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  People, Places and Pockets: Appraising The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 as an Effective Anti-poverty Intervention for Rural Scotland.
  Prof J McKendrick, Prof S Sinclair, Dr M Kettle
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Reference Number. GSBS-2019-121. The Carers (Scotland) Support Act 2016 was introduced in 2018 with the aim of enhancing the quality of life of carers by supporting them to deliver their caring role.
  (BBSRC DTP) Examining the neural pathways controlling human swallowing in the older brain through cortical and peripheral neurostimulation
  Prof S Hamdy, Prof R Elliott
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The ageing process involves physiological and neurological changes that diminish swallowing safety and efficiency, which may increase the risk of life-threatening complications such as malnutrition and aspiration pneumonia.
  Career Transitions amongst older workers
  Prof J Duberley, Dr H Birkett
Application Deadline: 17 November 2019

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Careers research has highlighted the fact that people are continuing to work into older age than in previous generations – however the nature of some people’s jobs means that they will not be able to continue at the same pace as they did when they were younger.
  Improving the lives of older adults with hearing loss: Developing a self-report measure of effortful listening to guide clinical practice
  Dr A Heinrich, Prof K Munro, Dr R Millman
Applications accepted all year round

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Hearing loss is the most prevalent sensory deficit. In the UK, more than 10 million adults have a hearing loss. Because it is often associated with old age and the size of the older population is growing, it is predicted that there will be more than 14 million people with a hearing loss by 2030.
  Treating eating disorders in young people
  Dr P Jenkins
Applications accepted all year round

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"Eating disorders are serious psychiatric illnesses affecting both adults and young people, and are associated with a number of severe health consequences.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Mendelian Randomisation Approaches to defining the Underlying risk factors for the Dementias.
  Dr A Doney, Dr W Meng
Application Deadline: 11 January 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  PhD Research Fellow in Biomarker Discovery
  Prof G Alves, Dr J Maple-Grødem
Application Deadline: 17 November 2019

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The University of Stavanger invites applicants for PhD fellowships in Biomedicine as part of the GCase-Responders Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (the GRAND project).
  PhD Research Fellow in Neuroimaging / Machine learning
  Dr K Oppedal, Prof G Alves
Application Deadline: 17 November 2019

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The University of Stavanger invites applicants for PhD fellowships in Biomedicine as part of the GCase-Responders Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (the GRAND project).
  The costs of managing incontinence in Scotland
  Prof H Mason, Prof J Booth, Prof S Hagen
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19019. Urinary incontinence is common, currently affecting up to one third of all adults and is a growing problem.
  Two-stream Machine Learning Architecture based on Deep Learning and HMM for Video-based Ambient Assisted Living
  Dr JC Nebel
Applications accepted all year round

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Ambient assisted living aims at improving the quality of life and supporting independent and healthy living of older or/and impaired people within their own home environment.
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