Meet the NDPH Student/Alumni Ambassadors!

Interested in studying population health or epidemiology? Interested in doing an MSc or DPhil ( = Oxford word for PhD) in Oxford? Want to find out more about what it’s like from people who know it best? Meet the NDPH Student/Alumni Ambassadors! Who are we? We are students and alumni of the MSc in Global … Continue reading Meet the NDPH Student/Alumni Ambassadors!

Readers’ Recommendations: Books, podcasts, blogs, videos

We asked you (our wonderful readers and community) for recommendations… Books, articles, podcasts and more, broadly related to population health and epidemiology. Here’s what you said! Books Human Compatible, by Stuart Russell. Described by @DaniKim_02 as ‘A comprehensive but succinct reading about where the advances in AI are taking us… a great mix of technical … Continue reading Readers’ Recommendations: Books, podcasts, blogs, videos

Public Engagement: what, why and how?

Public engagement (PE) is an important foundation in scientific research, but what constitutes PE? The last section of a research proposal application and twitter polls gauging public opinion are just a couple that comes into mind. Pretty much everyone in research has come across this term but their involvement in PE varies widely. Whilst many researchers have embraced a culture of science outreach and public involvement, there is still a sizeable amount of disinterest and an overbearing view that … Continue reading Public Engagement: what, why and how?

Reflections of a year studying the MSc in Global Health Science & Epidemiology

“What a time to be studying epidemiology!” I hear regularly. The NDPH’s MSc in Global Health Science & Epidemiology, like almost every other facet of life, has changed significantly during the past few months. But the people – fellow MSc students, course directors, supervisors, and other members of the department – have made this time … Continue reading Reflections of a year studying the MSc in Global Health Science & Epidemiology

Wisdom of the Crowd: DPhil advice from current students

Starting out on your DPhil/PhD and looking for some inspiration and wise words? Or part way through and needing some? NDPH Student Blog has got your back! In our first ever crowd-sourced blogpost we asked Twitter to tweet us answers to the question:   “What do you wish you’d known when you started your DPhil/PhD?”  This is what we … Continue reading Wisdom of the Crowd: DPhil advice from current students

Learning R and Dogs – An Experience from a Hackathon

Yes, you read it correctly. In what wonderful universe are dogs associated with learning the programming language R? I am sure we have all experienced some degree of despair when learning or working with R and would have loved to cuddle a dog for that feeling of unconditional support and affection. Unfortunately, our everyday working … Continue reading Learning R and Dogs – An Experience from a Hackathon

Identifying healthcare problems and solutions in one day – Enterprising Oxford

Angel Wong gives us the low down on her day with the European Institute of Innovation and Technology Health (EIT) at the Saïd Business School, developing ideas to improve patient experience in emergency and acute care. If you’re a budding entrepreneur then you can visit Enterprising Oxford to find out more details on how they … Continue reading Identifying healthcare problems and solutions in one day – Enterprising Oxford

Top tips for preparing for a fellowship interview

Ahhhh, the famous and elusive fellowship: a secure funding programme that will aid your professional development, build your leadership skills and look great on your CV.  Submitted a project proposal and awaiting interview? Or perhaps you’re just considering next steps after your PhD and want to brush up on your interview technique? Below are a … Continue reading Top tips for preparing for a fellowship interview

Time for one more paragraph before the school run? The balance of being a parent and doing a DPhil at the same time

Doing a DPhil can be hard work - but juggling it with having a baby or raising a family is impossible, right? We spoke to two recent graduates who have done just that and found that the flexibility of doing a DPhil while having a child definitely has its positives. What is your experience of … Continue reading Time for one more paragraph before the school run? The balance of being a parent and doing a DPhil at the same time