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lifestyle PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 53 lifestyle PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Identifying cognitive and biochemical changes underlying lifestyle risk factors for dementia

  Research Group: Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Dementia describes a group of age-associated conditions of which cognitive decline is a major feature. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia and is characterised by the onset of a gradual cognitive decline. Read more

Causal risk factors and biological mechanisms for colorectal cancer risk

Rationale. Diet and lifestyle are likely to play an important role in colorectal cancer risk; obesity, low levels of physical activity, red and process meat consumption and low intake of dietary fibre have all been shown to predict colorectal cancer risk. Read more

In the game for life: Lifelong welfare, education and support for rugby players

Applications are invited for a fully-funded 3-year PhD to commence in October 2024. . The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Science and Health and the candidate will join the Physical Activity, Health and Rehabilitation Thematic Research Group. Read more

Trusted AI for Diabetes personalised self-management systems

Diabetes mellitus is a common cause of morbidity and mortality across the globe. Type 2 diabetes continues to rise in prevalence annually; from 1980 to 2004, Type 2 quadrupled in both prevalence and incidence [1]. This will be exacerbated further by the increase in obesity. Read more
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Movement behaviours, cardiometabolic health and quality of life in adults from Black ethnicity

Introduction. Chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease are linked to lifestyle behaviours, and disproportionately affect Black adults. Read more

Using supermarket loyalty cards data to study reproductive health

Rationale. Shopping history records collected by supermarkets contain population level health information which could be missing from traditional health research data such as medical records. Read more

Ethnic-specific markers and mediators of metabolism and disease risk

Globally, cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular are the leading cause of death. These diseases are linked to a person's age, ethnicity, culture, genetics, and lifestyle habits, such as diet and exercise. . Read more

Regulation of virulence and biofilm formation by quorum sensing and the "stress alarmone" ppGpp in gram-negative pathogenic bacteria.

We are investigating the complex interplay between cell-cell signalling (quorum sensing), microbial lifestyle (i.e., free-living planktonic cultures vs sessile biofilm communities), growth phase and virulence in gram-negative bacteria. Read more

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