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  Smart insole systems to help prevent diabetic foot ulceration
  Research Group: Engineering Materials
  Prof L. Jiang
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Liudi Jiang. Project description. There are over 3.3 million people in the UK who have diabetes, and this will increase to 5 million by 2025.
  Could cold atmospheric air plasma be a potential novel therapy for treating infected diabetic foot ulcers?
  Dr N Stevens, Dr H Humphreys
Applications accepted all year round

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In Ireland, diabetes mellitus is reported to affect 207,490 people, or 6.5% of the population in the 20-79-year-old age group (www.diabetes.ie).
  EU-Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher Fellow in the ETN "Skin Tissue Integrity under Shear" (STINTS)
  Prof A Gefen
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Topic. Development and implementation of multiscale/multiphysics soft tissue models in non-diabetic and diabetic/obese persons, in the context of the individual risk for pressure ulcers or diabetic foot ulcers.
  Determination of the basic science and management of the Clubfoot Condition
  Prof A Elsheikh, Prof E Comerford
Applications accepted all year round

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Clubfoot is a birth defect where one or both feet are rotated inward and downward, and the affected foot may be smaller in size compared to what is expected in healthy babies.
  PhD Vacancy - Mini-Fountain Cold Atom Clock: building a prototype of a small footprint cold-atom frequency standard
  Prof C Foot, Dr KS Szymaniec
Applications accepted all year round

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EPSRC iCASE Oxford DPhil studentship in collaboration with the National Physical Laboratory, intended for EEA applicants. The digital infrastructure and economy we rely on as society requires wide access to reliable and accurate timing signals synchronized to robust and largely autonomous timescales.
  Chronic Wounds and Infection - impact on diabetic patients
  Research Group: Centre for Skin Sciences
  Dr M J Thornton, Dr J N Fletcher
Applications accepted all year round

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Non-healing chronic wounds present a significant clinical challenge. In Europe, the cost of wound management accounts for 2%–4% of the health care budget and the complications associated with impaired wound healing can have a significant, long-term effect on the morbidity, mortality, and quality of life for patients.
  Exploring the epidemiology and care of complex wounds in lower and middle income countries
  Prof J Dumville, Prof N Cullum
Applications accepted all year round

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Complex wounds cannot be closed, for example by sutures, staples or glue, but are left open to heal. These open wounds, which include leg, pressure and foot ulcers, can be painful, at risk of infection and limit people’s health-related quality of life.
  Exploring the epidemiology and care of complex wounds in lower and middle income countries
  Prof N Cullum, Prof J Dumville
Applications accepted all year round

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Complex wounds cannot be closed, for example by sutures, staples or glue, but are left open to heal. These open wounds, which include leg, pressure and foot ulcers, can be painful, at risk of infection and limit people’s health-related quality of life.
  Small nerve fibre damage and sexual dysfunction in diabetes and obesity. A mechanistic assessment and effect of lipid modifying agents.
  Dr H Soran, Prof R Malik, Dr R Donn, Dr M Ferdousi
Applications accepted all year round

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Diabetes and its complications represent a growing global health burden, affecting an estimated 366 million people worldwide.
  Dismounted Soldier Navigation in GNSS-Denied Environments
  Dr Paul Groves
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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A fundamental component of a soldier’s situational awareness, and thus their ability to act effectively and as safely as possible, is an accurate, shared appreciation of their, and others, position and (to a lesser extent) their orientation.
  Virulence factors in dermatophytes
  Dr A Bolhuis
Applications accepted all year round

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Dermatophytosis is caused by fungi infecting keratinised tissues and represents the most common and disseminated group of mycoses.
  Ankle moment contribution in everyday tasks: effects of ageing
  Research Group: Medical Engineering
  Dr J Buckley
Applications accepted all year round

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There is a fall on stairs every 90 seconds in the UK, and an estimated 250,000 non-fatal accidents which are serious enough to merit a trip to A&E.
  Nano-hydrogel bandage for non-invasive Raman monitoring of chronic wound healing (Funded by the QUEX Institute)
  Assoc Prof I Blakey
Application Deadline: 15 June 2020

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Chronic wounds (CW), wounds that persist more than 3 months, have been referred to as a major and snowballing public health burden which adversely affects the quality of life.
  Modelling the spread and control of livestock and zoonotic infectious diseases
  Assoc Prof M Tildesley, Dr E Gorsich, Prof M Keeling
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Mathematical models are extensively used in both public-health and veterinary-health policy planning. Modern predictive models are now at the heart of policy decisions, and such models are having an increasing role in supporting decisions associated with livestock infections.
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