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 2016

Information About Studentships

New Studentships

INSTITUTIONSupervisor(s)Research StudentYearProject TitleResearch Studentship Award date
Department of Craniofacial Development and Stem
Cell Biology, King’s College, London

Dr Albert Basson

Co-Supervisor-Dr Cynthia Andonaidou
Mr Alex Donovan1st'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

CME, Medical School, University of Edinburgh

University of Brighton and Sussex

Dr Gabrielle Finn

Joint Co-Supervisor-Dr Michael Ross

Joint Co-Supervisor-Dr Claire Smith
Ms Siobhan Connolly1stA 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
Lancaster Medical School, University of LancasterDr Adam TaylorTBA1stAn anatomical role for adipocytes in normal and pathological bone formation

Awarded November 2015

To start October 2017

To end 30.09.20
School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia (UEA), NorwichDr Mohammad Hajihosseini

Co-Supervisor- Dr Jelena Gavrilovic
Ms Hannah Louisa Felstead2nd ‘Characterisation of neural stem/progenitor cell identity, the dynamics, and the significance of postnatal neurogenesis in the mammalian cerebral cortex’Awarded November 2014

To start October 2015

To end 30.09.18
School of Life Sciences, University of NottinghamAssistant Professor Siobhan Loughna

Co-Supervisor- Dr Jeanette Woolard
Mr Chrysostomos Perdios2nd‘Mechanisms underlying abnormal epicardium formation in the developing heart’Awarded November 2014

To start October 2015

 To end 30.09.18
School of Biological and Biomedical Science, Durham UniversityProfessor Stefan Przyborski

Co-Supervisor - Dr Paul Hunt
Miss Lucy Anne Smith2nd ‘Modeling the Development of Human Tissues’Awarded November 2014

 To start October 2015

 To end 30.09.18
Department of Biomedical Science, University of SheffieldDr Tanya WhitfieldMr Davide Baldera2nd‘Morphogenesis of the semicircular canal system in the zebrafish embryo’Awarded November 2014

To start October 2015

To end 30.09.18
Neural Development Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health, LondonDr Alan Burns

Co-Supervisor – Dr Thapar Nikhil
Mr Ben Jevans3rd‘Biology and therapeutic potential of enteric nervous system stem cells for spinal cord repair’Awarded November 2013

To start October 2014

 To end 30.09.17
 
Department of Anatomy, Royal College of Surgeons in IrelandDr Garry Duffy Co-Supervisor –Professor Fergal O’BrienMs Laura Gallagher3rd ‘Decoding the Extrinsic Regulation of Cardiac Stem Cell Fate in Cardiovascular Disease’.Awarded November 2013 To start October 2014
To end 30.09.17
Graduate Entry Medical School, Faculty of Education and Health SciencesUniversity of LimerickLimerick, Ireland(originally at UCC)Professor Kieran McDermott
             
Co-Supervisor –Dr Gerrard O’Keeffe (UCC)
Ms Rebecca Anderson3rd‘Investigation of the cellular and molecular consequences of maternal inflammation on the cytoarchitecture of the developing spinal cord’.Awarded November 2013 To start October 2014
To end 30.09.17
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of OxfordProfessor Zoltan Molnar Co-Supervisor –Dr Anna Hoerder-SuabedissenMs Kim Korrell3rd‘The role of calcium dependent neurotransmission in axon pathfinding and axon maintenance of specified cortical pyramidal neuron populations’.Awarded November 2013 To start October 2014
To end 30.09.17