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The UCL Division of Psychiatry is a major national and international centre for the study of aetiology and management of mental health problems. It has a large postgraduate community, with strong relationships between senior staff, postgraduate students and researchers. Our multidisciplinary group supervises quantitative and qualitative; social psychology, psychiatry, epidemiology and sociology studies.
Students will be supported to develop a doctoral project in one of our areas of expertise, which include:
- Development and testing of psychosocial interventions to improve outcomes, well-being and experiences of care among mental health service users
- Quality of life among adults with severe mental health problems, including the roles of housing, loneliness and social support, physical illness and violent victimisation and bullying.
- Social determinants of mental health and relationships between ethnic group, gender, sexuality and mental health.
- Quality of life, mental health, wellbeing and care and treatment of people with dementia and their family carers; and elder abuse.
- The clinical and social needs of people with advanced dementia and psychological treatment in advanced cancer.
Students who enter as 1+3 will study for one of our MScs [https://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychiatry/study-here]. PhD students will be supported by a supervisory panel of 3-4 academics with differing, relevant expertise, and an individual mentor.
How to apply: Please contact Claudia at an early stage if you intend to submit an application. We would also encourage you to contact potential supervisors in your proposed area of study [https://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychiatry/study-here/researchdegrees].