Meet our supervisors
Our supervisors welcome enquiries from prospective students either about our suggested projects of if you have your own research idea. For general support, please contact our Postgraduate Training Officer.
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We encourage all prospective students to enquire with one of our supervisors before submitting an application. This is to ensure that your research ideas fit with our criteria and core themes outlined, and can increase your chances of a successful application.
Key contact for general enquiries
NIHR Senior Investigators
The National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigators are among the most prominent and prestigious researchers funded by the NIHR and the most outstanding leaders of patient and people-based research within the NIHR community. We have several in this department who supervise students:
What do our supervisors have to say about our students?
DPhil students are the future generation of research leaders. The questions they're asking will help generate tomorrow's evidence base. They challenge traditional perspectives, questions their supervisors' assumptions and adapt tired methodologies creatively. Best of all, they get together and generated new interdisciplinary synergies. In doing so, they push us senior academics to acknowledge that the cutting-edge research we did a few years ago is now yesterday's evidence. We all gain from their intellectual excitement and their future orientation. - Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences
For me, having DPhil students is very rewarding. They bring new ideas and enthusiasm to the department and make a huge contribution to the outputs of our research group. I believe supervising DPhil students makes you a better academic and has benefited my own career progression. - James Sheppard, University Research Lecturer
Graduate students are a key part of our academic strategy of investing in the research capacity in academic primary care. Some of you will make use of your time with us to launch successful independent academic careers and we hope that the very best of you will want to compete in that career at Oxford. And even if a glittering academic career is not your main aim in seeking to complete a DPhil with us, the opportunities for personal thinking and development through a graduate studentship are very worthwhile. - Richard Hobbs, Head of Department