PhD in Global Health

Institute of Global Health Innovation PhD Programme 2013
Imperial College London

Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI)
is pleased to announce the next round of PhD Studentships. The
Institute is working to improve the health of people and reduce health
inequalities throughout the world.

By channelling Imperial’s interdisciplinary and pioneering research
strengths across its faculties and Business School, the Institute aims
to overcome scientific, technical, managerial and political obstacles
to respond to global healthcare challenges. The Institute is part of
Imperial’s strategy to develop solutions to global challenges by
harnessing the critical mass of its multidisciplinary research
expertise.

The Institute comprises a series of research centres that reflect
Imperial’s commitment to improving global health by capitalising on
innovation in medicine, engineering, health policy and systems, and
technology to address global health challenges associated with
demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

The PhD programme is open to UK/EU and overseas students. The funding
is for three years and covers both fees and living expenses. Research
progress is assessed each year and continuing receipt of funds will
depend on satisfactory academic progress. Ideal candidates will have
research interest in the following areas:

Centre for Health Policy:

Comparative health system performance
Evaluation of innovative health system reforms
Behavioural economics

The Hamlyn Centre

Medical Imaging and Robotics
Pervasion Sensing (body sensor networks and surgical implants)
Medical Devices and Design in Healthcare

Gut Health

Modelling gut-microbial- human metabolism in relation to disease
aetiopathogenesis
Building chemically aware surgical devices for real-time operative
diagnostics
Mass spectrometric chemical tissue imaging

Applicants should usually have a good 1st class undergraduate degree
(or equivalent) in a relevant subject and preferably also a good
Masters degree in the relevant area for their PhD. Applicants must be
fluent in spoken and written English.

Applications must include the following:

A 2 page research statement that describes:

What you see as an interesting research issue.
An outline of the objectives and methodology for the research.
What relevant experience you have.

A detailed CV
Transcripts of all degree results
The contact details for two referees

Please email your application to ighi@imperial. ac.uk with the subject
title ‘Global Health PhD studentship application’

Closing date: 3rd March 2013

Imperial College London values diversity and is committed to equality
of opportunity.

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