Join a world-leading, cross-continental research team

The University of Exeter and the University of Queensland are seeking exceptional students to join a world-leading, cross-continental research team tackling major challenges facing the world’s population in global sustainability and wellbeing as part of the recently launched QUEX Institute. The joint PhD programme provides a fantastic opportunity for the most talented doctoral students to work closely with world class research groups and benefit from the combined expertise and facilities offered at the two institutions. This prestigious programme provides full tuition fees, stipend, travel funds and Research Training Support Grants to the successful applicants.

10 generous, fully-funded studentships are available for the best applicants, 5 offered by the University of Exeter and 5 by the University of Queensland. This select group will have the chance to study in the UK and Australia, and will graduate with a double degree from the University of Exeter and the University of Queensland.

Successful applicants will have a strong academic background and track record to undertake research projects based in one of the three themes of:  Physical Activity and Nutrition; Healthy Ageing; and Environmental Sustainability. 

Closing date 11 September 2017, with interviews in w/c 25 September 2017.  Start date in January 2018.

Specific research projects are listed under the themes below:

Hear University of Exeter academics talk about the research projects

Find out about the ‘Parkinson’s and Implicit Motor Learning (PIMLico)’ PhD project from Dr Vicki Goodwin MBE.

Hear more about ‘Concussion Care and Neuro-Recovery’ and Assoc. Professor Huw Williams’ work with the University of Queensland.

Dr Angela Gallego-Sala introduces her research on ‘Coastal Peatlands of Subtropical Eastern Australia’.