New doctoral research and training centres

King’s College London recently announced three new centres for doctoral training (CDT), forming a key part of its postgraduate research strategy.

new ctd centresThe centres involve organisations across King’s Health Partners and have already attracted additional external funding from industrial partners and research funders:

  • The CDT in Data-Driven Health, now calling for PhD studentships, is led by Professor Richard Dobson and Dr Vasa Curcin. The Centre will incorporate additional students funded by both the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust BRC. For more details on how to apply for Data-Driven Health PhD studentships take a look at the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust BRC website
  • the CDT in Surgical and Interventional Engineering is led by Professor Seb Ourselin and Dr Christos Bergeles, and also incorporates additional students funded by the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust BRC
  • The CDT in Biological Physics is led by Professor Sergi Garcia-Manyes, King’s College London.

These three new centres add to King’s College London’s two existing CDT’s in Smart Medical Imaging and Safe and Trusted Artificial Intelligence funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Professor Rebecca Oakey, Dean for Doctoral Studies, Centre for Doctoral Studies, King’s College London, said:

King’s College London’s new Postgraduate Research strategy will grow our PhD community over the next ten years, attracting the very best students and providing the very best student experience. This is only possible if we offer high quality, funded training opportunities.

Professor Reza Razavi, Vice President and Vice Principal Research, King’s College London, and Director of Research at King’s Health Partners, commented on the announcement:

Training tomorrow’s research leaders requires inspiring role models like our academics at King's College London.
These three PhD programmes, embedded in vibrant research ecosystems at King’s College London and working in partnership with our Centre for Doctoral Studies, offer world class support and a tailored training portfolio designed to enable cohorts of students to fulfil their potential.

Further details, including scholarship application timelines, are available on the King’s College London website.