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PhD students

A key aim of the NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC is to build further capacity in primary care safety research at early stages of translation within and between research and practice communities.

We recruited and directly funded six PhD students between 2012 and 2017 to work on research topics including:

  • procedural violations in pharmacy;
  • patient and public involvement for black and minority ethnic (BME) groups;
  • care pathway assessments across different health information systems.

Our funding for 2017 to 2022 will support PhD students in all research themes, with additional PhD students from within the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health in health economics.

In addition, two PhDs will be funded by The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and one PhD will be funded by CLAHRC East Midlands.

Our students

Name: Ahmed Ashour
Based in: Division of Pharmacy and Optometry
PhD project title: Identifying and developing non-technical skills in community pharmacy to improve patient safety.

Name: Lukasz Cybulski
Based in: Division of Psychology and Mental Health
PhD project title: Nonfatal self-harm, suicide and other causes of premature death among general practitioner-registered patients diagnosed with mental disorders that are commonly treated in primary care

Name: Beatriz Rubio Huete
Based in: Centre for Health Economics
PhD project title: What is the economic impact of mental health policies and services that are intended to reduce suicide rates?