The Doctoral School supports postgraduate lead research groups providing students with the opportunity to discuss their research, engage in current areas of academic interest and gain a fresh perspective on their work from other group members.

All of the doctoral research groups are made up of postgraduate students from a variety of disciplines and welcome new members.

cab research group

Clinical Animal Behaviour (CAB) is a collection of Postgraduate Research students from a range of disciplines including veterinary science, animal cognition, comparative psychology, forensic psychology and CAB who meet monthly to discuss and review research publication and recent development in Clinical Animal Behaviour. The group covers topics such as behavioural and welfare problems, human-animal interactions, and veterinary behavioural medicine.



The CAB committee for the academic year 2017-2018
President: Luciana Assis 
Vice-President: Cátia Caeiro 
Secretary: Kevin McPeake
Website manager: Sarah Reaney 
Treasurer: Annika Huber 

CAB Schedule 2017 - 2018

‘Different Theories Of Emotion’ Workshop
Weds 22 November
Starts at 10:30am, Joseph Banks Building, Ground Floor, JBL0C05

logo WIA

The WIA Research Group is a community of postgraduate students with an interest in the issues and opportunities surrounding women in academia. Through monthly meetings and workshops WIA provides a network of support and a platform to discuss a range of topics including: Gender and the doctoral study experience, challenges in pursuing research and academic careers, and writing from a gender studies perspective.



WIA Schedule 2017 - 2018

Imposter Syndrome Workshop


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International Students Workshop

Tues 12th December

1-3PM, MB3203

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Presentation / Interview Skills

Tues 9th January 2018

1-3PM, MB2601

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Mental Health and Academia

Tues 13th February 2018

1-3pm, MB3202

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Women in STEM Careers

Tues 13th March 2018

1-3PM, MB2603

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Academia and Family Life

Tues 10th April 2018

1-3pm, MB2301

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Interested in setting up a new group?

The Doctoral School is looking to support new research groups that will produce measurable outputs and serve as communities for interdisciplinary exchange and debate.

We can offer you:

  • Funding
  • Administrative support

Research Group Requirements 

  • A minimum of six members, at least four of who undertaking postgraduate study
  • Membership must consist of postgraduate students from at least three different disciplines
  • The group must meet on a regular basis

As mentioned above the group must meet regularly and conduct any (or all) of the following:

  • Engage in interdisciplinary research in the form of debates and discussions
  • Share and discuss readings of texts or practice-led research
  • Undertake new research projects as a group and present and discuss works in progress

Further Information

For more information on setting up a Postgraduate Research group email: