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 2019

Information About Studentships

New Studentships

 

INSTITUTIONSupervisor(s)Research StudentYearProject TitleResearch Studentship Award date
 King’s College London 

Professor Anthony Graham

Co-Supervisor – Dr Esther Bell
 Ms Rachel Bedwin 1stSignalling pathways controlling the generation of the pharyngeal arches 

Awarded November 2018

To start October 2019

To end 30.09.22
 King’s College London 

Professor Jeremy Green

Co-Supervisor –

Professor Martyn Cobourne
 Ms Claire Piper 1stMorphogenesis of the Molar Tooth 

Awarded November 2018

To start October 2019

To end 30.09.22
 

Aberdeen University

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
 

Regius Professor Simon Parson

Co-Supervisor – Dr Paul Brown
 Ms Hazel Allardyce !stis the extensive non-neuronal pathology reported in mouse models of Spinal Muscular Atrophy seen in post-mortem tissue from patients? A detailed morphological assessment 

Awarded November 2018

To start October 2019

To end 30.09.22
 

Birmingham University

Manchester University
 

Dr Susannah Thorpe

Co-Supervisor – Professor William Sellers
 Ms Charlotte King1st Human Origins and the Ecomorphology of Tree Climbing 

Awarded November 2018

To start October 2019

To end 30.09.22
 University College LondonProfessor Claudio Stern Mr Adam Moverley 1st Dynamics of cell behaviour during somite formation 

Awarded November 2017

To start October 2018

To end 30.09.21

(Interruption approved 21.10.19  to 20.10.20. To recommence20.10.20)

University of Cambridge

Dr Clare Baker

Mr Alexander Campbell

2nd

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

2nd

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

2nd

How does joint anatomy avoid cracking under pressure?

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 Papastergios2ndRole 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 Boehm3rdAnatomy 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 Mole3rdInvestigating degeneration in morphologically distinct forms of axonal degeneration

Awarded November 2016 

To start October 2017

to end 30.09.2020

Lancaster Medical School

Lancaster University

Professor Adam Taylor

 

 

Ms Rebecca Shepherd3rdAn anatomical role for adipocyctes in normal and pathological bone formation

Awarded November 2015 

To start October 2017

to end 30.09.2020

Anatomy, School of Biosciences, University of Edinburgh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University of Brighton and Sussex

Professor 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 Connolly4thAnatomy for Nurses: A core syllabus

Awarded November 2015

To start October 2016

To end 30.09.19

Revised end date 01.09.2020 notified to 21.06.19 Council under AOB