Research Degrees


PhD Applications

Prior to  submission of your on-line application we suggest you browse the people and research pages on this website to determine whether there is a potential supervisor within IGH who shares similar interests to you.  You can also send a short research proposal and CV to Therese Hesketh who can help you identify a potential supervisor.  If you have identified a potential supervisor already you may contact them directly.

Once a potential supervisor has been identified we may interview you either in person or over the phone. It is expected that your research ideas will change over the first year of your PhD but you are required to submit a proposal as part of the application process.

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Examples of degree topics

Below are examples of research degree topics from current and previous students with contact details provided where available.

Current Topics

How Do Women’s Groups Work: Community Mobilisation for Neonatal and Maternal Health in Rural Malawi
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Nutrition, Body Composition and Anthropometric Status of HIV- infected Adults: A Case Study of Refugees and Host Nationals in Uganda
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Factors affecting nutritional status and eating behaviours in Saudi Arabian adolescent girls
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The effectiveness of a community-based key-informant surveillance system in measuring vital events in Malawi
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The effects of antenatal micronutrient supplementation and current air pollution on growth and lung function in 8-10 year old children
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Investigation of the benefits of women’s groups in Malawi via adapted quality of life measurement, best-worst scaling choice-experiments and contingent valuation
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Clean Delivery Practices and Perinatal Sepsis in Rural South Asia
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Private health providers and perinatal health care in vulnerable urban areas of Mumbai
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Assessing the potential of community mobilisation with women’s groups to improve child growth among underserved tribal communities of Eastern India
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Food security, food prices and affordability of a nutritionally adequate diet in rural plains Nepal: impact of the global food price crisis on the poor
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Impacts of Intra-slum Migration Within Mumbai's Urban Slum Communities
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A Method To Design Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Foods For The Management Of Malnutrition
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The Processes of the Policies to Prevent Congenital Syphilis and other Mother-to-Child Transmitted Infections in China
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Previous Topics

Early infant feeding and neonatal survival in Nepal: Breastfeeding, colostrum and discarding of the first milk
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Size at birth: an examination of meaning and usefulness, a prospective study of a cohort of infants born in Nepal
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The Lives of Malawian Nurses: the stories behind the statistics
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The international diffusion of new technology
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Public service delivery in Nigeria using an ethnographic methodology
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Ethnographic study of disabled teenagers
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Reducing maternal and neonatal deaths in rural Malawi: Evaluating the impact of a community based women’s group intervention
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Understanding the effect of a participatory intervention with women's groups to improve maternal and neonatal health in rural Nepal
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Developing a hierarchy of needs for Type 1 diabetes
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The management of feeding difficulties in children with cerebral palsy in Bangladesh
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Improving the treatment of severe acute malnutrition in childhood: a randomized controlled trial of synbiotic-enhanced therapeutic food with long term follow-up of post-treatment mortality and morbidity
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Verbal Autopsy for Stillbirth and Neonatal Deaths -Comparing Population Cause Specific Mortality Fraction Using Two Methods
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Perceptions of participation and inclusion among adolescents with disabilities: experiences from South India
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