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  Drinking tools – what helps older people drink well? PhD opportunity to test and disseminate user friendly tools to help older people drink well and prevent dehydration (HooperLU19SF)
  Dr L Hooper, Dr D Bunn
Applications accepted all year round

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Background and Aims. One in every five older people living in residential care has low-intake dehydration, due to drinking insufficient fluids to replace obligatory losses (1).
  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.
  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.
  Social network assessment tools: valuing and measuring their place in health and social care research with older people (WhittyJ-PolandFU19SF)
  Prof J Whitty, Prof Fiona Poland
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Crossing health and social science disciplines this PhD will critically evaluate the utility of a social network tool within current modes of social connectedness, exploring whether the quality and obligated nature of the social connection matters and the use of social network tools within health economic evaluations.
  A randomised pilot study of a theory-based intervention to improve appropriate polypharmacy in older people in primary care (PolyPrime)
  Prof C Hughes, Dr H Barry
Applications accepted all year round

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Historically, polypharmacy was viewed negatively (too many medicines), but the advent of multimorbidity and the plethora of treatment guidelines have led to prescribing of multiple medicines, particularly in the older population.
  Evaluating services for older adults with multimorbidity across health and social care
  Dr D Davis
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Project Description. Health for older people exists on a wide continuum of functional states, from active and independent to frail and in institutional care.
  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.
  Using interpersonal touch as a means to improve carer and patient relationship
  Research Group: Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group
  Dr C Jansson-Boyd, Dr D Antoniotti de Vasconcelos e Sa, Dr J Aspell
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/applied-social-and-health-psychology.
  Perceptual stability in Virtual Reality across the adult lifespan
  Dr P Warren, Dr R Champion
Applications accepted all year round

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When we move, stationary parts of the world around us move on the retina. Of course, usually we correctly interpret this retinal motion as due to our own movement and not movement of the surrounding environment.
  Understanding the health behaviour behind GP help-seeking with potential cancer symptoms.
  Prof P Murchie, Dr D Powell, Dr R Vieira
Applications accepted all year round

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