PhD studies with the Public Health Institute

Expert supervision in a broad range of areas

We have a diverse range of staff with a wealth of expertise in a variety of health and applied social science disciplines to support students through their studies.

We provide an excellent environment in which to develop and supervise MPhil and PhD students and have a thriving postgraduate research programme where students are seen as a valued and integral part of the research culture. Expert-based supervision can be offered on a range of topics and areas including alcohol; drugs; violence; sexual health; tobacco; obesity; injury; population health; intelligence and surveillance; environment and sustainability; paramedicine and international public health.

Get in touch with us if you are interested in pursuing a PhD.

Current PhD Studies

Below you'll find some examples of current PhD studies:

  • Studies currently being undertaken by our 30+ PhD students include:
  • Development of interventions to reduce harms associated with anabolic steroid use in the general population
  • Experiences of persons with disabilities during Nepal earthquake 2015: A qualitative study
  • Study of the growth of ‘hedonistic intoxication’ and pursuit of deliberate drunkenness as characteristics of university students’ drinking styles
  • Cross-cultural exploration of the ways people in the UK and USA use geo-spatial networking dating apps to find same-sex partners
  • Exploring the role professional You Tubers play in young people’s health behaviour and identity in the UK
  • Investigating sexualised drug use among LGBT people
  • Investigation into the effect of second-hand smoke on children’s fitness
  • Alcohol use by nightlife patrons in the UK and Brazil: a comparative study
  • Exploring the social dimensions and public health consequences of sex tourism in the context of PrEP in England
  • The motivations, sexual behaviours and public health implications of sex tourists travelling to Thailand: a contemporary grounded theory framework