Applications now open for joint PhD studentship with Imperial College

The University College of Osteopathy and Imperial College London are offering a full-time PhD studentship, funded through a grant from the Alan and Sheila Diamond Charitable Trust.

The studentship, entitled ‘Randomised placebo-controlled trial methods to test clinical effectiveness of non-pharmacological, non-invasive, interventions for neuropathic pain: design and feasibility’, is an innovative and exciting joint project between the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London and the UCO who has recently been awarded Partner Research Institution by Imperial College. The studentship is fully funded (stipend and Home/EU tuition fees) through a grant from the Alan and Sheila Diamond Charitable Trust. The successful candidate will be registered for an Imperial College PhD degree in the Faculty of Medicine and they will be based within the Pain Research Group at the Chelsea and Westminster campus. A strong and experienced multidisciplinary team of collaborators will supervise the student, led by Professor Andrew Rice, Principal Supervisor. 

Co-Supervisor Dr Jerry Draper-Rodi said:

“This is a rare opportunity for osteopaths and other allied health practitioners to be part of an international and multidisciplinary team in one of the top centres in neuropathic pain.”

The closing date for applications is 15 March 2019, with intended start date of 1 May 2019.

More detailed information about the studentship is available here. For further information, please contact Professor Andrew Rice at

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