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Please note that applications for the 2025 cohort will open in late August 2024

You can either apply to undertake one of the projects listed here or propose your own research project.

The projects listed below are for information only and will be subject to change before applications open.

There are various PhD projects available across consortium members. If you are interesting in undertaking one of the proposed projects, you will need to reach out to the lead supervisor and work with them on your application. We advise you do this no later than 6 weeks before the deadline.

Students who devise their own doctoral projects are strongly advised to discuss their proposed studies with their proposed supervisors and must have agreement from their proposed primary supervisor upon submission of their application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to confirm that you have discussed your proposal with your supervisory team.

Projects available at University of Bristol

Project title Lead supervisor
The management of young people's mental health in primary care Dr Charlotte Archer (

Proposed projects available at University of Exeter

Project Title Lead Supervisor
 Adaptation and evaluation of the FaME programme in older people in assisted living facilities Prof Vicki Goodwin (

 Proposed projects available at Keele University:

Project title Lead supervisor
The impact of primary care clinical risk prediction tools on management to prevent new morbidity  Prof Kelvin Jordan (

Proposed projects available at University of Nottingham:

Project title Lead supervisor
Exploring the care pathway to diagnosis for people with bullous pemphigoid 

Dr Sonia Gran (

Identifying core instruments for inclusion in the core outcome set for research in lichen sclerosus (CORALS)  Prof Kim Thomas

Proposed projects available at University of Oxford:

Project Title Lead Supervisor
Where there is no pharmacist: technological solutions for medicines supply in underserved locations Prof Trish Greenhalgh (
Perceptions of healthcare fairness Prof Sue Ziebland (

Proposed projects available at Queen Mary University of London:

Project title Lead supervisor
Understanding the role of offline and online social networks in asthma management through quantitative social network assessment Dr Anna De Simoni
Evaluation of social prescribing: a mixed methods study  Dr Victoria Tzortziou Brown (
Uncovering the disease trajectories of atrial fibrillation: a machine learning approach Prof Jianhua Wu (
Defining opportunities for timely and equitable dementia diagnosis Dr Charles Marshall (
Improving medication reviews from the inside out: a linguistic ethnographic study in general practice  Dr Nina Fudge (
Understanding Implementation of Behaviour change in the National Health Check Programme  Dr Liz Steed (
Digital self-management interventions for those with early onset type 2 diabetes 

Dr Jamie Ross (

The implementation of clinical guidelines for periodontal treatment in primary care   Prof Eduardo Bernabe (
How can we improve inclusion in primary care research for ethnically minoritized people through training and capacity building for academic and community researchers? Dr Ratna Sohanpal (
Increasing the capacity and quality of assisted technology (AT) in primary care to better support patients with long term conditions live more independently for the long term. Dr Ratna Sohanpal (
Enhancing palliative care management in Primary care Dr Megan Armstrong (
Understanding and optimising management of cancer risk in symptomatic patients with possible bladder and kidney cancer Dr Yin Zhou (

Proposed projects available at University College London:

Project title Lead supervisor
How can speech and language therapists best collaborate with primary care practitioners to support personalised dementia care planning?   Dr Sarah Griffiths (
Sexual Health Dr Julia Bailey