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NDORMS provides opportunities for biomedical sciences masters students to perform their fourth year extended research projects in a thriving academic environment.

biomedical sciences FHS PART c extended research projects at NDORMS

As part of the biomedical sciences course, students may elect to perform a research-intensive fourth year masters course. This will enable them to gain experience in an academic research environment over the course of a 23 week project that they design and implement under the guidance of a supervisor.

Information for supervisors

As a supervisor of a biomedical sciences Part C extended research project you must be committed to supervise an in-depth project lasting 23 weeks. Please read the Guidance for Supervisors for more information. Note that fourth year students will have completed an FHS project in the second year of their studies.

Briefly, as a supervisor you must ensure that:

  • You are eligible to supervise a research project (e.g. graduate students cannot supervise FHS students alone but can act as co-supervisor).
  • The research project consists of original experiments and/or data analysis and is appropriate for the time frame.
  • Access and training for equipment necessary for the project is provided.
  • You (or someone you have delegated) can provide necessary support and guidance throughout the project and can meet regularly with the student.
  • You are able to provide critical feedback of the student’s written report.
  • You do not supervise/co-supervise more than 3 students at any given time.

For each student supervised, the supervisor’s department will be allocated a proportion of the T-JRAM associated with Year 4 of the student’s course. The exact amount will be determined by the Division during this academic year, but of the funding allocated, PIs are likely to receive between £3,000-£4,000. Supervisors will also be able to claim for the equivalent of 23 hours of tutorial teaching (£698.05 for 2023-24) from the student’s college.

Key dates for 2024 BIOmedical sciences FHS Part c extended research projects

Hilary term 2024 (~March): Students begin to look for projects/supervisors.

Trinity term 2024 (June): Student submits Submission of Request to Seek Approval of a Research Project.

Michaelmas term 2024 (September): Project starts.

Trinity term 2025: Students submit the write-up of their project.

Information for students

NDORMS is a thriving research environment with a large team of researchers that has expertise in a broad range of areas, including orthopaedic surgery, inflammation, immunology, rheumatology, medical statistics, epidemiology, data science and clinical trials. Research spans discovery and translational science and as such is able to offer a breadth of research projects to biomedical sciences students within the department. If you are interested in developing a research topic within the department, please see below a list of supervisors that are able to facilitate a placement starting in Michaelmas term 2024.

supervisors available in ndorms for 2024


Claudia Monaco Immunity in cardiovascular disease with a focus on atherosclerosis Experimental Learn more about Claudia's research
Ghada Alsaleh Ageing in the musculoskeletal system and beyond earth Experimental/computational Learn more about Ghada's research

Kim Midwood Tissue biology - matrix, mechanics and the tumor microenvironment Experimental/computational Learn more about Kim's research

Adrien Hallou Tissue biology - mechanobiology of cell fate decisions and dynamics of epithelial tissues Experimental/computational Learn more about Adrien's research

Linh Nguyen Immunity and the microbiota in Inflammation Bowel Disease Experimental Learn more about Linh's research

Stephanie Dakin Soft tissue joint disease (tendinopathy, frozen shoulder, knee arthrofibrosis) Experimental/computational Learn more about Stephanie's research

James Fullerton Experimental medicine: human immune challenges to understand physiology and pharmacology Experimental Learn more about James's research

Richard Williams Kynurenine pathway and inflammation Experimental Learn more about Richard's research

Eleanor Stride Patient acceptibility of ultrasound drug delivery Computational Learn more about Eleanor's research

Daniel Prieto Alhambra Health data sciences: generating 'real world evidence' at scale using international data Computational Learn more about Daniel's research
Jonathan Cook/Elizabeth Conroy Practical approaches for detecting and managing sparse data bias in clinical trials Computational Learn more about their research and





Any questions? Please contact Nick Ilott.