Four-year Wellcome PhD studentships in Public Health Economics and Decision Science


Applications for admission in 2023 are now open! For information on how to make an application, please visit our ‘Apply‘ page.


We seek to train the next generation of researchers in conducting high-quality analysis of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of complex multi-component public health interventions and policies to reduce non-communicable or chronic diseases. In 2019, we were awarded funding from Wellcome for five cohorts of seven top-calibre PhD students to work on some of the most pressing public health challenges. We will be recruiting the next cohort of PhD students in Autumn 2023 – information on how to apply can be found here

Chronic disease accounts for a large proportion of the burden of disease in high-income countries…

Much of this burden is due to powerful ‘upstream’ determinants…

Upstream determinants have a complex interaction with ‘downstream’ behavioural factors…

Together, upstream and downstream factors form a complex system of interdependent influences.


About the programme


Why Sheffield?


Year One


Years Two-Four