The Surgical Research Network offers a range of excellent opportunities for full-time research. Research can be towards a PhD, MD or masters degree.

Areas of study

Particular areas of interest are diseases of the gastro-intestinal tract and surgical nutrition, surgical infection and sepsis, orthopaedic joint replacement and cartilage metabolism. Although gastrointestinal and orthopaedic surgery is the largest groups there are active research programmes in otolaryngology, vascular surgery and urology. We have fostered links with a wide range of departments to enable multi-disciplinary research to be carried out and see the future of the research programme of the department growing through such links. Research projects in the field of pancreatitis, hereditary gastric cancer and joint replacement have exemplified this approach.

Surgical trainees are actively encouraged to work with us in developing and carrying out research degrees. The department has had considerable success in attracting College of Surgeons PhD scholarship funding. We are very willing to discuss with potential research students how they might be linked with appropriate supervisors and projects.

You can study Surgery in the following programmes:

What you will learn

Our research encompasses laboratory science, translational research and clinical trials.

Career opportunities

A PhD in Surgery student will already be employed within a DHB, take 3 years away from clinical work and will return back to clinical work once their PhD is completed.

More information

Welcome to the Department of Surgery