The Centre for Doctoral Studies is a university-wide professional services centre with responsibility for the postgraduate research student experience.
Our mission: equipping research students to excel.
We do this by setting and enhancing standards, providing support and training, and improving provision for postgraduate students across King's. Our focus is on four key areas:
Support – improving support services & providing timely and useful information
Funding – attracting and resourcing research students
Training – offering high quality personal, professional, academic, & career development opportunities
Community – nurturing a collaborative & welcoming environment for all research students
|Dean for Doctoral Studies
|| Prof Rebecca Oakey
|Deputy Dean for Doctoral Studies
|| Prof Peter Heather
|Director of Research Talent
|| Dr Nigel Eady
|Associate Director Postgraduate Policy & Operations
|| Dafina Ward
|Head of Doctoral Partnerships Development & Delivery
||Dr Oksana Kasyutich
Centre for Doctoral Studies support staff
The primary focus of the postgraduate and Centre for Doctoral Studies support team is to manage, administer and provide support for strategic developments in areas including: support for the postgraduate student experience, postgraduate funding, new postgraduate research initiatives and regulatory matters for postgraduate research degrees.
Associate Deans for Doctoral Studies
The Centre for Doctoral Studies works closely with staff from academic faculties and central departments. The Faculty Associate Deans for Doctoral Studies are responsible for postgraduate research students at individual faculty level.
Vice Deans Doctoral Studies
| Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
||Prof Sarah Byford
| Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care
||Dr Wladzia Czuber-Dochan
|Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences
||Prof Agi Grigoriadis
| Faculty of Social Sciences & Public Policy
||Dr Jill Hohenstein
| Dickson Poon School of Law
||Mr Perry Keller
| Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences
||Dr Jean Alexandre
| Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
||Dr Claire Wells
| Faculty of Arts & Humanities
||Dr Áine McMurtry
| King's Business School
||Prof Jonathan Hindmarsh
If you are interested in applying for a postgraduate research programme (MPhil, PhD, doctorate) at King's, please consult the "How to Apply" page in the postgraduate prospectus and use the search tool to find your course.
For any other general enquiries, please call the King’s central enquiries number: +44(0)20 7836 5454 to find the relevant department or contact.
Centre for Doctoral Studies Contacts
The Centre for Doctoral Studies offices and resources are based within the Waterloo Bridge Wing, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus.
Address: Floor 5, Waterloo Bridge Wing, Franklin Wilkins Building, 150 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH.
Visit the Waterloo campus.