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Research Study

Professional Doctorate in Health and Wellbeing (DHW)

The doctorate is aimed at professional colleagues in practice and encourages research through work based activities that focus on the professional needs of the individual and the organisation.

Feedback from current students

"The programme so far has exceeded my expectations!"

"I like the maturity and honesty in the relationship with other students and tutors"

"Peer support within the group is brilliant and has been facilitated by the use of action learning sets"

A word from the module leader

“We aim to provide effective support to participants to contribute creatively to their field of practice. Individuals are encouraged to develop a wide range of skills and abilities including research design, research techniques, constructive critique and the demonstration of originality”

Apply for the professional doctorate study with CHSCI

For further information on applying for professional doctorate study, please email or apply online

PhD in Health & Wellbeing  


The Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement has dedicated doctoral study facilities with excellent facilities which are available to all doctoral level students:

  • Hot desking facilities
  • Social Interaction space
  • Loaning of equipment such as lap tops
  • Opportunities to engage with other students
  • Photocopying/printing
  • Kitchen area
  • Research collaboration possibilities

Further Information

To find out mor about the professional doctorate you can download the programme overview for the Professional Doctorate in Health and Wellbeing Flyer .

Apply for PhD study with CHSCI

For further information about applying for PhD study please email or apply online

Our students

Our PhD students form a diverse group and make an important contribution not only to the vitality of the Institute’s research culture, but also to its reputation. To know more about the kinds of research our PhD students are involved with, watch the videos below: 

Opeyemi Odejimi talking about her PhD research in health service users, carers and higher education.

Our staff

Professor Magi Sque talking about PhD supervision and her research in loss, bereavement and end of life care.