Dr Zahid Asghar - Programme Leader
Dr Zahid Asghar is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Care. He is an experienced mathematical modeller and medical statistician. His subject specialisms include health bioinformatics, global population health, infectious disease epidemiology, health and wellbeing, pre-hospital ambulatory care, and quality improvement.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to MPhil/PhD Health and Social Care Research Opportunities
Research Areas, Projects and Topics
The School is happy to consider research ideas in all areas of health and social care, and will endeavour to support prospective students wherever it can reasonably do so in terms of supervision capacity and expertise.
Below are some of the research areas where members of the team have particular expertise and would be happy to take on new students:
- Health economics
- Healthcare workforce planning and development
- Trauma, critical, and emergency care
- Pre-hospital care
- Mental health
- Hospital acquired infections
- Health inequalities
- Teaching and learning in health and social care
- Nurse education
- Public health and health promotion
- Inter-professional education and multi-agency working
- Sexual and reproductive health
- Service evaluation, transformation and quality improvement
Examples of recent research projects include:
- Prevalence of mental health disorder in a probation population.
- Self-management in people living with and beyond cancer in a rural and urban setting.
- Improving pain management in pre-hospital care.
- Supporting asylum seekers through effective social work practice. A case study in Sao Paulo.
Career and Personal Development
Students may choose to continue to build their research skills by pursuing a research career in either the academic or non-academic sectors. A wide range of industries and organisations look to employ graduates with research and analytical skills and the ability to manage complex and large scale projects.
If you are already in employment, successfully gaining your PhD may open up new opportunities and routes to progression.
How You Study
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2022-23
How to Apply
Applications should be made through the online system. This can be accessed through the 'Apply Now' button.
Students will need to submit a research proposal that outlines their proposed topic of study, the rationale for their research question, and an indication of the research methods that will be used. We strongly encourage applicants to make contact with the School’s Postgraduate Research Lead or Postgraduate Research Administrator prior to application as they will be able to provide further advice and information about potential supervisors.
Research at Lincoln
Our research themes cover a unique set of areas, reflecting our role as a civic university and our aspirations to become thought leaders.
There are opportunities to get involved in exciting research projects by applying for a studentship.
Supporting your Research
Support is available across the University, offering a friendly, creative, and academically challenging research environment.