Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Professor Maxwell is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Large scale genomics of chronic kidney disease including genome-wide and epigenetic association studies
- Clinical epidemiology of chronic kidney disease
- Decision making and conservative management of end-stage renal disease
- Medical education projects with focus on intravenous fluid therapy

1986 …2023

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Clinical and genetic epidemiology of chronic renal disease

Undergraduate medical education and assessment

Renal Services development


Undergraduate Medical School


Physiology lectures (2nd yr)

Renal Medicine (3rd yr)

Preparation for Practice (Fluid and Electrolytes) (5th yr)

Assessment: Development of MCQ, MEQ, OSCE and examining (2nd, 3rd and 5th yr)




Clinical training

Training Programme Director for Renal Medicine (NIMDTA) 2000 - 2016

Generic skills course (Acute Kidney Injury, Fluid, Electrolytes and Acid-Base Disorders) for Foundation Year trainees (FY2s) 2010 -

QUB Director of Clinical Academic Training Programme 2015-2021

Co-Director Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) Programme 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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  • QUB Staff Excellence Awards: shortlisted for Team of the Year 2019 (awarded 2020)

    McKnight, Amy Jayne (Recipient), Maxwell, Peter (Recipient), Kee, Frank (Recipient), Smyth, Laura (Recipient), McMullan, Julie (Recipient), Cañadas Garre, Marisa (Recipient), McAneney, Helen (Recipient), Kilner, Jill (Recipient), Wooster, Christopher (Recipient), Kerr, Katie (Recipient), Crowe, Ashleen (Recipient), Bailie, Caitlin (Recipient), Anderson, Kerry (Recipient), Cappa, Ruaidhri (Recipient) & Skelly, Ryan (Recipient), 07 Feb 2020

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)