Research Degrees (PhD)

The Centre for Global Mental Health specialises in providing high quality PhD training opportunities in topics related to Global Mental Health, and offers students a broad range of possible PhD supervisors to gain the skills they will need for a career in mental health research. The research projects are mainly based in low and middle income countries, with supervision provided locally as well as by academics based in the UK.

Students register at either the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London, or the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), depending on which institution their lead supervisor is based.  Joint supervision across institutions is possible, although students will be registered at only 1 institution (the institution of their lead supervisor), and will receive their degree from this institution.

Research Areas

Staff in the CGMH work on the following themes

  • Dementia and disorders of old age
  • Depression and Anxiety 
  • HIV and Depression
  • Adolescent mental health

Application steps

Application steps

1. Clarify your research topic

2. Identify a prospective supervisor

3. Identify how your research degree will be funded

4. Draft your research proposal outline

5. Check that you meet, or are expecting to meet the institutions general entry requirements

6. Check the application deadlines associated with your chosen programme

7. Apply online using the instituitons application portal