King’s new Postgraduate Research strategy will grow our PhD community over the next ten years, attracting the very best students and providing the very best student experience. This is only possible if we offer high quality, funded training opportunities.Professor Rebecca Oakey, Dean for Doctoral Studies, Centre for Doctoral Studies
03 February 2020
King's announces new doctoral research and training centres
The three new Centres for Doctoral Training will foster the next generation of research leaders.
King’s has recently announced three new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT). This includes Data-Driven Health, Biological Physics and Surgical & Interventional Engineering. Each Centre will train twelve PhD researchers over the next three years.
This forms a key part of King’s postgraduate research strategy, which aims to develop the next generation of research leaders. Doctoral researchers will be trained to tackle research and innovation challenges in natural & mathematical sciences, engineering and health and will expand capacity in areas of King’s research excellence.
The Centres have already attracted additional external funding from industrial partners and research funders.
- The CDT in Data-Driven Health is led by Professor Richard Dobson and Dr Vasa Curcin. The Centre will incorporate additional students funded by both the Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and the Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust BRC.
- The CDT in Surgical and Interventional Engineering is led by Professor Seb Ourselin and Dr Christos Bergeles, and also incorporates additional students funded by the Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust BRC.
- The CDT in Biological Physics is led by Professor Sergi Garcia-Manyes.
Professor Reza Razavi, Vice President and Vice Principal Research, commented on the announcement: "Training tomorrow’s research leaders requires inspiring role models like our academics at King's."
"These three PhD programmes, embedded in vibrant research ecosystems at King’s and working in partnership with our Centre for Doctoral Studies, offer world class support and a tailored training portfolio designed to enable cohorts of students to fulfil their potential."
Further details, including scholarship application timelines, are available here.