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ARC-GM PhD Fellowships

Our PhD Fellowships are at the University of Manchester and cover a wide range of research topics with access to excellent training opportunities.

Our ARC-GM PhD Fellowships are at the University of Manchester and cover a wide range of research topics with access to excellent training opportunities.

We are committed to supporting the development of outstanding researchers wishing to conduct applied research that has the potential to deliver an impact on patients, public and policy regionally and nationally.

We work with world-leading academics to support our PhD Fellows.

ARC-GM  PhD Fellowship award holders:


Norina Gasteiger 

Full-time PhD Fellow (completed in Autumn 2023)

"Effective implementation of digital technologies: A realist evaluation of how virtual and augmented reality can help to up-skill home care workers in hand hygiene"



Christine Camacho

Part-time PhD Fellow

"Measuring community reslience at a population level"



Melissa Surgey

Full-time PhD Fellow

 "Commissioning form and function in place-baced health and care" 



Mia Bennion 

Full-time PhD Fellow


"Enhancing engagement with between-session work in Low Intensity Cognitive" Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based interventions



Yao Wei

Full-time PhD Fellow

"Evaluating the impacts of Greater Manchester devolution on population health"



Charlie Moss

Part-time PhD Fellow 

"An investigation of the relationship between socioeconomic statis, health and health care use: short and long term effects"



Barshana Goswami

Full-time PhD Fellow


"Patterns and determinants of formal social care receipt in England"



Helena Bilsborough

Full-time PhD Fellow

"Exploring factors influencing volunteer uptake in peer-volunteering active ageing interventions within Bangladeshi and Chinese communities"


Liwei Mou

Full-time PhD Fellow


"What is the solution to emergency department pressures?




Yang Yang

Full-time PhD Fellow

"Developing culturally appropriate promotion strategies to increase physical activity among older Chinese adults in the UK: a person-based approach




Danielle Harris

Full-time PhD Fellow


"Addressing the effects of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown deconditioning: Developing an intervention to increase physical activity for older adults from more socioeconomically deprived groups"



Schenelle Dilma

Full-time PhD Fellow

"Frailty progression and maintaining independence to age in place: can routine data help?"


Bibhusha Karki

Full-time PhD Fellow


"Co-development of a digital activity programme, Keep on Keep up (KOKU) for older South Asians"




Sally Hoodless

Full-time PhD Fellow

"Acceptability of teleconferencing-assisted implementation of FaME as an intervention for community-dwelling older men"



More information

If you would like further information about any aspect of our PhD Fellowships please contact:


Programme Manager

Dr Ross Atkinson 


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