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maternal PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 26 maternal PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

The epigenomic, transcriptional and diagnostic architecture of neurodevelopmental disorders caused by exposure to maternal infection

A fundamental unknown in understanding mechanisms of disease, and therefore improving therapy, is how stressors experienced during critical developmental periods influence the genesis or ‘programming’ of adult disease (Estes & McAllister 2016). Read more

Metabolic programming: Role of micronutrient (B12) deficiency and associated epigenetic marks

The global epidemic of childhood obesity is a major public health issue. Although current adverse lifestyle (nutrition and physical inactivity) contributes to obesity, a growing body of evidence links early life nutritional adversity to the development of obesity and metabolic disorders in children. Read more

MSc by Research: The Generation Gap – understanding tissue communication during grain development

Cereal grain provides more calories than any other source to our diet, making grain production vital to food security. We study grain development in barley, a globally important cereal, and a powerful genetic model system. Read more

How does parental education increase risk to ADHD in the offspring?

Rationale. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic neurodevelopmental condition, characterised by persistent difficulties in the areas of attention span/impulse control. Read more

The effect of early-life stress on cardiac function in later life

Stressful experiences in early childhood can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in later life. How early-life stress (ELS) influences susceptibility to CVD onset remains largely unknown. Read more

Enhancing Women’s Access and Experiences of Care during Pregnancy through Digital Health Technologies [Self-Funded Students Only]

  Research Group: Cybersecurity, Privacy and HCC Research Section
This project is in collaboration with the University of Leicester, the University of Cape Town, and the broader EPSRC/GCRF funded UK-South Africa CoMaCH Network on Co-designing community-based digital health interventions for maternal and child health https://comach.melissadensmore.com/. Read more

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