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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
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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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 March 2020

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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.
  Design for Ageing: Developing new approaches to design intervention within UK housing, in support of positive ageing-in-place.
  Dr S Clark, Dr J Patterson
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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In the UK 96% of older households live in mainstream, non-specialist housing; 79% of older people want to stay living in their current home and plan to age in place.
  MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit - Relationships and Health programme

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Our Relationships and Health programme studies the dynamic, interactive processes through which our relationships influence health and wellbeing.
  Improving access to and adaptation of psychological therapy for people with dementia
  Research Group: Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology
  Dr J Stott, Dr A John
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Vacancy Information. The UCL Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology (CEHP) is offering a 3-year PhD studentship, which aims to better understand how psychological therapies can be adapted and implemented for people living with dementia.
  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.
  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.
  Paths for People
  Dr C Bates, Dr T Hall
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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Cardiff University School of Social Sciences invites applications for PhD study with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP Studentship, available to start in October 2020, which is available in the area of Sociology.
  Planning for the Future: Legal Decision-Making and Dementia
  Dr R Harding
Applications accepted all year round

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People with dementia and those who care for them are some of the most disadvantaged and powerless people in our society. They require special attention in both law and society to ensure that their voices are heard, their rights are respected, and their interests are protected.
  Investigating the incidence of falls and relationship to motor ability in autistic adults
  Dr E Gowen, Dr E Stanmore, Dr E Poliakoff
Applications accepted all year round

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Autism is a life-long developmental condition that affects how a person communicates and interacts with people. In addition to these social symptoms, >70% of autistic individuals show signs of altered motor control such as less accurate eye-hand coordination, unstable balance and abnormal gait patterns.
  MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit - Complexity in Health programme

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Our Complexity in Health programme develops and applies research methods that are designed for understanding the variety of interdependent factors that shape the impact of interventions and policies that aim to improve health and to reduce health inequalities.
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