PhD Studentship: Ethics of Collaborative Global Health Research

The Ethox Centre, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford

Studentship start date: October 2010

Closing date for applications: 20 November 2009

The Ethox Centre is funded by a Wellcome Trust Enhancement Award to establish an international research network on the ethics of collaborative global health research. The Network, which is a joint initiative of the Ethox Centre in Oxford and the Wellcome-KEMRI Unit in Kilifi, Kenya, will build ethics expertise and capacity both in the United Kingdom and in developing countries – with a particular emphasis on building capacity at the Wellcome Trust’s Major Overseas Programme sites.  The research activities of the network are focussing on four themes: community engagement; global ethics governance; the ethics of research collaboration; and, the roles and responsibilities of research actors. The Network’s Principal Investigator is Professor Michael Parker.

Applications are invited for a Wellcome Trust studentship to carry out doctoral research on the ethics of collaborative global health research. The studentship will be held at the Ethox Centre, which is a research centre located in the Department of Public Health at the University of Oxford. More information about the Ethox Centre and its research programmes can be found at It is expected that the successful applicant will spend a significant proportion of the time of their studentship carrying out research in a developing country.

The successful applicant will carry out research in one of the Network’s four areas of interest, as outlined above.

Applicants must be eligible for admission as a probationer research student to the University of Oxford. Graduate studies entrance requirements available here.

Studentships will be for a fixed term of three years and will cover all fees plus an annual stipend at Wellcome Studentship rates (for 2010 this will be £18,685).

Further particulars and details of how to apply can be obtained from or by emailing:


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