Prospective PhD students
LHA aims to recruit outstanding individuals;
talent and expertise are necessary ingredients but, as important,
are motivation and commitment.
Our doctoral students will use the new and existing data from
the NSHD data collection. They will have the opportunity to
contribute to cutting-edge research on life course epidemiology and
ageing, under the supervision of senior
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If you wish to discuss possible research topics and opportunities,
please contact Stephanie Pilling (Research Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org)
in the first instance.
The MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and
Ageing is a research department within the Institute
of Epidemiology and Health Care. Doctoral students will be
registered with this institute . If you have general
questions about studying within UCL please contact the
Graduate Tutors, Dr Anne McMunn (email@example.com +44 20
7679 1730) or Dr Annie Britton (firstname.lastname@example.org +44 20
Training and development are an integral part of the Unit
activities for students and staff alike, and are tailored to
individual experience, skills and needs.
LHA students acquire skills in all aspects of
the research process – from identifying the key hypotheses to test,
through data collection and curation, to analysis, interpretation
and dissemination of findings and policy implications to other
researchers, policymakers and the general public. In this way,
students acquire transferable and valued generic and specialist
skills that benefit their future research careers.
LHA aims to foster a challenging but
supportive and informal research environment. Students are jointly
supervised by two senior LHA scientists, or a LHA scientist and a
key specialist collaborator, and other specialists are drawn in as
required. Students benefit from in-house courses on statistical
methods for life course epidemiology.
A programme of LHA internal and external
seminars is organised, in addition to those offered at UCL.
Students give seminars presenting their projects at each stage of
development. International scientists who collaborate with the
research team give state of the art lectures.