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  Stress, Healthy Ageing and Physical Exercise (SHAPE)
  Prof AC Whittaker, Dr G Ryde, Dr J Connelly
Applications accepted all year round

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The SHAPE project will examine the associations between physical activity and psychological, social and physical wellbeing in older adults, and develop a protocol for an intervention to influence healthy ageing across psychosocial, neuroendocrine and physiological health outcomes.
  Accurate measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in adults with a spinal cord injury
  Dr D Bailey
Applications accepted all year round

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The proposed research will be conducted with an industry partner to develop a device for accurate measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in adults with a spinal cord injury who use a manual wheelchair (those with paraplegia).
  The impact of health and fitness social media on physical activity and body image in adolescents
  Dr C Kerner
Applications accepted all year round

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Around 50% of young people engage with health and fitness content on social media (Crane et al., 2015). Young people’s engagement with health-related social media has been shown to impact their health-related knowledge and behaviours, such as physical activity, diet and mental health (Goodyear and Quennerstedt, 2019).
  The influence of dog-ownership on physical activity and other outcomes in those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?
  Research Group: Ageing Well
  Dr N Roberts, Dr P Dall
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20037 Roberts. Exercise and physical activity are important in preventing and managing long term conditions. Walking time and standing time have been shown to be reduced in patients with severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
  Young People, Social Media and Physical Activity Education
  Dr V Goodyear
Applications accepted all year round

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Introduction, Aims and Research Questions. The idea that social media has an effect on young people’s health is compelling (Orben & Przybylski, 2019).
  Inclusive Design for Future Oral Health Scenarios; A lifespan design approach investigating mainstream and extreme oral health pathways
  Dr F Nickpour, Dr N Longridge
Application Deadline: 15 June 2020

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The University of Liverpool has set up a Doctoral Training Network in Technologies for Healthy Ageing to train the next generation of physical scientists and engineers to develop novel technologies and devices to address the challenges faced by older people and our clinical colleagues who work with them.
  Shoppers’ attitudes towards personalised advertising in the physical environment
  Dr A Canhoto
Applications accepted all year round

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The retail industry has seen dramatic changes, as a result of digitalization. Digital technology offered retailers the opportunity to capture data and develop insight about their customers, and to improve efficiency.
  Determinants associated with physical activity levels in chronic neuropathic pain
  Mr T Chee-Wee, Mr P Cameron, Dr P Dall
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20035 Tan. People with chronic neuropathic pain (CNP) experience poor quality of life, health and physical function outcomes.
  Physical Activity and Health of Young Adults - A Self Funded PhD
  Dr B Dagger, Dr M Jackson
Applications accepted all year round

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Young adults are an often overlooked population with regards to health monitoring and intervention. However, research suggests that emerging adulthood is a critical window during which lifestyle habits are formed and continue into older adulthood.
  Characterising changes and covariation in physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep during childhood and adolescence (AtkinAU19SF)
  Dr A Atkin
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Public health interventions often seek to change the amount of time that people spend in particular behaviours, such as increasing physical activity or reducing sedentary behaviour, with the aim of enhancing health.
  Monitoring of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour SEBE0035
  Prof H Yu
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Ambulatory assessments (AA) comprises the use of field methods to assess the ongoing behaviour, physiology, experience and environmental aspects of people in the natural setting.
  Developing statistical longitudinal models to investigate the effects of life course events and decisions over the long term on the physical and mental health of the elderly
  Dr P Soan, Dr R McNiece
Applications accepted all year round

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This study aims to develop statistical models to describe and investigate the effects of life course events and decisions over the years on well-being in later life.
  Promoting self-management and developing resilience to protect and promote nurses’ physical and mental health and wellbeing.
  Dr Louise Hoyle, Dr Carol Bugge
Applications accepted all year round

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Nurses make up the largest part of the NHS Scotland workforce (43%) and nearly 50% of the global health workforce. Yet, nurses suffer more than average from health problems due to the physical and mental stress of their jobs.
  Reducing sedentary behaviour and increasing physical activity for the prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes
  Dr D Bailey
Applications accepted all year round

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This proposed research will follow a process of intervention development and evaluation targeted at reducing and breaking up sitting time for the prevention and/or management of Type 2 diabetes.
  Investigating Transport System Risks due to Cyber-Physical Security Threats
  Prof S Shaikh, Dr H Nga Nyguen
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship. The successful candidate will be joining the project ‘Investigating Transport System Risks due to Cyber-Physical Security Threats’ in the Systems Security Group at Coventry.
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