Sussex Research Hive

The Library is accepting applications for the SAGE Research Hive Scholarship.

What is Sussex Research Hive?

The Sussex Research Hive is the Library's designated area for researchers, open to all doctoral researchers and research staff. It provides private study areas, bookable meeting rooms and space for discussion and collaborative work.

Partnership with SAGE

SAGE Publications have given funding to support both the Research Hive and the Library's innovative work in engaging with the research community at Sussex. Further information is available from the University's press release.

Research Hive Scholars

Three Research Hive Scholars support the area, engaging with researchers at Sussex to find out what they want from their community, and planning events in response. The Library is accepting applications for next year's scholarship. For more information and to apply visit:

Sussex Research Hive blog
Sussex Research Hive on Twitter


What's on in the Research Hive?

 Meet the Research Hive Scholars 2017-2018

The Scholars

The Sussex Research Hive Scholars have worked on a wide range of initiatives and events this year, including the popular Doctoral Discussion peer-led seminar series, an inspiring blog series for International Women’s Day, podcasts for Digital Discovery Week and a collaboration with the SAGE Students.

Veronica and Nikesh are currently preparing for their Doctoral Community Sandpit, an interactive event that is part of the Festival of Doctoral Research.

The Library is accepting applications for the next set of Research Hive Scholars. For more information and to apply visit:


Nikesh Parekh

      Nikesh Parekh

Nikesh is a medical doctor training in General Practice, and has taken a break from clinical work to study a PhD focusing on medication harm in older people. 
He has a wide range of other academic interests including childhood injuries, health inequalities, and increasing participation of older people in applied health research. He also teaches on the Global Health MSc course run by the Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research.  Nikesh is a trustee for a UK charity, Iasis Medical, which provides medical assistance in countries experiencing conflict and requiring humanitarian aid.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing sport, and travelling to new places and experiencing other cultures.  

Veronica Wignall

         Veronica Wignall

Veronica is going into the second year of her full-time PhD, and is studying the foraging behaviour and ecology of honey bees and other pollinators. She is based at the bee lab in EBE, Life Sciences, and completed a BSc and MRes at Bristol before coming to Sussex. At the moment she is looking at exploitative competition between honey bees and bumblebees, and is responsible for the lavender plants you might have seen on campus over the summer!