Primary Care, Public Health and Health Services Research
Our PhD programme in Primary Care, Public Health, and Health Services Research provides research training in these fields to well qualified graduate students. Our principal investigators are able to provide supervision across a range of disciplines and empirical topics.
Disciplinary expertise includes statistics, epidemiology, and the social and behavioural sciences (sociology, health and decision psychology, anthropology, health economics). Empirical areas include stroke, diabetes, transplantation medicine, COPD, medical decision making, and translational research. Areas of methodological expertise include, randomised controlled trials of complex interventions, population registers and utilisation of large routine data sets, clinical research informatics and ethnography and qualitative methods.
Our graduate students are part of a thriving academic environment with local national and international links. Personal, professional and career development is embedded in the PhD programme. In addition to academic supervision provided by two supervisors, students have access to training provided by the King’s College London Researcher Development Programme. They are also expected to participate in the Division’s PhD Writing Seminar and PhD Student Seminar programme. Within the Division and in Research Centres across the College there is a number of seminar series in which graduate student participation is welcome.
Dr Christopher McKevitt leads the Health Practices and Understandings theme of the King’s Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Doctoral Training Centre (KISS-DTC).
Previous and current students have been funded by the Medical Research Council, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre training programmes, King’s College London studentships and medical charities.
How to apply
In the first instance, prospective students should make contact with potential supervisors for an informal discussion. A College application must be completed online and returned along with two academic references. For more information, please see King's College London Graduate School.
Current PhD students