Public Health Institute is at the forefront of applied research and plays a significant role in the University’s research strategy. We are firmly committed to a multi-disciplinary approach to public health and works with international organisations such as the World Health Organization and national bodies, for example the National Institute of Health Research, Department of Health, Home Office and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to name but a few. On a local level we not only collaborate closely with health services but with local authorities, judicial bodies, environmental services and community groups.
Public Health Institute has a diverse and specialised range of staff with a wealth of expertise in a variety of health and applied social science disciplines to support students through their studies.
We provide an excellent environment in which to develop and supervise MPhil and PhD students and has a thriving postgraduate research programme where students are seen as a valued and integral part of the research culture.
Expert based supervision can be offered in a range of topics and areas including alcohol; drugs; violence; sexual and reproductive health; tobacco; obesity; injury; population health; intelligence and surveillance; environment and sustainability and international public health.
A range of our current PhD studies can be seen below.