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Full-time funded PhD studentships 

  • Four full-time PhD studentships including a stipend and tuition fee waiver.
  • Range of research areas and supervisors
  • Apply by Thursday 10th December 2020

Leeds Trinity University is a modern institution with a developing and vibrant research environment.  

Four full-time PhD studentships are open for applications. The studentship award will include a tuition fee waiver (up to the value of the home rate, currently £4,000 per annum) plus an annual tax-free stipend equivalent to the standard UK Research and Innovation minimum rate of £15,285 for 2020/21, for a maximum of three years.

The scale of the institution provides for a supportive culture and facilitates research across discipline boundaries.

Our research degrees are validated by the University of Leeds, one of the UK’s leading research universities. Postgraduate Researchers can therefore supplement Leeds Trinity University’s research training offer with courses offered by the University of Leeds.

Research areas and supervisors

Applications are invited to study with one of the supervisors named below. Please follow the links provided for more information regarding the research interests of potential supervisors and contact the staff to discuss possible applications further.

Research areas


Supervisors research profileContact

Social justice, social work, vulnerable adults and children

Dr Susan Elmer View Dr Susan Elmer's research profile 


Religious Studies, ‘indigenous religion’

Dr Suzanne Owen View Dr Suzanne Owen's research profile 


Virginia Woolf, especially her literary, cultural and intellectual heritage; religion in modernist literature Prof Jane de Gay View Prof Jane de Gay's research profike  


Literary multilingualism; modernism and translation; comparative approaches to modernism; Jean Rhys

Dr Juliette Taylor-Batty View Dr Juliette Taylor-Batty's research profile 


Environmental and cultural history of the rural, natural landscapes and animal agriculture; Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies Prof Karen Sayer View Prof Karen Sayer's research profile 


Drowning prevention and Open Water Safety, Environmental Physiology, Sports Performance Dr Martin Barwood View Dr Martin Barwood's research profile  m.barwood@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Sport psychology practice within high-performance sporting contexts

Dr Chris Rowley  View Dr Chris Rowley's research profile  c.rowley@leedstrinity.ac.uk 

Match-day strategies to enhance the performance of team sports athletes

Prof. Mark Russell View Prof. Mark Russell's research profile  m.russell@leedstrinity.ac.uk 

Cross-cultural psychology; the relations between culture, migration and identity

Dr Laura de Pretto  View Dr Laura de Pretto's research profile  l.depretto@leedstrinity.ac.uk 

Student mental health and academic resilience

Dr Lisa Webster  View Dr Lisa Webster's research profile  l.webster@leedstrinity.ac.uk 

How to apply

You can apply by completing and returning the application form which you can download below.

Please also see our Postgraduate admissions policy available on this page.

Please note:

  • Deadline for applications to admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk is 12 noon on Thursday 10 December 2020.
  • Interviews are expected to take place in early January 2021.
  • The proposed start date is 1 February 2021. 

Queries about the application process should be directed to Dr Martin Barwood: m.barwood@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Leeds Trinity University is proud to have been awarded a Bronze Race Equality Chartermark.  We are committed to Equality and Diversity, the principles of which are described as part our postgraduate admissions policy . We enthusiastically welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.