The University of Brighton offers interdisciplinary study across a range of allied health and health care practitioners. Research students play an important role in developing, changing and improving clinical practice.
PhD students are provided with a forum for discussion of research activities, for sharing expertise in methods and research approaches and to offer support to all those undertaking or wishing to undertake research in this area. We support all members associated with the area in their research activities, help colleagues with conference presentation preparation, with research planning and publication activities as well as grant applications.
We have links with clinicians and other academics at the University of Brighton and also invite doctoral students to attend the discussion areas. The profile of the area includes midwives, nurses, physiotherapists, podiatrists, occupational therapists, sports scientists and osteopaths. We also collaborate with staff from other parts of the university, for example, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and with departments in other universities together with clinicians and managers locally.
As a Physiotherapy PhD student, you will take an active role in a range of intellectual and social activities within the school. Students are encouraged to meet for informal discussions and supportive activities and on an annual basis for research conference/celebrations. We value all personal input from researchers and those interested in becoming researchers, and those who are interested to find out more about research and share ideas and knowledge.
Your work will be aligned with one or more of the Research and Enterprise Groups (REGs) at the School of Health Sciences:
or with our Centre of Research and Enterprise Excellence (CORE), the Centre of Resilience for Social Justice
Students with research in sexuality and gender focus may also be aligned with the Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender.
The Brighton Doctoral College offer a training programme for postgraduate researchers, covering research methods and transferable (including employability) skills. Attendance at appropriate modules within this programme is encouraged, as is contribution to the schools’ various seminar series. Academic and technical staff also provide more subject-specific training.
We welcome applications across a number of physiotherapy related research themes:
- Musculoskeletal therapy and rehabilitation
- Exercise prescription and health
- Posture and mobility
- Efficacy of therapeutic interventions/approaches