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The PhD Research Scholarships we are currently funding are as follows: 

Click on the links to read more about each of these projects.

Mental Health Research UK PhD Scholarship 2023 – Health Inequalities and Mental Illness.

University College London - Examining the causes of health & social inequalities in major psychiatric disorders: causal inference methods in epidemiology applied to longitudinal data

Student: Alua Yeskendir

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John Grace QC PhD Scholarship 2023


University of Oxford - Economic Model of Psychosis using Actual Treatments and Health outcomes (EM-PATH)

Student: Ed Penington

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John Grace QC PhD Scholarship 2022

Cardiff University - New approaches in precision psychiatry: Exploring genomic markers and linked health records to predict symptom improvement and drug response in schizophrenia. 

Student: Siobhan Lock


COVID -19 PhD Scholarship 2022

King's College London - Racial inequalities in mental health help-seeking among young people in the covid-19 context.

Student: Esther Putzgruber




Eating Disorders in Young People PhD Scholarship 2021

University College London - Early childhood adversities and its risk to eating disorders.

Student: Jane Hahn

Fieldrose Charitable Trust PhD Scholarship 2021

Cardiff University - Integrating microarray and sequencing data to identify rare risk and protective genetic variants for schizophrenia.

Student: Sophie Chick



John Grace QC PhD Scholarship 2021

Bath University - Feeling de-humanised by distressing psychotic voices: Developing our understanding and psychological therapy.

Student: Tom Jenkins

Psychological Trauma: Understanding risk, building resilience PhD Scholarship 2021

King's College London - Understanding risk and building mental health resilience after childhood psychological trauma: focus on the subjective experience.

Student: Oonagh Coleman

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Children and Young People’s Mental Health PhD Scholarship 2020


Cardiff University - Identification of factors promoting sustained good mental health in children of depressed parents

Student: Eglė Padaigaitė

John Grace QC PhD Scholarship 2020

King's College London - Neural mechanisms of positive symptoms in first-episode and prodromal psychosis.

Student: Samuel Knight



Mark Robinson MRCVS PhD Scholarship 2020

University of Manchester - Developing participant-informed methods for acceptable and safe research into suicidal experiences

Student: Kerry Hozhabrafkan


Mental Health Research UK PhD Scholarship 2020

University of Nottingham - Understanding pathways to self-harm and suicide ideation in high risk young people: an unmissable opportunity for suicide prevention.

Student: Katherine Bird

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Anxiety and Depression in Older People PhD Scholarship 2019

University of Sussex - Predicting development and treatment of common mental disorders in older adults.

Student: Alexandra Schmidt

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Children and Young People PhD Scholarship 2019

King's College, London - Imagine a brighter future: Development of a school-based positive imagery intervention to target anhedonia in adolescents.

Student: Taryn Hutchinson

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The Sylvia and Christine Wastall PhD Scholarship 2019

University of Bristol - The association between childhood language development and adolescent psychotic experiences in a general population sample. 

Student: Sarah Hemingway

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John Grace QC PhD Scholarship 2019

University of Cambridge - Targeting medial prefrontal cortex brain networks implicated in hallucinations.

Student: Samantha Mitchell


John Grace QC PhD Scholarship 2018

University College London - Can genomics enhance care and quality of life in psychosis?  Investigating the cost-effectiveness of pharmacogenomics in mental health.

Student: Noushin Saadullah Khani

Publications by MHRUK PhD students, past and present (November 2019)


Application form for open access publication of research results: Open Access publications application form1.docx

Click on the link below to view our students publications

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