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.

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.



Animal Welfare Conference

Thursday 27th June 2019, 9:00 – 18:00
JBL3C01, Joseph Banks Labs, University of Lincoln

This conference aims to share some light into the efforts and importance of animal welfare. Speakers both internal and external to the University of Lincoln have graciously offered to discuss their work and research involved in the field. Talks will include a variety of different species.

Food and drinks provided. Free entry for all staff and students.

Contact the Applied Animal Behaviour Society for more information:

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.


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: