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  Senior surfers - An investigation of internet usage of older adults to inform sustainable design standards of digital information services
  Dr K Koya, Dr T O'Brien
Applications accepted all year round

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Aim. "How to build ergonomic digital information services for older adults to improve user satisfaction and reduce user-device interaction time?".
  PhD studentship in Applied Health Research - Mental and Physical Multimorbidity and Older People with Frailty theme
  Dr P Coventry
Application Deadline: 8 November 2019

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Using big data to accelerate design and delivery of nature-based interventions for older adults with multimorbidity. Are you interested in mental health, physical health and the environment?.
  A novel approach to the development of an antimuscarinic potency tool and measuring anticholinergic burden in older people
  Dr P Nishtala
Applications accepted all year round

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A self-funded PhD studentship is available under the supervision of Dr Prasad Nishtala at the University of Bath. This is a collaborative project which will involve working with Dr Hamish Jamieson from the Big Data and Ageing Research Group at Christchurch.
  Older adults’ food choice and dietary intake
  Dr H Ensaff
Applications accepted all year round

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The UK’s ageing demographic brings social and economic challenges, particularly related to the healthcare of the growing older population.
  Examining the longitudinal associations of polypharmacy and frailty with functional decline in older people with multimorbidity
  Dr P Nishtala
Applications accepted all year round

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A self-funded PhD studentship is available under the supervision of Dr Prasad Nishtala at the University of Bath. This is a collaborative project, which will involve working with Dr Hamish Jamieson from the Big Data and Ageing Research Group at Christchurch and Dr Danijela Gnjidic at the University of Sydney.
  Big data approach to systematically investigate adverse drug reactions in older people
  Dr P Nishtala
Application Deadline: 8 December 2019

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for a PhD position under the supervision of Dr Prasad Nishtala https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/prasad-nishtala and Professor Neil McHugh https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/neil-mchugh.
  Understanding and optimising renal clinicians’ communication with older patients: a mixed methods intervention development study
  Dr L Selman
Application Deadline: 17 November 2019

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In the UK, 3,500 adults with end-stage-kidney-disease (ESKD) over 65 start dialysis annually; this is the fastest growing group of recipients, and providing dialysis in this patient group costs >£300 million/year.
  Third-age Social Entrepreneurship for Personal Wellbeing
  Research Group: Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development (CREED)
  Dr A Drencheva
Applications accepted all year round

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Population ageing is a Grand Societal Challenge that has an impact on labour markets, productivity, health, and wellbeing for older individuals and society at large.
  Modulation of fortified foods for older adults
  Dr L Methven, Dr S Lignou
Applications accepted all year round

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Protein requirements increase with age as protein can help minimise sarcopenia and improve immunity. However protein fortified foods are often poorly accepted by older adults and can lead to numerous negative sensory attributes.
  Use of inertial sensors for fall prediction in older people
  Dr A Shaheen, Dr A Cocks
Applications accepted all year round

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Falls in older people are a common cause of morbidity, mortality and loss of function. The physiological changes to the motor and sensory functions caused by ageing combined with the presence of other age-related diseases put this population at a high risk of falling.
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