Health Technology Postgraduate Research Studentships

We offer a wide variety of interdisciplinary studentships connected to health and health technology, working with experts in this field. Postgraduate students have the opportunity to access the Peninsula Testbed, utilising an ecosystem of cross-sector partners including the NHS, industry, health and social care organisations and patient groups.

Current PhD students and health technology research

Current PhD Students and Health Technology Research

  • Research Assistant
    The use of social network analysis within clinical teams in primary care
  • Video-calls to reduce loneliness and social isolation within care environments
  • Research Assistant - Digital Health Champions
    Feasibility study for nursing curriculum to include non-clinical settings
  • Project Recruitment Administrator
    Investigating the use of therapeutic robots for those with dementia
  • Research Assistant - EPIC Post A: Engagement, Recruitment & Knowledge Exchange
    Gestational diabetes mobile health study
  • Research Assistant - Behaviour Change
    Behavior change
  • Researcher in Human Robot Interaction
    The development and evaluation of assistive robots and health technology
  • Role of charismatic individuals in the implementation of complex interventions
  • Research Assistant - Human Computer Interface and Design
    Building capability/capacity for User Experience Research in a digital health

Postgraduate research opportunities

Two studentships will be available, starting in 2020 and applications are welcomed in the following topics:

  • Developing a socio-technical development process and a platform to accelerate innovation and growth of applied (serious) games for health and care in resource-poor settings
    Supervisors: Dr Swen Gaudl, Dr Arunangsu Chatterjee
Further details of how to apply will be available soon. For further information, please contact the supervisors listed or Professor Ray Jones or Dr Arunangsu Chatterjee.

Students with secured funding and interested in the topics below are welcomed to contact the Centre for Health Technology facilitators, Professor Ray Jones or Dr Arunangsu Chatterjee to discuss further.

  • Social robotics
  • Remote, self and telehealth and care
  • AI (specifically voice-based interfaces)
  • Virtual reality and games for health
  • Innovation ecosystems, networks development and monitoring.

Centre for Health Technology

Bringing together digital health and health technology expertise from across the University to drive the development, evaluation and implementation of innovative technologies, products, services and approaches to transform health and social care.

Find out more about our Centre for Health Technology