Legal Perspectives of the Built Environment for Promoting Public Health

Please Note: the deadline for this studentship opportunity has now passed.


Legal provisions have played important roles in public health system through effective and specific laws in supporting public health interventions. In the built environment, this has largely depends on a variety of legal tools, remedies and mechanisms for achieving public health goals. While the legal tools are designed to solve these problems, they often create additional restrictions, constraints and limitations.

Further work is needed to examine the relationships between legal provisions and the built environment. It may require to examine the impact of legal provisions in promoting and managing public health facilities; measure the effectiveness of those legal interventions that are existing in order to encourage better governance of public health through the built environment; define, examine and improve on legal requirements that impede or promote public health in different project phases.

The PhD award will not be restricted to defined scope; however, it would allow a requisite study to explore the interaction between public health and the built environment.

For further information, please contact Dr Adekunle Sabitu Oyegoke:

Funding Notes:

The closing date for the above noted Fees Scholarship is 27 April 2012. You MUST quote the full project title and reference number on your application form*. Please also include the reference number in all correspondence. * If using the online form, enter the project title and reference in 'Additional Information' Q9 and 'Background Information’ at Q 12. * If using a downloadable or paper form, enter the project title and reference in Question 18. You can access the online application form and Referee's Report Form at the following link:


A Fees Scholarship will fund all tuition fees (regardless of your fee status) for the normal duration of PhD study (3 years). To be able to accept such an offer, successful candidates will be required to show that they can provide sufficient funds to cover normal maintenance costs. You can obtain an estimate of living expenses at the following link –