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The Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing is delighted to be piloting a new initiative focused on supporting and developing doctoral students from all four faculties of Durham University working in the broad area of health-related research. We are inviting expressions of interest from doctoral students to join our doctoral training programme.

Our Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) consists of a series of activities and events, including but not limited to Interdisciplinary Health-Related Research Workshops, a Mentoring Scheme, Training Need Analyses, Career Planning and Employability Development, and Research Conferences.

Through being involved, students will not only receive additional support and development opportunities beyond their department but also connect with other students and researchers from different academic disciplines working in health-related research. The programme will offer mentorship and practical guidance on the possibility of interdisciplinary research on health and their pathways to implementation.

We are looking for doctoral students who are undertaking health related research with current or future potential for interdisciplinary knowledge exchange. This is our first doctoral training initiative and if successful, we would seek to expand this approach as a wider developmental offer in future years. The first cohort therefore has the opportunity to help shape what could become an exciting innovation in fostering interdisciplinary research in health.

In applying, candidates will commit to these general principles:

  • To form an inclusive, diverse, interdisciplinary group who are willing to learn together and share experience and expertise
  • Commitment to participation and completion of agreed activities and events
  • Creating a safe space for open and honest discussion
  • Willingness to collaborate and offer support to others in the programme

Criteria:

  • Doctoral students working in the broad area of health-related research
  • Doctoral students who are on their first year of study 
  • In applying to the programme doctoral students will commit to the principles outlined above

 

For Further details please see the below information

DTP Curriculum

Expression of Interest to Participate Form

If you have any questions please contact Zach Lee.