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 2021

Information About Studentships

New Studentships

 

      
INSTITUTIONSupervisor(s)Research StudentYearProject Title

Research Studentship Award date

 

 

University of LiverpoolDr Simon Keller
Co-Supervisors
Dr Thomas Butts
Dr Antonella Macerollo
Mr Jibril Osman Farah
Ms Bethany Facer 1st In-vivo dissection of white matter pathways in Parkinson's disease: tracking progressive degeneration and biomarkers of treatment Awarded November 2020
To start October 2021
To end 30.09.24
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)  Dr Oran Kennedy Mr Meric Goker 1st Advanced Synovial Microneedle Technology for Drug Delivery to Prevent Post Traumatic Osteoarthritis

Awarded November 2020
To start October 2021
To end 30.09.24

 

King’s College London Dr Isabelle Miletich
Co-Supervisor- Professor Karen Liu
TBA 1st
year
Deferred
Molecular mechanisms of normal parotid gland development and variations

Awarded November 2020
To start October 2021(Deferred to 1.10.22)
To end 30.09.24 (amended finish date 30.09.25)

 

University of Cambridge Dr Katherine Hughes
Co-Supervisor – Professor Clare Bryant
Mr Benjamin Davies 1st Myoepithelial and immune cell dynamics in the mammary terminal duct lobular unit during postnatal development

Awarded November 2020
To start October 2021
To end 30.09.24

 

University of Cambridge Dr Cecilia Brassett
Co-Supervisor Professor Manohar Bance
Dr Chloe Swords 2nd Mapping the variability in the microanatomy of the cochlea and its impact on cochlear function and on cochlea implant electrical stimulation spread in the auditory nerve

Awarded November 2019
To start October 2020
To end 30.09.23

 

Royal Veterinary College, London Dr Imelda McGonnell
Co-Supervisor – Dr Claire Russell
Ms Emily Young 2nd Getting wires crossed: The role of the the microbiome in lateral line development

Awarded November 2019
To start October 2020 (Deferred to 1.10.21)
To end 30.09.23 Revised end  date 30.09.25

 

University of Oxford Professor Zoltán Molnár
Co-Supervisor – Dr Anna Hoerder-Suabedissen
Miss Florina
Szabó
2nd Role of calcium dependent neurotransmission in selected populations of cortical projection neurons in cortical development

Awarded November 2019
To start October 2020
To end 30.09.23

 

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin Professor Fergal O’Brien
Co-Supervisor - Dr Adrian Dervan
Mr Cian O’Connor 2nd Development of biomimetic 3-dimensional spinal cord model system to study inflammation-mediated astrogliosis

Awarded November 2019
To start October 2020
To end 30.09.23

 

 King’s College London  
Professor Anthony Graham
Co-Supervisor – Dr Esther Bell
 Ms Rachel Bedwin  3rd year deferred Signalling pathways controlling the generation of the pharyngeal arches

Awarded November 2018
To start October 2019
To end 30.09.22
Revised end date 30.09.23

 

 King’s College London  
Professor Jeremy Green
Co-Supervisor –
Professor Martyn Cobourne
 Ms Claire Piper  3rd Morphogenesis of the Molar Tooth  

Awarded November 2018
To start October 2019
To end 30.09.22

Revised end date 31.03.23

 

 
Aberdeen University
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
 
Regius Professor Simon H. Parson
Co-Supervisor – Dr Paul Brown
 Ms Hazel Allardyce  3rd Is 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
Revised end date 31.03.23

 

 
Birmingham University
Manchester University
 
Professor Susannah Thorpe
Co-Supervisor – Professor William Sellers
 Ms Charlotte King 3rd Human Origins and the Ecomorphology of Tree Climbing  

Awarded November 2018
To start October 2019
To end 30.09.22
Revised end date 31.03.23

 

 University College London Professor Claudio Stern  Mr Adam Moverley  2nd  Dynamics of cell behaviour during somite formation

Awarded November 2017
To start October 2018
To end 30.09.21 Revised end date 30.09.23

 

University of Cambridge Dr Clare Baker Mr Alexander Campbell 4th 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
Revised end date 31.03.22

 

Imperial College, London. UCD from December 2020

University of Bristol 
Professor  Niamh Nowlan

Co-Supervisor – 
Dr Chrissy Hammond
Ms Josépha Godivier 4th 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
Revised end date 31.03.22

 

Royal Veterinary College, London

University of Manchester
Professor Andrew Pitsillides

Co-Supervisor – 
Professor Peter Lee
Ms Lucinda Evans 4th How does joint anatomy avoid cracking under pressure?

Awarded November 2017
To start October 2018
To end 30.09.21
Revised end date 31.03.22

 

UCL Institute of Child Health Professor Andrew Copp

Co-supervisor Prof Nick Greene
Mr Evangelos Papastergios 2nd Role of integrin cell-surface receptors in neurulation and neural tube defects

Awarded November 2016 
To start October 2017 (suspended)
to end 30.09.2021
Revised end date 30.09.23