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Richard Peto, Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, at the NDPH Annual Symposium

NDPH DPhil students can access a wide range of resources offered by the Department, the Medical Sciences Division and the wider University, to obtain the skills they need to become outstanding population health researchers.

Departmental resources

Research Student Group (RSG)

All research students in the Department are members of the RSG and are encouraged to take part in its activities including opportunities to:

  • Attend and present at regular DPhil Seminars.
  • Attend and present at journal clubs chaired by senior members of the Department.
  • Join fellow students for monthly tea and coffee afternoons, and termly social events.
  • Attend structured peer support sessions run by trained NDPH DPhil peer supporters.
  • Contribute to the NDPH Student Blog.
  • Volunteer as student representatives on Departmental and Divisional committees, and help to organise the RSG’s activities, or act as mentors for new students.

MSc Global Health Science and Epidemiology Resources

All NDPH DPhil students have access to the MSc course virtual learning environment which includes audio podcasts of MSc lectures. They are invited to join the MSc students for regular masterclasses with experts in global health science and it may be possible for some students to sit in on MSc lectures or modules where permission is granted from the MSc Course Directors.

Student poster prize

The Department holds an annual poster prize to which all current NDPH DPhil students are invited to submit posters.  A prize fund of £500 is available to the winner(s).

Early Career Researcher Network (ECRN)

All DPhil students and post-doctoral staff are invited to attend the termly events organised by ECRN to discuss issues affecting early career researchers. In addition to providing a wide range of information to support career development, it also provides an opportunity to network with other research staff in the department.

Departmental seminars and events

All students are invited to a range of Departmental seminars and events including:

  • The NDPH Annual Symposium
  • The Richard Doll Seminars
  • The Athena SWAN seminars.

 Medical Sciences Division Resources:

Oxford Medical Science Skills Training

University Resources:

Skills training and professional development opportunities: