Doctoral study in Medicine

Why study with us?

  • A doctoral qualification in medicine provides the opportunity for experienced medical clinicians to undertake advanced study and research which can be directly applied toward clinical and practice issues.
  • Doctoral research enables candidates to provide leadership in the profession through their advancement and dissemination of knowledge.  

Research opportunities

A doctorate may enhance your career opportunities and, for those with a medical degree, may support an application for further study. Research is often collaborative and ranges from biomedical science through to clinical trials and population health. 

We welcome research proposals in topics relating to the following specialisations:

  • Heart health research
  • Neurology
  • Endocrinology
  • Diabetes
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Bone research
  • Respiratory disease

Our people

Pursue your topic with us and benefit from exceptional standards of support and supervision from internationally recognised researchers.

Professor Phillippa Poole

Research interests: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), medical education
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Professor Warwick Bagg

Research interests: Endocrinology, medical education
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Professor Alan Barber

Research interests: Stroke
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Professor Jill Cornish

Research interests: Bone and joint research
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Professor Nicola Dalbeth

Research interests: Rheumatology, gout
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Professor Robert Doughty

Research interests: Heart health
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Professor Des Gorman

Research interests: Health workforce, occupational medicine
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Professor John Kolbe

Research interests: Cystic Fibrosis, other respiratory conditions
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Scholarships and awards

You may be eligibile for a scholarship when you decide to pursue doctoral study.

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Contact us

Do you want to chat further about your studies? Contact us using the details below.

Phone

+64 9 923 4888

Email

fmhs@auckland.ac.nz

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