dr E Hypponen*/Professor C Power
Creating age-related centiles with smaller sample sizes (Dr A
Wade*/Professor T Cole)
Randomised controlled trial of the effect of community groups on maternal
and infant nutrition (Dr D Osrin*/ Professor A Costello)
Applications of functional data analysis in physiotherapy and life course
epidemiology (Dr M Cortina-Borja*/Professor T Cole)
For further information about the ICH see our web site, www.ich.ucl.ac.uk.
Applications are invited from committed individuals wishing to do research
in a clinical context, and who expect to graduate with a UK 1st class or
class honours degree or equivalent.
For information about the projects and how to apply, please refer to the ICH
vacancy website, http://www.ich.ucl.ac.uk/ich/humanresources. Please note,
applications that are submitted without following the correct
procedure may not be considered.
If you wish to visit the ICH to discuss these opportunities, there is an
Open Day on 15th November 2006 from 2.00pm.
This will include a display of posters by PhD students which demonstrates
the range of ICH research.
4-year PhD studentships funded by the Medical Research Council are also
tenable at ICH, in the project areas listed
above. To apply for a UCL 4 year MRC DTA PhD studentship, please see:
Closing date for applications to ICH: *5th January 2007*
Interview dates: *29th and 31st January 2007*