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We have 52 musculoskeletal PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

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How does knee joint and meniscal tissue shape affect joint biomechanics and treatment choice?

  Research Group: School of Mechanical Engineering
This PhD offers training in multiple biomechanical research techniques, for an important musculoskeletal challenge. Over 4.5 million people in the UK have knee arthritis. Read more

Optimal hip implant design with additively manufactured porous structures

Worldwide the increase in the geriatric population with musculoskeletal problems and the increase in the incidence of sports injuries and traffic accidents are contributing to the growth of knee, hip, or spine surgeries. Read more

Novel avenues in inflammation, vascular and bone research

We are seeking talented, motivated students with a passion for research in musculoskeletal ageing and immune-mediated chronic inflammatory diseases (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, cardiovascular disease) to join the Inflammation, Vascular and Bone team (IVB) led by Dr Helen McGettrick (. Read more

Risk factors for Injury in Womens Rugby

Women’s rugby has seen unprecedented growth and participation with 2.7 million female players involved globally. Rugby is a dynamic, physical, high-intensity activity with repetitive collisions, sprinting and running. Read more

Long term athlete development (LTAD) - Physiological profiling in athletic youth populations: a longitudinal study investigating gender considerations across stages of maturation and injury risk.

Increased investment in talent ID programmes to identify talented young athletes as early as possible (Koopmann et al., 2020) has promoted increased sports specialization at younger ages (Bell et al., 2016), with consequences being increased risk of psychological burn-out and musculoskeletal injury (DiFiori et al., 2014). Read more

Predictors of surgical outcomes in knee osteoarthritis

  Research Group: Nursing and Health
Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a common type of arthritis in Northern Ireland. A debilitating condition, sufferers report locking, grinding and instability of the knee, with severe difficulties in walking, standing, domestic and occupational activities. Read more
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Usability testing for analysis of three-dimensional knee kinematics during gait

Different pathologies such as osteoarthritis (OA) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture have been shown to alter knee kinematics during gait; this implies that gait analysis may be used to distinguish between different pathologies, measure their progression and evaluate the value of different treatments. Read more

PhD opportunities in the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition

The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences, and Nutrition at the University of Aberdeen, provides a dynamic, world-class research environment, creating opportunities for greater knowledge and scientific discovery, that will underpin maintaining good health and the treatment of disease. Read more

A new, all-polymer PEEK-OPTIMA™ femoral knee component for total knee replacement

  Research Group: School of Mechanical Engineering
Do you want to make a difference in patients’ lives? Are you interested in medical technologies innovation? Do you want to collaborate with industry? If… Read more

Investigating the effects of a training aid on golf putting mechanics

Please note this is a MPhil project. Golf is a popular recreational activity as well as an elite sport. It’s relatively low musculoskeletal and particularly cardiorespiratory demands make it an effective medium for maintaining exercise and mobility in the elderly population. Read more

Sunlight and skin type: exploring the vitamin D status of the black-skinned population in UK

  Research Group: Molecular Environmental Sciences
Vitamin D is necessary for calcium homeostasis, and thus a healthy musculoskeletal system. It is also implicated in contributing to defences against a range of other ailments including autoimmune diseases, respiratory tract infections and cancers. Read more

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