Our PhD students make a vibrant contribution to the Institute’s research environment, with their work aligned to our Programmes and Workstreams.Other staff.
Helen McArdle Nursing and Care Research Institute PhD Scholarship
Maria Freeman is the recipient of the 2022 Scholarship entitled ‘Exploring health inequalities in deprived populations in Sunderland’. This study is in collaboration with Sunderland City Council, with the findings having potential to inform strategies to improve the health and wellbeing of Sunderland.
Maria is a graduate of the University, with a BSc in Public Health and a wealth of experience working in health and with underserved populations. This work is aligned to our Health Inequalities Strategic Programme.
Hope Winch National Pharmacy Association PhD Scholarship
Kostas Pefanis is the recipient of the 2022 Scholarship which focuses on the role of community pharmacy and palliative care. Pharmacy practice is an established and integral focus of the Institute’s work, aligned to our Health Services Research Programme.
Kostas is a qualified Pharmacist, with an MPharm from the University of Sunderland.
Our other PhD Students
- Callum Tierney (School of Pharmacy)
- Sam Lucas (School of Art and Design)
- Julie Parrott (School of Nursing and Health Sciences)
- Inga Hamilton (School of Art and Design)
Our activity is enhanced by a team of experienced and interdisciplinary Research Associates, across a range of externally funded research and knowledge exchange projects.
- Abbey Fletcher
- Eva Masterman
- Lindsay Parkin
- Dawn Ridgway
- Jane Young
The Institute is governed through an Internal and an External Advisory Board, who support the strategic development of research and knowledge exchange activity.
Research Associates and Visiting Professors
The Institute’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Activity is supported by our Visiting Professors and Visiting Research Fellows internationally and nationally.