Aine Aventin Global Sexual and Reproductive Health; Relationship and Sexuality Education; Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health; Maternal Sexual and Reproductive; Maternal Mental Health; Gender Inequalities in Sexual and Reproductive Health
Bronagh Blackwood I welcome expressions of interest to undertake a PhD from candidates with a healthcare background. My fields of interest are: critical care, particularly in the area of mechanical ventilation and delirium; intensive care survivorship; translating evidence into practice; and clinical trial core outcome set development.
Breidge Boyle Dr Boyle is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- All aspects of neonatal and children's health
Malcolm Brown Open to PhD candidates with an interest in: Supportive Care; Exercise for prehabilitation / rehabilitation; Exercise Physiology.
Christine Brown Wilson Professor Brown Wilson is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Older person’s nursing and dementia care, including support of carers and staff education. Qualitative approaches welcome.
Current Funded PhD Opportunity: Embedding Digital Health Knowledge, Capabilities and Attributes into University Nursing Curriculum: a cross cultural study is currently available.
Gillian Carter Dr Carter is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- The needs of carers of individuals living with a chronic illness
- The development of peer led interventions using the Experience Based Co Design.
Karen Galway Suicide prevention and postvention
Supporting people bereaved after suicide
Improving the evidence base for mental health services
Digital mental health
Workplace mental health
Co-design and implementation science methodologies
Kevin Gormley Health Care Policy; Older People; Chronic and Enduring Ill-health
Anne Grant Dr Grant is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Maternal mental health
- Intervention design and evaluation, especially in relation to improving services for families when parents have mental illness and/or substance use problems.
All methodological approaches welcome.
Isobel Maria Healy Dr Healy is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
Promoting physiological birth and positive birth experiences
Implementation of evidence based guidelines in the provision of midwife-led care
Knowledge translation of evidence into midwifery practice
Understanding women and health care providers experience of maternity care
Claire Kerr Open to MSC/PhD applications in paediatric neurodisability and rehabilitation
Helen Kerr Dr Kerr is open to PhD applications in the fields of:

- Interventions and evaluations to improve the transition from children’s to adult services

-Oncology and palliative care nursing

- Innovative educational interventions
Mark Linden Projects relating to children, adolescents and young adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities, particularly in relation to education and criminal justice.
Maria Lohan Professor Lohan is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Gender and Health
- Men, Sexual Health, Reproduction and Parenting
- Intervention design and evaluation
- All methodological approaches welcome.
Lynne Lohfeld Dr Lohfeld is open to wide-ranging PhD applicants from candidates with a background in global public health and/or health services research. They should have an interest in learning (if needed) and conducting a project using a mixed-methods or qualitative research design.

Her fields of interest include:
- reducing the impact of breast or children's cancers
- adult or pediatric palliative care
- blindness prevention.

Previous research experience is desirable but not essential.
Fiona Lynn Dr Lynn is open to PhD applicants interested in exploring the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions to improve outcomes in health and wellbeing for parents, children, families and communities.
All methodological approaches welcome.
Lynne Marsh Dr Marsh is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities
- Intellectual disability nursing
- Fathers’ and families' experiences of children with intellectual disabilities
All methodological approaches welcome.
Karen McCutcheon Dr McCutcheon is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Educational research
- Clinical supervision
- Curriculum development
- Nursing leadership
- Ophthalmic and perioperative practice
Jennifer McGaughey Dr McGaughey is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Management of acute deterioration
- Critical care education
- Family and patient involvement in escalation of care
- Development of online educational resources
- Feasibility testing of protocols/ interventions to improve sleep, dysphasia and delirium in ICU
Jennifer McNeill Dr McNeill is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Maternal and child health and midwifery specifically in relation to practice, education or improving clinical outcomes.
Patricia McNeilly Dr McNeilly is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Children, young people and their families' experiences of living with disability
- Complex and palliative care needs
- Public Patient Participation
Methodological approaches include creative and participatory approaches to researching with children and qualitative methodologies.
Gary Mitchell I have an interest in the following topics and methods -
Care of Older People, Care Homes, Dementia, Delirium, Frailty, Parkinson's Disease, Palliative Care, Oral Health, Communication, Restrictive Practice, Oncology, Oral Chemotherapeutic Treatments, Nursing Education, Asynchronous Approaches to Education, Digital Education, Ethnography, Grounded Theory, Qualitative Research, Mixed-Methods Research, Systematic Reviews and Scoping Reviews.
Helen Noble Dr Noble is open to PhD applications in the fields of:

- Improving systems of care for patients with end-stage kidney disease
- Mindfulness
- Interventions to improve quality of life including mindfulness and arts based interventions.
Peter O'Halloran Dr O'Halloran is open to PhD applications in the fields of;
- Palliative care
- Chronic illness
Oliver Perra Dr Perra is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Charting, monitoring, and understanding the development of learning and behaviour of term and pre-term infants
- Interventions to improve term and pre-term infants’ learning and social learning skills
- Developmental outcomes of Cerebral Palsy children
Gillian Prue Dr Prue is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Supportive and palliative care, with a particular interest in exercise
- Exercise training in ovarian cancer
- Pre-habilitation in lung cancer
- Exercise to enhance the effectiveness of radiotherapy
Joanne Reid Professor Reid is open to PhD applications in the fields of cachexia in chronic illness and health services
Katherine Rogers Dr Rogers is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Bioscience education for healthcare professions
- Cancer-related projects particularly those with a treatment/pharmacology or epidemiological focus
Olinda Santin Dr Santin is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Psycho-oncology
- Development of supportive and psychological supports for patients and carers
- Understanding the health and social care needs of minority groups
Chantal Ski Dr Ski has a keen interest in a broad range of psychosocial aspects of cardiovascular health, RCTs and mixed methods. With much experience in systematic reviews and eHealth, Dr Ski is most interested in evidence-based cutting edge projects that impact on practice.
David Thompson I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation
- Health-related quality of life measurement
- Psychological and social interventions in cardiovascular disease
Mary Traynor Simulation Based Education; Values Based recruitment eg MMIs; OSCE; Clinical Assessment