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 2020

Information About Studentships

New Studentships

 

INSTITUTIONSupervisor(s)Research StudentYearProject TitleResearch Studentship Award date
University of CambridgeDr Cecilia BrassettDr Chloe Swords1stMapping the variability in the microanatomy of the cochlea and its impact on cochlear function and on cochlea implant electrical stimulation spread in the auditory nerve

Awarded November 2019

To start October 2020

To end 30.09.23
Royal Veterinary College, London

Dr Imelda McGonnell

Co-Supervisor – Dr Claire Russell
TBAN/AGetting wires crossed: The role of the mircrobiome in lateral line development

Awarded November 2019

To start October 2020 (Deferred to 1.10.21)

To end 30.09.23
University of Oxford

Professor Zoltán Molnár

Co-Supervisor – Dr Anna Hoerder-Suabedissen

Miss Florina

Szabó
1stRole of Calcium Dependent neurotransmission in selected populations of cortical projection neurons in the distribution of Gabaergic interneurons

Awarded November 2019

To start October 2020

To end 30.09.23
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin

Professor Fergal O’Brien

Co-Supervisor - Dr Adrian Dervan

Mr Cian O’Connor1stDevelopment of biomimetic 3-dimensional spinal cord model system to study inflammation-mediated astrogliosis

Awarded November 2019

To start October 2020

To end 30.09.23
 King’s College London 

Professor Anthony Graham

Co-Supervisor – Dr Esther Bell
 Ms Rachel Bedwin 2ndSignalling pathways controlling the generation of the pharyngeal arches 

Awarded November 2018

To start October 2019

To end 30.09.22
 King’s College London 

Professor Jeremy Green

Co-Supervisor –

Professor Martyn Cobourne
 Ms Claire Piper 2ndMorphogenesis of the Molar Tooth 

Awarded November 2018

To start October 2019

To end 30.09.22
 

Aberdeen University

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
 

Regius Professor Simon Parson

Co-Supervisor – Dr Paul Brown
 Ms Hazel Allardyce 2ndis the extensive non-neuronal pathology reported in mouse models of Spinal Muscular Atrophy seen in post-mortem tissue from patients? A detailed morphological assessment 

Awarded November 2018

To start October 2019

To end 30.09.22
 

Birmingham University

Manchester University
 

Dr Susannah Thorpe

Co-Supervisor – Professor William Sellers
 Ms Charlotte King2nd Human Origins and the Ecomorphology of Tree Climbing 

Awarded November 2018

To start October 2019

To end 30.09.22
 University College LondonProfessor Claudio Stern Mr Adam Moverley 1st Dynamics of cell behaviour during somite formation 

Awarded November 2017

To start October 2018

To end 30.09.21 (Revised end date 30.09.23)

University of Cambridge

Dr Clare Baker

Mr Alexander Campbell

3rd

Identifying novel molecular mechanisms underlying lateral line sense organ development using an unbiased, comparative approach

Awarded November 2017

To start October 2018

To end 30.09.21

Imperial College, London

 

University of Bristol 

Dr Niamh Nowlan

 

Co-Supervisor – 

Dr Chrissy Hammond

Ms Josépha Godivier

3rd

How do bones acquire their shapes? Establishing a paradigm for the biology and mechanobiology of morphogenesis of synovial joints

Awarded November 2017

To start October 2018

To end 30.09.21

Royal Veterinary College, London

 

University of Manchester

Professor Andrew Pitsillides

 

Co-Supervisor – 

Professor Peter Lee

Ms Lucinda Evans

3rd

How does joint anatomy avoid cracking under pressure?

Awarded November 2017

To start October 2018

To end 30.09.21

UCL Institute of Child Health

Professor Andrew Copp

 

Co-supervisor Prof Nick Greene

Mr Evangelos Papastergios3rdRole of integrin cell-surface receptors in neurulation and neural tube defects

Awarded November 2016 

To start October 2017 (suspended)

to end 30.09.2021