MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health
- About Us
- Cohort Studies
- Statistical Resources
- Education & Training
- Data Management
Wilhelmine’s academic career started with a degree in chemistry, but has lead her - via an HIV laboratory in Tanzania and a Masters in the Control of Infectious Diseases - to an MRC studentship at the MRC CECH. More >
PhD students at the centre come from a range of different disciplines, united by their drive to improve child health and wellbeing. Jenny Woodman’s research career started with a degree in English. More >
The centre has up to a dozen supervised doctoral research students at any one time, some part-time and some full-time. Four of the current studentships were awarded as part of our MRC Centre, reflecting our emphasis on training and developing researchers.
The next generation of leading researchers
One of the centre’s aims is to build research capacity in paediatric epidemiology and statistics for the future, and to encourage interdisciplinary research. We welcome applications for studentships from a variety of backgrounds, including clinical, statistical, community and public health.
The centre values its PhD students and aims to provide opportunities that attract top quality candidates and that allow students to get the most from their time here.
Training courses and events
Our students have access to excellent training courses in research skills and statistics both through the Institute of Child Health and the UCL Graduate programme. They benefit from being able to attend UCL seminars, discussion groups and lectures across a range of related disciplines.
Within the centre there are regular student-led journal club meetings and internal seminars in which students are encouraged to participate.
Students can use UCL's extensive library and electronic journals, and are given their own work space and full access to our research facilities.
Students also use epiLab, the centre’s secure computing system that makes it possible to collect and manage research data more effectively. Statistical support is also readily available and most PhD students will have a statistician as primary or secondary supervisor.
People and expertise
We strive to create a supportive and friendly environment for our students, encouraging them to take advantage of the opportunities that are available from working with leading researchers in child health. Having a multidisciplinary staff gives our students the opportunity to discuss and explore different approaches to research.
Opportunities to extend your experience
We encourage our students to disseminate their research and to take opportunities to attend and present at workshops and conferences or to teach. We support their PhD research, but take a long-term view that during their time at the centre they also need to be supported in developing their career and their networks as a researcher.
Find out more about our current PhD students or what our past PhD students have gone on to achieve.
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