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Muscle biopsy under a microscope © Rob Judges / Oxford University Images

This three-year programme is tailored specifically to the needs of talented clinicians who aspire to a career in academic medicine or clinical psychology. The course is also known as the DPhil in Biomedical and Clinical Sciences programme.  Successful applicants will work towards a DPhil within one of three streams which are in basic sciences, mental and cognitive health, and translational/experimental medicine.

Read the full Doctoral Training Fellowship Scheme for Clinicians course information on the University of Oxford admissions website.  N.B. A list of supervisors that are affiliated with this programme can be found below, however please note this is not a definitive list - any suitably qualified MSD supervisor may supervise fellows on the programme.

Core funding for the programme is provided by the Wellcome Trust.  In 2021 we have five Wellcome Trust fellowships available which will cover course fees at the home rate, a clinical salary, and a research consumables allowance of £15,000 per annum.




The following researchers are affiliated with this programme

Colin J Akerman

Professor of Neuroscience

Abtin Alvand

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery and Consultant Knee ...

Tal Arnon

Associated Professor

Frances Ashcroft

Research Professor

David Beard

Professor of Musculoskeletal and Surgical Science

Esther Becker

Visiting Associate Professor of Neurobiology

David Bennett

Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology

Shoumo Bhattacharya

Paul Bowness

Professor of Experimental Rheumatology

Christopher Buckley

Kennedy Professor of Translational Rheumatology and Director of Clinical ...

Francesca Buffa

Professor of Computational Biology and Cancer Genomics

Zameel Cader

Director of the Oxford Headache Centre and Director of StemBANCC

Andrew Carr

Head of Department

Barbara Casadei

British Heart Foundation (BHF) Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Keith Channon

Field Marshal Earl Alexander Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Robin Choudhury

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Alex Clarke

Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow

Mark Coles

Professor of Immunology

Gary Collins

Interim Director of CSM and Professor of Medical Statistics

Cyrus Cooper

Professor of Musculoskeletal Science, University of Oxford

Matthew Costa

Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

Cathy Creswell

Professor of Developmental Clinical Psychology

Kay Davies

Emeritus Professor of Genetics

Peter Donnelly

Lynn Dustin

Professor of Immunology and Virology

Michael Dustin

Professor of Molecular Immunology

Claire Edwards

Associate Professor of Bone Oncology

Nigel Emptage

Professor of Synaptic Pharmacology

Vanessa Ferreira

British Heart Foundation (BHF) Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Russell Foster

Head of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology and the Sleep and Circadian ...

Elaine Fox

Professor of Psychology & Affective Neuroscience

Daniel Freeman

Professor of Clinical Psychology

Fiona Powrie FRS

Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences and Director of the Kennedy Institute

Lars Fugger

Professor of Neuroimmunology

Dominic Furniss

Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Antony Galione

Statutory Professor of Pharmacology

Richard Gibbons

Professor of Clinical Genetics

Siôn Glyn-Jones

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Philip Goulder

Professor of Immunology

Ulrike Gruneberg

MRC Senior Research Fellow

Audrey Gérard

KTRR Senior Research Fellow

Mark Hankins

Professor of Visual Neuroscience

Maria Harkiolaki

Principal Beamline Scientist

Catherine Harmer

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Paul Harrison

Professor of Psychiatry

Douglas Higgs

Emeritus Professor

Adrian Hill

Lakshmi Mittal and Family Professorship of Vaccinology

Georg Holländer

Hoffmann and Action Medical Research Professor of Developmental Medicine

Philippa Hulley

Associate Professor

Sarosh Irani

MRC Senior Clinical Fellow | Honorary Consultant Neurologist

Yoshi Itoh

Associate Professor and Principal Investigator Cell Migration Group

Kassim Javaid

Associate Professor

Heidi Johansen-Berg

Director of the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging

Luke Jostins

Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Fredrik Karpe

Professor of Metabolic Medicine

Paul Klenerman

Sidney Truelove Professor of Gastroenterology

Anjali Kusumbe

Group Leader

Willem Kuyken

Sir John Ritblat Family Foundation Professor of Mindfulness and Psychological ...

Sarah Lamb

OCTRU Co-Director

Chris Lavy

Professor of Orthopaedic and Tropical Surgery and Consultant Orthopaedic and ...

Paul Leeson

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Belinda Lennox

Professor of Psychiatry

Ngee Han Lim

KTRR/ARUK Research Fellow & NDORMS Undergraduate Research Coordinator

Victoria Bajo Lorenzana

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Raashid Luqmani

Professor of Rheumatology

Robert MacLaren

Professor of Ophthalmology

Peter J. Magill

MRC Programme Leader

Masliza Mahmod

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Jane McKeating

Adam Mead

Professor of Haematology

Kim Midwood

Professor of Matrix Biology

Thomas Milne

Associate Professor of Haematology

Jelena Bezbradica Mirkovic

KTRR Senior Research Fellow

Claudia Monaco

Professor of Cardiovascular Inflammation

David Murray

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Jagdeep Nanchahal

Professor of Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Claus Nerlov

Professor of Stem Cell Biology

Stefan Neubauer

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Julia Newton

Consultant Rheumatologist

Charles Newton

Cheryl & Reece Scott Professor of Psychiatry

Chris Norbury

Professor of Molecular Pathology

Chris O'Callaghan

Udo Oppermann

Professor of Molecular Biology

Antony Palmer

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Rebecca Park

Associate Professor and Hon Consultant Psychiatrist

Kyle Pattinson

Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Sir Andrew Pollard

Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity

Andrew Price

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Daniel Prieto-Alhambra

Professor of Pharmaco- and Device Epidemiology

Amar Rangan

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Peter Ratcliffe

Jonathan Rees

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Science

Paul Riley

BHF Professor of Regenerative Medicine & Chair of Development and Cell Biology

Peter Robbins

Professor of Physiology

Irene Roberts

Emeritus Professor of Paediatric Haematology

Patrik Rorsman

Professor of Diabetic Medicine

Paul Salkovskis


Stephen Sansom

Associate Professor

Anna Schuh

Director of Molecular Diagnostics

Andrew Sharott

MRC Programme Leader

Michael Sharpe

Professor of Psychological Medicine

Anna Katharina (Katja) A Simon

Professor of Immunology

Rebeccah Slater

Professor of Paediatric Neuroscience

Matthew Snape

Associate Professor in Paediatrics and Vaccinology

Charlotte Stagg

Professor of Human Neurophysiology

Simon Stanworth

Associate Professor of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine

Alan Stein

Head of Group, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Kevin Talbot

Head of Department and Professor of Motor Neuron Biology

Peter Taylor

Norman Collisson Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences

George Tofaris

MRC Senior Clinical Fellow, Honorary Consultant Neurologist

Irene Tracey

Nuffield Chair in Anaesthetic Science

Elizabeth Tunbridge

Associate Professor

Martin Turner

Professor of Clinical Neurology & Neuroscience

Irina Udalova

Professor of Molecular Immunology

Holm Uhlig

Professor of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Group Head / PI and Hon Consultant ...

Anton van der Merwe

Tonia Vincent

Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology

Paresh Vyas

Professor of Haematology

Vladyslav Vyazovskiy

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Richard Wade-Martins

Principal Investigator

Angus Wann

KTRR/VersusArthritis Research Fellow

Hugh Watkins

Radcliffe Professor of Medicine and Head of Department

Kate Watkins

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Fiona Watt

Departmental Senior Research Fellow

Andrew Wilkie

Nuffield Professor of Pathology

Richard Williams

Associate Professor

Matthew Wood

Professor of Neuroscience

Kanmin Xue

Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow

Application Deadline

Closed to applications for 2021-22 entry.  

Supported by

  • Wellcome Trust (primary funding body)
  • NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre

Further Information