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We have 478 risk PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Causal risk factors and biological mechanisms for colorectal cancer risk

Rationale. Diet and lifestyle are likely to play an important role in colorectal cancer risk; obesity, low levels of physical activity, red and process meat consumption and low intake of dietary fibre have all been shown to predict colorectal cancer risk. Read more

Updating the background characteristics and risk factors associated with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) to inform risk-reduction messages and help target vulnerable families

Our team has been instrumental in reducing the number of cot deaths (SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) in England & Wales by 90% over the last three decades.[1] The remaining 2-300 unexpected infant deaths per year show a marked inequality, largely coming from socio-economically deprived communities. Read more

An optimal framework for disease risk prediction and stratification for multi-ethnic populations (ref: SF22/HLS/APP/Chimusa)

The exceptional polygenicity of human traits makes unravelling mechanisms from disease risk prediction models daunting. The development of polygenic risk scores (PRS) methods, their evaluation and clinical utility have been explored almost in European ancestry Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) data sets. Read more

Repurposing and enriching cardiovascular risk prediction model to identify people at risk of cancer – UCL (part of Health Data Research UK’s Big Data for Complex Disease Driver Programme)

Risk-stratified management of cardiovascular disease (CVD), where people without established disease receive preventative interventions and monitoring based on their 10-years predicted risk, has been highly successful to ensure healthcare resources are allocated to those most likely to benefit. Read more

Stress and health: Lifespan stress and cardio-metabolic disease risk pathways through cardiovascular stress reactivity

  Research Group: SPARKLE - Stirling Physical Activity Research, Knowledge & Learning Exchange
There are large physiological variations in how individuals respond to stressful stimuli which have important health and behavioural implications (Carroll… Read more

A Data Analytics Approach to Identifying Doping Risk Indicators

The Centre for National Training and Research Excellence in Understanding behaviour (CENTRE-UB) is inviting applications for a Doctoral Studentship in association with our collaborative partner United Kingdom Anti-Doping (UKAD) to start in October 2024. Read more

An investigation on the association of high risk human papillomavirus (HPV) types with colonic adenomata and adenocarcinomas: a UK population based study

This PhD studentship invites application for a study “investigating the association between high risk human papillomavirus (HPV) types and colonic adenomata and adenocarcinomas in a UK population”.  Colorectal cancer (CRC) is an important public health problem worldwide occupying most frequent causes of cancer-related mortality. Read more

The Ethics of Communicating Scientific Risk

Scientific research is intimately bound up with risk. For one thing, scientific findings often reveal significant societal risks, such as risks of catastrophic climate change or dangerous disease outbreaks. Read more

Identifying metabolic drivers of cancer development

Rationale. Growing evidence suggests that cell extrinsic factors are key in modulating tumor progression. Metabolites are small molecules that act as sources of fuel and building blocks essential for cells and tissues when present at normal levels. Read more

NIHR Leeds BRC: Improving understanding of the use and interpretation of risk prediction tools

There are many risk prediction tools developed but only a fraction make it to routine clinical use. The reasons are multiple, for example some are geographically specific, many remain unvalidated, some lack clinical utility. . Read more

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