PhD: Exploring the long-term health impacts of COVID-19

This study will provide vital data regarding the recovery of patients with COVID-19 and will assist with health preparedness in the future.

Project description

COVID-19 represents a substantial challenge to our health system. In patients who present with severe disease, there is a greater likelihood of hospitalisation, admission to intensive care and subsequent ventilation. The PhD candidate will undertake a series of studies to explore the physical and mental health consequences in those diagnosed with COVID-19.

Studies will involve: systematic review, prospective observational study, a nested intervention and economic analysis. 

Tenure: Four years


The candidate should be a motivated individual who is passionate about child health and equality. The successful candidate will need to have good communication skills and work well with a team.

Minimum requirements:

  • Msc/MCh minimum or equivalent health professional qualification.
  • English teaching language requirements are listed here.

Desirable candidate specifications include:

  • Qualitative research methods
  • Systematic review training and experience
  • Clinical experience
  • Experience of engaging with patients/public in research

Application process

Please apply with an up-to-date CV, a 500-word statement outlining your interest in and suitability for the position, and contact details of two referees to

Successful candidates will be able to attend a virtual interview if they wish.

Important dates

  • Closing date for applications is June 2021.
  • Shortlisting will take place in July 2021
  • Interviews take place in August 2021
  • The position will begin in October 2021