Centre for Public Health

Liverpool John Moores University

Public Health Institute - Liverpool John Moores University

World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Violence Prevention

Part of the Liverpool John Moores University

Post Graduate Research Programme

Public Health Institute (PHI) provides an excellent environment in which to develop and supervise MPhil and PhD students. PHI has a thriving post graduate research programme where students are seen as a valued and integral part of the research culture.

Expert based supervision can be offered in the following areas:

Training and Support

All Postgraduate students at PHI, together with academic staff, contribute to the monthly Research In Focus seminars and the quarterly Research in Focus e-letter publication. There is also the opportunity to participate in the Faculty Post Graduate Research Seminars, where students present their work. These events facilitate and encourage staff and students to share their experiences, expertise and socialise. Monthly postgraduate Lunch Forums are also held for all students, with the aim to enhance communication, share best practice and explore training and support needs.

Training courses are provided and include Nvivo, SPSS, presentation and writing skills. The Faculty also has a Post Graduate Facebook group and interactive Blackboard community site, where students can share and develop knowledge and expertise.

What our students say:

“The support available for students here is really good; any problems or issues I have experienced have been quickly resolved. The research support team are also very encouraging for us to develop our skills and regularly provide information regarding relevant courses and seminars. I would highly recommend postgraduate study here to any prospective students!”

Simon Russell, PhD student, 2012.
Study title: Applying evolutionary concepts to public health

“The PhD room provides a creative working environment where we can all share ideas as well as support each other at each stage of our PhD, the location also means that we can gather information and share research methods with experienced researchers in the same building who are from a variety of different research backgrounds. This is very helpful, and I don’t think many PhD students are lucky enough to have this on their doorstep!”

Danielle Kelly, PhD student, 2012.
Study title: An evaluative study on sexual health interventions in Ibiza that are currently available to British tourists and casual workers

For further information about the Post Graduate Research Programme please contact:

Ivan Gee – Tel 0151 231 4300 – Email - I.L.Gee@ljmu.ac.uk

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