PhD - End of Life Care in the emergency department

End of Life Care in the emergency department

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences,
Oxford Brookes University


Dr. Helen Aveyard

Professor Debra Jackson

Dr Helen Walthall

Clinical Collaborator

Professor Catherine Stoddart, Chief Nurse, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


Even though ED is an environment associated more with maintenance of life, some patients die there. ED is a high tech, fast-moving and noisy environment, and may not meet the needs of patients at end-of-life or their families. There is a need to develop, deliver and evaluate an effective model of end-of-life care that can be delivered in the high tech ED environment. 

For further information about the research project please contact Professor Debra Jackson on

Applicants should be of the highest quality and capable of submitting a PhD thesis within 4 years alongside undertaking clinical duties within the trust. The successful applicant’s should have a first class or upper second class (minimum 2.1) honours degree from a Higher Education Institution in the UK or an acceptable equivalent qualification from a recognised Higher Education Institution. A Master’s degree with research methods training and/or evidence of the skills required for higher research study would be desirable. 

Please see the main OUH Studentships page for the full requirements and application process.