Research Environment

We have a large group of research students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, including (but not exclusively) epidemiology, clinical health care professions, mathematics, statistics, sociology, social policy, geography, psychology and economics. 

All research degree students have access to the School’s research facilities, with a work-station in a dedicated research students’ office, a networked computer and the software to support their research; full borrowing rights at the University and Health libraries, including their inter-library loans; and photocopying, postage and phone calls.

Students work as part of research teams to fulfil their data collection and data management requirements of their research project and receive structured supervision from a team of at least two supervisors. A wide range of training opportunities can be accessed, which are provided across the university or externally. Students are encouraged and supported, to present their research at appropriate national and international conferences and at the School’s annual postgraduate symposium. There is an active student support group, including informal sessions and more tailored student group sessions.