Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Staff and PhD student at graduationThe staff in DTS are seeking able PhD students, and are experienced in many areas of work including designing, running and analysing clinicial trials, mental health, PPI, qualitative methods, sleep and dementia. Please see the table below for PhD supervisor information and topic areas of interest.  Feel free to contact people individually to discuss PhD ideas.

For more general enquiries on the application process, the ScHARR Postgraduate Research Administrator can be contacted:

e: scharr-pgr@sheffield.ac.uk

t: +44 (0)114 222 5454

If you are interested in undertaking a PhD in ScHARR please look at the list of potential PhD projects available.

Professor Wendy Baird

Research interests:

  • Qualitative
  • Long-term conditions
  • Patient perspectives on illness
  • PPI

Mike Bradburn

Research interests:

  • Medical Statistics
  • Clinical Trials
  • Survival Analysis
Matthew Burnsall

Research interests:

  • Medical Statistics
  • Randomised controlled trials

Professor Cindy Cooper

Research interests:

  • RCTs and related methods
  • Pilot and Feasibility
  • Recruitment and Sample Size
  • Evaluation of Psychotherapy
Liz Cross

Research interests:

  • RCTs
  • Recruitment to RCTs
Professor Jeremy Dawson

Research interests:

  • Quantitative Methods in Management
  • Team Working
  • Diversity at work
  • Survey Methods

Dr Lizzie Coates

Research interests:

  • Qualitative
  • Technology
  • Research utilisation
Dr Munya Dimairo

Research interests:

  • Medical Statistics
  • Clinical Trials Methodology
  • Adaptive Designs
  • Transparency and reporting of trials
Dr Daniel Hind

Research interests:

  • Trials
  • Qualitative Research
  • Systematic Reviews
Dr Richard Jacques

Research interests:

  • Medical Statistics
  • Analysis of Routinely Collected Data
  • Epidemiology (Quantitative)
  • Multivariate Analysis
Professor Steven Julious

Research interests:

  • Medical Statistics
  • Clinical Trials
  • Asthma Epidemiology
Ellen Lee Research interests:
  • Medical Statistics
  • RCTs
Diana Papaioannou

Research interests:

  • Clinical Trials
Dr Rebecca Simpson

Research interests:

  • Medical Statistics
  • Asthma Epidemiology
  • Routine Data
Laura Sutton

Research interests:

  • Clinical Trials Methodology

Professor Stephen Walters

Research interests:

  • Medical Statistics
  • RCTs and cluster RCTs
  • Sample Size Estimation
  • Design, assessment, analysis & intrepretation of PROMS
Dr Jessica Wright

Research interests:

  • Biobanks
  • Research Ethics
  • Dementia
Dr Ben Thomas

Research interests:

  • Dementia
  • Qualitative Enquiry
  • Case Studies
Dr Alex Scott

Research interests:

  • sleep and its links to mental health; emotion regulation and its links to mental health digital behaviour change interventions for healthcare