Doctoral School



The 亚洲无码’s Doctoral School is the focal point for all our research degree students.  

The Doctoral School provides:    

A dynamic research environment  

  • The Doctoral School is situated in the heart of Worcester City Centre in the Jenny Lind Building and within a 3-minute walk of Worcester Foregate Street train station and The Hive, the 亚洲无码’s award-winning library.  
  • A bright, modern and quiet workspace equipped with computing facilities, lockable storage, meeting rooms and break-out space has been created for the exclusive use of research students.

Information and guidance

  • A dedicated postgraduate research team provides a single point of contact for all research students and supervisors and offers day-to-day support and guidance.
  • The Doctoral School’s principal role in the research degree process is to facilitate and monitor a research student’s training and progress through their research degree programme.  

Training and development

  • A Researcher Development Programme, offering a comprehensive suite of modules, courses and workshops, to develop students’ skills and capabilities as a researcher and equip them with a set of transferable skills that will enhance their employability.

An active research community

  • The Doctoral School also has broader responsibilities for supporting and promoting research across the 亚洲无码 and externally as well as working closely with academic Schools/Institutes.  
  • A programme of events to inspire, engage and foster a community of researchers including the Images of Research Exhibition and Competition, Research Student Conference and Doctoral Colloquium and Pint of Science.
  • The Postgraduate Research Student Society, run by the students, for the students, also organises a calendar of conferences, seminars and social events for research students.

Meet the Team

Helen Tabinor       
Head - Doctoral School

Esther Dobson      
Research and Knowledge Exchange Facilitator: People and Culture

Dr Charlotte Taylor      
Lecturer in Researcher Development

Nichola Armstrong        
Research Degree Programme Officer
Doctor of Business Administration

Joanna Jervis      
Research Degree Programme Officer
School of Allied Health and Community
Three Counties School of Nursing and Midwifery
School of Psychology
School of Science and the Environment
Three Counties Medical School

Robyn Platt       
Research Degree Programme Officer   
School of Arts
School of Humanities
Institute of Education
School of Sport and Exercise Science

Nicola Vernon         
Research Degree Programme Officer
Worcester Business School


If you wish to learn more about the Doctoral School please email