Ready to go research projects in Health, Wellbeing and Education

While you are welcome to propose a PhD to study according to our areas of expertise, we have set PhD projects designed by our experts which are ‘ready to go’ across several specialist areas.

If you are interested in discussing the projects further, before making an application, please complete our MPhil/PhD enquiry form. When you are ready to apply, please follow the instructions on our how to apply page.

Please make sure your funding is in place, whether self-funded or funded externally. See our fees and funding pages or jobs.ac.uk for potential sources of PhD funding and bursaries.


Autoinducer peptides and bacteriocins in Streptococcus species

  • School of Life Sciences and Education

Befriending interventions to reduce primary care demand

  • School of Health and Social Care
  • School of Life Sciences and Education

Biology tutors’ and students’ learning in higher education a sociocultural perspective using a communities of practice framework

  • School of Life Sciences and Education

Biomechanical analysis of kicking techniques and skilled movements in Elite Youth Football: A dynamical systems approach

  • School of Life Sciences and Education

Characterising the relationship between mitochondrial stress and programmed cell death

  • School of Life Sciences and Education

Charting identity development in health care and biomedical scientists within a community of practice

  • School of Health and Social Care
  • School of Life Sciences and Education

Developing protocols for secular spiritual care in healthcare chaplaincy

  • School of Health and Social Care

Evaluation and Development of Methodologies for the Measurement of Learning Gain in Undergraduate Science Degree Programmes

  • School of Life Sciences and Education

FTIR (Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy) analysis of human skin oils

  • School of Life Sciences and Education

Improving the bone health of female athletes engaged in non-impact sports

  • School of Life Sciences and Education

Menopausal Exercise and Diet for Osteoporosis Prevention [MEDOP]

  • School of Life Sciences and Education

Objective assessment of Sacroiliac Joint pain (pelvis) during pregnancy

  • School of Health and Social Care
  • School of Life Sciences and Education

Policy makers as learners. An institutional approach to understanding learning in higher education: the role of communities of practice

  • School of Life Sciences and Education

Regional tendon adaptations and mal-adaptations to mechanical loading

  • School of Life Sciences and Education

The impact of art culture in schools and homes on children’s drawing performance

  • School of Life Sciences and Education
  • School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

The role of glucoregulation in inhibition and decision making: an EEG approach

  • School of Health and Social Care
  • School of Life Sciences and Education

The role of identity development in undergraduate biology students learning in higher education

  • School of Life Sciences and Education

The role of nutrient uptake transport proteins in bacterial pathogenesis

  • School of Life Sciences and Education

The role of spiritual/religious self-narratives in supporting the wellbeing of people with dementia and their carers

  • School of Health and Social Care

Using comparative genomics to characterise oxidative phosphorylation assembly factors

  • School of Life Sciences and Education
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