Table of Currently Funded PhD Studentships

The Anatomical Society supports cutting edge modern research through a series of fully funded research studentships.  Each studentship is focused on a specific project associated with anatomical science.  Studentships are awarded on a competitive basis annually and only members of the Society can apply.  Projects that are currently funded are shown in the table below.  Click on any of the project titles below for more information.

Research Studentships effective at 1st October 2018

Information About Studentships

New Studentships

 

INSTITUTIONSupervisor(s)Research StudentYearProject TitleResearch Studentship Award date

University of Cambridge

Dr Clare Baker

Mr Alexander Campbell

1st

Identifying novel molecular mechanisms underlying lateral line sense organ development using an unbiased, comparative approach

Awarded November 2017

To start October 2018

To end 30.09.21

Imperial College, London

 

University of Bristol 

Dr Niamh Nowlan

 

Co-Supervisor – 

Dr Chrissy Hammond

Ms Josépha Godivier

1st

How do bones acquire their shapes? Establishing a paradigm for the biology and mechanobiology of morphogenesis of synovial joints

Awarded November 2017

To start October 2018

To end 30.09.21

Royal Veterinary College, London

 

University of Manchester

Professor Andrew Pitsillides

 

Co-Supervisor – 

Professor Peter Lee

Ms Lucinda Evans

1st

How does joint anatomy avoid cracking under pressure?

Awarded November 2017

To start October 2018

To end 30.09.21

University College London

Professor Claudio Stern

Mr Adam Morley

1st

Dynamics of cell behavior during somite formation

Awarded November 2017

To start October 2018

To end 30.09.21

UCL Institute of Child Health

Professor Andrew Copp

 

Co-supervisor Prof Nick Greene

Mr Evangelos Papastergios1stRole of integrin cell-surface receptors in neurulation and neural tube defects

Awarded November 2016 

To start October 2017 (suspended)

to end 30.09.2021

Biomedical Sciences, University of EdinburghProfessor Tom GillingwaterMs Ines Boehm2ndAnatomy of a human synapse

Awarded November 2016 

To start October 2017

to end 30.09.2020

Centre For integrative Physiology, University of Edinburgh 

Dr Lyndsay Murray

 

Co-supervisor Dr Kosala Dissanayake

 Miss Alannah Mole2nd Investigating the role of mitochondria in the protection of neonatal axons from injury

Awarded November 2016 

To start October 2017

to end 30.09.2020

Lancaster Medical School

Lancaster University

Dr Adam Taylor

 

 

Ms Rebecca Shepherd2ndAn anatomical role for adipocyctes in normal and pathological bone formation

Awarded November 2015 

To start October 2017

to end 30.09.2020

Department of Craniofacial Development and Stem
Cell Biology, King’s College, London

Dr Albert Basson

 

Co-Supervisor-Dr Cynthia Andonaidou
Mr Alex Donovan3rd'Dissecting the causes of frontal cortex abnormalities in a mouse model for CHARGE syndrome'

Awarded November 2015

To start October 2016

To end 30.09.19

Anatomy, School of Biosciences, University of Edinburgh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University of Brighton and Sussex

Dr Gabrielle Finn

Joint Co-Supervisor-

Dr Michael Ross from 1.10.16 to 30.09.17.

1.10.17 succeeded by Professor Tom Gillingwater

 

Joint Co-Supervisor-Dr Claire Smith

Ms Siobhan Connolly3rdA mixed Methods Study of Designing and Developing a Standardised Anatomy Curriculum in Nursing Education

Awarded November 2015

To start October 2016

To end 30.09.19
School of Biological and Biomedical Science, Durham UniversityProfessor Stefan Przyborski

Co-Supervisor - Dr Paul Hunt
Miss Lucy Anne Smith4th ‘Modeling the Development of Human Tissues’Awarded November 2014

 To start October 2015

 To end 31.03.19