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  Investigation of long-term sensory neuronal degeneration and pain in adult childhood cancer survivors
  Dr RP Hulse
Applications accepted all year round
Advances in childhood cancer research has led to increased understanding and early diagnosis of cancer, has led to a significant increase in childhood cancer survivorship.
  Understanding outcomes across and beyond childhood. A longitudinal follow-up of children from infancy to early adulthood first registered in the Congenital Heart Disease Intervention Programme (CHIP).
  Dr C MCCUSKER, Dr N Doherty
Application Deadline: 25 March 2019
Understanding outcomes across and beyond childhood. A longitudinal follow-up of children from infancy to early adulthood first registered in the Congenital Heart Disease Intervention Programme (CHIP).
  The effects of short chain fatty acids on pre-adipocyte differentiation and depot specific adipocyte lipogenesis and insulin sensitivity in childhood.
  Prof J Shield, Dr C Perks
Applications accepted all year round
The influence of dietary fibre in weight maintenance is well established and is likely mediated through the microbiome with increased production of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs – e.g.
  Autonomic Regulation in Individuals with Childhood Maltreatment History
  Dr A Debowska
Applications accepted all year round
The adverse effects of child maltreatment on mental and physical health are well documented in the literature. Although direct pathways via physiological mechanisms have been proposed for this association, research using biomarkers elucidating autonomic regulation in childhood maltreatment survivors is rare.
  KESS2 East PhD in Medicine: Supporting fathers in the antenatal period and early childhood years
  Prof M Robling, Dr J Segrott
Application Deadline: 29 March 2019
An exciting opportunity is now available to study how fathers are currently supported in their parenting role, and to make improvements that will benefit children and families in the future.The PhD studentship will be based at the Centre for Trials Research at Cardiff University, in collaboration with and supported by Public Health Wales (PHW).
  Developing novel treatments for rare childhood brain tumours
  Prof R Gilbertson
Application Deadline: 12 April 2019
Despite decades of research, the treatment of brain tumours has remained largely unchanged. These cancers are treated with an aggressive combination of neurosurgery, radiation and chemotherapy that fails to cure but damages the surrounding normal brain, leaving survivors with devastating side effects.
  Characterising changes and covariation in physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep during childhood and adolescence (AtkinAU18SF)
  Dr A Atkin
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019
Public health interventions often seek to change the amount of time that people spend in particular behaviours, such as increasing physical activity or reducing sedentary behaviour, with the aim of enhancing health.
  Complex synthesis of multi-component interventions studies impacting on multiple outcome measures: Optimisation of packages of care for preventing childhood accidents in the home
  Prof A Sutton, Dr N Cooper
Application Deadline: 3 April 2019
There is increasing interest and use of ‘complex’ interventions - which include multiple components - in many areas of health research (Higgin et al.).
  Harnessing stem cells to develop regenerative therapies for childhood heart disease.
  Dr E Porrello, Dr D Elliott
Applications accepted all year round
LABORATORY OVERVIEW. The Cardiac Regeneration Laboratory is seeking highly motivated PhD students to work on a project related to understanding the underlying causes of congenital heart disease and developing novel regenerative therapies.
  HDR Scholarship - Deakin & Aarhus University Cotutelle
Deakin University's School of Education and Research for Education Impact (REDI) together with the Aarhus University's Centre for Higher Education Futures (CHEF) and Danish School of Education are seeking two outstanding candidates for a joint doctoral research scholarship program (Deakin-Aarhus Cotutelle program).
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