What Our Students Say

What Our Students Say

"The MRC SPHSU's reputation for innovative and current public health research is what attracted me to applying for a PhD here. Students are working beside core research staff, making your PhD feel much more like a part of your career, encouraging a more serious yet exciting attitude towards your PhD. It also allows for you to be able to speak to a wide variety of research specialists and learn about exciting new projects."

Lauren White
1st year PhD student


"I was attracted to studying at the SPHSU because I felt that it was a place that is dedicated to producing research that is aimed at making a real improvement in people's lives. Being a part of a unit with so many different strands of research going on means that you are always exposed to new ideas and ways of thinking about research"

Ian MacNeill
1st year PhD student


"This is an amazing place to be a PhD student because you have access to very supportive and approachable world leading experts in many areas of research fields, all under one roof. The PhD programme at SPHSU gives you a world-class environment and very generous resources to develop yourself as a researcher. In addition to your research and hands-on supervision, there are many other training and development opportunities including international seminars and meetings"

Sheela Tripathee
2nd year PhD student


"The sense of community amongst the students in the unit is strong - everyone is always on hand with support and advice. Being part of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing has introduced me to much of the wider work going on and has allowed me to form relationships with researchers from different disciplines, but with similar interests"

Oonagh Robison
3rd year PhD student

MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit