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  What is “critical” about social work?
  Research Group: Social Work
  Prof S Webb, Dr H Lynch
Applications accepted all year round

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REF SHLS-20012 Webb. This project will examine what is “critical” about social work. The aim is to provide close analysis of current trends, ideas and innovations in the field of theoretical and methodological social work by focusing on literature, policy and practice developments.
  Establishing a rationale for FGF23 modulation as a therapy in the critically ill patient
  Dr D Parekh, Prof D Thickett, Dr A Scott
Application Deadline: 1 September 2020

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Research interests/description of main research theme. Everyone suffers at least one critical illness during their life. In the UK, 160,000 critically ill patients are admitted annually to intensive care units (ICU).
  Monitoring Safety Critical Systems’ Situational Awareness (Self-Funded Students Only)
  Research Group: Complex Systems
  Dr N Saxena
Applications accepted all year round

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Safety-critical systems (SCS) are considered prone to high-risk hazards and components’ failure. Any undesirable and unexpected incidents or events can result into severe damage to the system components, serious injury or death to the people, or other environmental losses.
  Edge Intelligence for Safety Assurance of Time Critical Cyber Physical Systems
  Dr S Kabir
Applications accepted all year round

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Cyber-Physical-Systems (CPS) harbor the potential for vast economic and societal impact in domains such as mobility, home automation, energy, agriculture, and delivery of health.
  How does safety-critical software actually get developed?
  Dr R Alexander
Applications accepted all year round

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Research areas. Automated and Model-Driven Software Engineering; Autonomous and self-adaptive systems; Cyber Physical Systems;. Safety of autonomous and self-adaptive systems; Software engineering; Software testing.
  Comparing the effect of two different implant surface technologies on successful osseointegration in over-prepared osteotomy sites with reduced primary stability.
  Dr S Shahdad
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Research leading to the development of newer dental implant materials as well as understanding the cellular and acellular healing mechanisms between implant surface and surrounding hard and soft tissues have been in progress for over six decades.
  Navigating contemporary parenting cultures (a critical psychological perspective)
  Research Group: Psychology
  Prof A Locke
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD applications (including a brief proposal) are currently being welcomed from students who wish to conduct research into parenting within contemporary society, in particular parenting under precarity.
  Refinement of Graph Programs: From Specifications to Fast Code
  Dr D Plump
Applications accepted all year round

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Research areas. Formal specification languages, methods and tools; Programming Languages and Systems; Software engineering.
  Biopharmaceutical process modelling and optimisation for advanced manufacturing of critical biotherapeutics
  Dr D Gerogiorgis, Dr M Luberti
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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The ever-increasing quest for rapidly designing and deploying efficient biopharmaceutical production lines worldwide is timely more than ever, as mankind faces global health and safety risks, from ageing to epidemics and from well-understood ailments to new pathogens.
  Testing Robotics and Autonomous Systems Using Search-based Techniques
  Research Group: Applied Computing
  Dr RE Lefticaru, Prof D Neagu
Applications accepted all year round

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Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) are becoming indispensable for human productivity and it is estimated that there will be a £13 billion global market for RAS by 2025.
  Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at UEA

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The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia has a long-established international reputation in literary studies.
  A Critical Application of Branding to Promote Breastfeeding in Public in the UK
  Dr C Hirst, Dr C Morris
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. The health benefits of breastfeeding are well established for mothers and babies alike and the World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months (Blincoe, 2005).
  Investigation of the critical roles of platelets at the interface between thrombosis and inflammation in order to develop improved therapeutic strategies for the treatment and/or prevention of cardiovascular/inflammatory diseases
  Dr S Vaiyapuri
Applications accepted all year round

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"Platelets (small circulating blood cells) are involved in blood clotting to prevent excessive bleeding, however, their inappropriate activation under pathological conditions leads to thrombosis resulting in major cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke.
  What can pregnancy tell us about maternal behaviour? A neurohormonal investigation
  Research Group: Centre for Mind and Behaviour
  Dr J Aspell, Dr F Cardini
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Centre for Mind and Behaviour https://aru.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/aru-centre-for-mind-and-behaviour.
  Resourcing resilience: Positive psychology among adolescents living with HIV
  Prof C Llewellyn, Dr M Pantelic, Dr C Iwuji
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Applications for this PhD position beginning October 2020 are invited to join the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) at the Universities of Brighton and Sussex, for a 3-year PhD working on an exciting study on positive psychology and HIV.
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