Stoneygate Centre for Empathic Healthcare

Work with us

The Stoneygate Centre for Empathic Healthcare is expanding.

In addition to the posts we advertise regularly, there are also opportunities for graduate students, clinical academics, and non-clinical academics within the Centre. If you would like to work with us, please browse the opportunities and contact us via with any questions or to discuss.

Where we are seeking to build capacity

The Centre is developing and delivering evidence-based empathy training to medical and healthcare students and professionals. Our activity is research-inspired education, so those interested in medical education as well as medical research could be interested.

There are several streams to our research and teaching including:

  • Empathic communication skills
  • “Walk a mile in your shoes” (giving students and healthcare professionals vicarious experiences of what it is like to be a patient)
  • Creative health (creative writing and performative activities)
  • Embedding real patients into the design and development of all healthcare training
  • Evidence-based wellbeing
  • Using AI and virtual reality to assist with teaching (and, where it works, assisting with patient care)

PhD students

We will soon be offering PhDs in Evidence-Based Empathic Healthcare.

Master’s students

We are able to provide projects and supervision for students undertaking a research dissertation as part of a Medical Education Master’s degree, either at the University of Leicester or other institutions. Please contact us at

Opportunities for clinical and non-clinical academics

Browse the opportunities below and contact us if you are interested.

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