The Postgraduate Training platform aims to enrol the most exceptional candidates and nurture them to become the next generation of leaders in world-class asthma research.
The PhD studentships are further supported by the extensive infrastructure of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research. In addition to the UK-wide Postgraduate Training Scheme for Asthma Researchers, other platforms include methodological support (UK Methodology Service for Asthma Trials) and practical resources (UK Database of Asthma Research Volunteers, UK Asthma Observatory), structures for robust patient and public involvement (UK Forum for PPI in Asthma Research) and imaginative, proactive dissemination supported by a Knowledge Exchange lead.
The varied studentships cut across all research programmes of the Centre, and across our strategic supporting platforms. See below for details of all current PhD studentships.
Find out more about the current cohort of PhD students - and their projects.
Our current PhD students form a vibrant and active group - though they are based at various locations around the UK. Each of our PhD students are undertaking a unique project in the field of applied asthma research, and have supervisors from at least two member institutions.
Affiliate students have been formally adopted by the Centre. They must be based in one of our member institutions, and be working on a study that aligns with our programmes of work and/or platforms. Benefits of being an affiliated PhD student include access to the post-graduate training scheme.
We have directly leveraged increased funding for asthma research and brokered collaboration between clinicians, researchers and policy makers.
Some studentships are funded directly by Asthma UK as part of the core funding of the Centre. Others are funded though matched institutional/government/health board support. There are new opportunities for PhD students across the UK to become formally affiliated to the Centre; which should further enhance research development and UK-wide collaboration.
All our PhD students and early career researchers benefit from the support and training of the Postgraduate Training Platform.