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  Global Maternal Health
  Dr D Lissauer, Prof A Coomarasamy
Applications accepted all year round
This PhD would be based within the WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Maternal Health, within the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research at the University of Birmingham.
  Promoting positive parenting: Evaluating the impact of ‘kitbag’ tools and strategies to promote maternal and child mental health in diverse settings.
  Dr M Clark
Applications accepted all year round
Applications are invited for a 3-year full time or 5 year part time /self-funded PhD Studentship starting February 2019. Maternal and child mental health is a global public health priority (WHO 2013, WHO 2018).
  Using genetics to explore patterns of change in weight and height during key life course periods on subsequent health outcomes
  Prof D Lawlor, Prof K Tilling, Dr N Warrington
Application Deadline: 1 May 2019
3/4-year PhD starting in October 2019. Closing date. 5pm, 1st May 2019. We are offering an exciting PhD opportunity for candidates interested in using innovative statistical methods to investigate the causal role of pubertal growth on health outcomes in adulthood.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Investigating the role of oxidative stress and anti-angiogenic factors in preeclampsia utilising physiological and 3D-cell models.
  Prof C Murdoch, Dr C Henderson
Application Deadline: 19 April 2019
Preeclampsia occurs in 3-8% of all pregnancies causing rapid hypertension and kidney dysfunction in pregnant woman which is difficult to predict and untreatable.
  Impact of intermittent maternal fasting on placental calcium transport and fetal skeletal development
  Dr J Glazier, Dr N Ashton
Applications accepted all year round
Many pregnant women fast during the holy month of Ramadan despite being exempt. As the fetus relies upon the mother for its supply of nutrients, fasting is likely to affect development of the fetus.
  Impact of maternal obesity on offspring adipogenesis
  Dr D Sellayah
Applications accepted all year round
Obesity is the major health crisis of this generation. Thus, research into the mechanistic basis behind obesity is of paramount importance.
  Impact of maternal intermittent fasting on cognitive development
  Dr N Ashton, Prof J Neill
Applications accepted all year round
Many pregnant Muslim women take part in the daily fast during the month of Ramadan, even though they are exempt. The long term effects on the child are not fully known; however an association between exposure to fasting in utero and an increased incidence of mental impairment in children has been shown.
  Using Statistical Techniques in Genetic Epidemiology to Investigate the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD)
  Prof D Evans
Applications accepted all year round
There is a well-documented observational relationship between low birthweight infants and increased risk of disease in later life (e.g.
  Impact of maternal intermittent fasting on the development of metabolic disease in the offspring
  Dr N Ashton, Dr J Glazier
Applications accepted all year round
Pregnant Muslim women are exempt from the daily fast during the month of Ramadan; however many choose participate, wanting to share this experience with their families.
  King’s College London MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) iCollaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (iCASE) Studentships in Biomedical Sciences
King's College London are seeking students of academic excellence to join our Health Faculties. Health is a dominant and unifying theme at King's College London which is internationally recognised for excellence in biomedical and health research and training.
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