Health technology postgraduate research opportunties

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

  • Research Impact Fellow Health & Social Innovation
    The use of social network analysis within clinical teams in primary care
  • EPIC Research Fellow in eHealth (Student Involvement)
    Feasibility study for nursing curriculum to include non-clinical settings
  • EPIC Research Associate in eHealth (Engagement & Impact Assessment Social Care)
    Investigating the use of therapeutic robots for those with dementia
  • EPIC Research Associate in eHealth (Engagement & Impact Assessment (Health))
  • EPIC Research Associate in eHealth (Workforce Development)
    Gestational diabetes mobile health study
  • EPIC Research Associate in eHealth (Organisation and 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
  • EPIC Research Associate in eHealth (Digital Development)
    Building capability/capacity for User Experience Research in a digital health
  • Information needs, and experiences of women with advanced breast cancer
  • RadioMe: Using artificial intelligence to personalise live radio

Postgraduate research opportunities

There are many opportunities available for postgraduate study at the University of Plymouth. Please visit the postgraduate research studentships page for further information on EPSRC-funded health-related projects and details on how to apply.

Below are examples of projects connected to existing research, but we welcome applications in similar topics. Interested candidates should contact the respective academics listed below.

  • 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
For further information, please contact the supervisors listed.

Students with secured funding and interested in other topics in the general areas shown 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 the Centre for Health Technology