PhD program

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) signifies that the holder has undertaken a substantial piece of original research which has been conducted and reported independently under academic supervision and is externally examined. PhD candidates produce an 80,000 to 100,000 word thesis.


The normal duration of candidature is three years for full-time candidates with the possibility of two six-month extensions. Part-time candidates have a term of six years to complete their thesis with the possibility of two twelve-month part-time extensions.


Dr Ian McRae

  • Health economics
  • Health financing arrangements
  • Health policy

Dr Kathryn Dwan

  • Medical and nursing profession (including practice nursing)
  • Social elements of e-health
  • The impact of computers on the doctor-patient relationship

Dr Nasser Bagheri 

  • Spatial analysis of chronic conditions
  • Risk mapping of non-communicable diseases
  • GIS and primary health care
  • Health informatics in primary health care



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