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  Effects of methodological decisions on the outcomes of systematic reviews (HooperL-SongFU19SF)
  Dr L Hooper, Dr F Song
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Background and Aims. Our systematic reviews for the World Health Organization assessed health effects of dietary fats in long-term randomised controlled trials (1-5).
  Establishing the reliability and validity of digital tools to collect patient generated data
  Dr J McBeth, Prof W Dixon
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. The rise in consumer electronics ownership, such as smartphones and smartwatches, offers unique opportunities to collect granular subject-reported and passively collected research data via remote monitoring.
  Education of health and care staff on LGBT issues using behaviour-change techniques.
  Prof C Meads, Dr D McDermott
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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A recent community survey of 3000 UK health and social care staff (Unhealthy Attitudes Survey; Stonewall 2015) found that 25% of patient- or client-facing staff had heard colleagues make negative remarks about sexual orientation and 20% had heard negative remarks about gender identity.
  Do rural-dwellers experience cancer symptoms differently? A mixed methods PhD project using the USEFUL a community-based cohort assessing prevalence and response to potential cancer symptoms)
  Prof P Murchie, Dr J Allan, Dr R Vieira
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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1. Background to the project. Scottish people living further from key healthcare facilities have less chance of prompt cancer diagnosis and poorer cancer survival than those living closer-by[1].
  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.
  Do rural-dwellers develop more aggressive breast and prostate cancer than those living in the city?
  Prof P Murchie, Dr Z Miedzybrodzka, Prof V Speirs, Dr R Vieira
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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  Automotive crowdsourcing
  Prof J Giacomin
Applications accepted all year round

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Problem Statement. Among innovation experts crowdsourcing is considered to be a highly cost effective manner for businesses to connect with their customers, identify new design concepts and outsource work.
  Chemotherapy dose-capping due to obesity and its impact on survival
  Prof A Renehan, Dr Jorge Barriuso
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity is associated with risk for several cancer types, including colorectal and breast cancers (1). Obesity also predicts for a poor outcome after cancer treatment.
  Measuring respectful maternal and newborn care (GCRF)
  Prof T Lavender, Dr C Bedwell
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Substantial evidence shows that disrespect and abuse remain prevalent, primarily in low-income countries (LICs).
  Financing Clean Air: the potential of Land Value Capture (LVC) to secure sustainable urban development supporting air quality enhancement
  Mr J Sik Kim, Dr HC Chung
Applications accepted all year round

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Poor urban air quality is a threat to human life, a detrimental impact on quality of life and potentially hindering economic growth.
  Physical activity prescription to improve mental and physical health in people with vision loss
  Prof P Allen, Dr L Smith, Dr S Forwood
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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Regular participation in physical activity has been associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, certain cancers and in older adults Alzheimer’s disease, as well as prevention of falls and greater independence.
  Modification of marketed dosage forms for administration to children
  Dr F O'Brien, Dr M Peak
Applications accepted all year round

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Can guidance be provided to allow pharmaceutical companies to develop approvable strategies for alternative methods of administration of medicines to children when the marketed dosage form does not provide the required dose and/or is not acceptable to the child or carers?.
  The effectiveness of nurture groups for secondary school pupils
  Dr C Lennox, Dr Sandra Flynn
Applications accepted all year round

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Children with emotional difficulties often experience problems at school, especially around academic progress and within peer relationships.
  Understanding factors that influence behaviour change talk in routine dental care to prevent oral health problems in young children
  Dr S Peters, Dr J Goldthorpe
Applications accepted all year round

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Dental decay is a preventable disease that impacts significantly on children’s development and wellbeing. Tooth extraction due to decayed teeth is the number one reason for hospital admission in young children and in Greater Manchester, a 1/3 of children have dental decay by the time they start school.
  Augmenting Stroke-Focused Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (ASCOT) (BroomfieldNU19SF)
  Prof N Broomfield, Dr F Gracey, Prof Valerie Pomeroy
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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One third of stroke survivors develop Post-Stroke Depression (PSD), one quarter post-stroke anxiety (PSA) yet few effective psychological interventions exist.
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