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 2017

Information About Studentships

New Studentships

INSTITUTIONSupervisor(s)Research StudentYearProject TitleResearch Studentship Award date
UCL Institute of Child Health

Professor Andrew Copp

Co-supervisor Prof Nick Greene

Mr Evangelos Papastergios1stRole of integrin cell-surface receptors in neurulation and neural tube defects

Awarded November 2016 

To start October 2017

to end 30.09.2020

Biomedical Sciences, University of EdinburghProfessor Tom GillingwaterMs Ines Boehm1stAnatomy of a human synapse

Awarded November 2016 

To start October 2017

to end 30.09.2020

Centre For integrative Physiology, University of Edinburgh 

Dr Lyndsay Murray

Co-supervisor Dr Kosala Dissanayake

 Miss Alannah Mole1st Investigating the role of mitochondria in the protection of neonatal axons from injury

Awarded November 2016 

To start October 2017

to end 30.09.2020

Lancaster Medical School

Lancaster University

Dr Adam Taylor

Ms Rebecca Shepherd1stAn anatomical role for adipocyctes in normal and pathological bone formation

Awarded November 2015 

To start October 2017

to end 30.09.2020

Department of Craniofacial Development and Stem
Cell Biology, King’s College, London

Dr Albert Basson

Co-Supervisor-Dr Cynthia Andonaidou
Mr Alex Donovan2nd'Dissecting the causes of frontal cortex abnormalities in a mouse model for CHARGE syndrome'

Awarded November 2015

To start October 2016

To end 30.09.19

Anatomy, School of Biosciences, University of Edinburgh

University of Brighton and Sussex

Dr Gabrielle Finn

Joint Co-Supervisor- Prof Tom Gillingwater

Joint Co-Supervisor-Dr Claire Smith

Ms Siobhan Connolly2ndA mixed Methods Study of Designing and Developing a Standardised Anatomy Curriculum in Nursing Education

Awarded November 2015

To start October 2016

To end 30.09.19
Lancaster Medical School, University of LancasterDr Adam TaylorTBA2ndAn anatomical role for adipocytes in normal and pathological bone formation

Awarded November 2015

To start October 2017

To end 30.09.20
School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia (UEA), NorwichAssistant Professor Mohammad Hajihosseini

Co-Supervisor- Dr Jelena Gavrilovic
Ms Hannah Louisa Felstead3rd‘Characterisation of neural stem/progenitor cell identity, the dynamics, and the significance of postnatal neurogenesis in the mammalian cerebral cortex’Awarded November 2014

To start October 2015

To end 30.09.18
School of Life Sciences, University of NottinghamAssistant Professor Siobhan Loughna

Co-Supervisor- Dr Jeanette Woolard
Mr Chrysostomos Perdios3rd‘Mechanisms underlying abnormal epicardium formation in the developing heart’Awarded November 2014

To start October 2015

 To end 30.09.18
School of Biological and Biomedical Science, Durham UniversityProfessor Stefan Przyborski

Co-Supervisor - Dr Paul Hunt
Miss Lucy Anne Smith3rd ‘Modeling the Development of Human Tissues’Awarded November 2014

 To start October 2015

 To end 30.09.18
Department of Biomedical Science, University of SheffieldProfessor Tanya WhitfieldMr Davide Baldera3rd‘Morphogenesis of the semicircular canal system in the zebrafish embryo’Awarded November 2014

To start October 2015

To end 30.09.18