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Development opportunities

Our research development opportunities include a variety of secondments, clinical academic fellowships and visiting fellowships. To discuss these options please see relevant research staff.

Doctoral programmes

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences MPhil/PhD Programme

A research degree allows you to develop your skills and contribute to internationally recognised research supported by skilled staff and a vibrant, cross-discipline research student community. The Faculty offers high quality training and research facilities that can be accessed by both part-time and full-time students, and all research students become part of the University's Graduate College, which runs a comprehensive programme of training sessions and workshops to give you the opportunity to acquire both research and transferable skills to advance your career. We complement this with research methodology courses, seminars featuring eminent academics, and the opportunity to present work at the Annual Faculty Research Student Symposium.

OxINMAHR supports a large cohort of PhD students who are funded via a variety of sources including: grant awards, scholarships and bursaries, industry sponsorship, and self-funding.

For all enquiries relating to research degrees, please contact:


Professional Doctorate in Nursing

The Professional Doctorate in Nursing (DNurs) is a part-time doctoral programme which is aimed at nurses who wish to remain in practice, develop research skills and knowledge with a peer group and experience our world class research institute OxINMAHR. 

The programme is focused for nurses who want to develop their knowledge and skills in research to enable them to become independent nurse researchers. The programme will enable nurses to develop research and leadership in practice through the application of higher level critical thinking knowledge and skills. 

Professional Doctorate in Midwifery

The Professional Doctorate in Midwifery (DMid) is a part-time doctoral programme designed to enable midwives to undertake doctoral level study whilst continuing in their current midwifery role. 

The programme aims to nurture independent, critically reflective and competent researchers who are equipped to lead and develop Midwifery research, either independently or as part of a team.

HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme Internships

The Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire region and Frimley ICS ICAP internship is delivered through the Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR), Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Oxford Brookes University.

This programme provides an introduction to a range of concepts and approaches relating to applied health research aimed at supporting Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHPs) interns to:

  • apply for an NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (PCAF)
  • apply for an NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship (CDRF)
  • work within a research team that will submit a proposal for funding

The funding also covers 100 hours of salary backfill per intern to release the interns from their employing NHS Trust. The intern is required to negotiate the 100 hours of “release time” with their clinical line manager (OBU to assist as appropriate). The programme is designed to be fully aligned with the intern’s current clinical practice (to start September 2021). 

For more information, please contact: