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  Centre for Cultural Ecologies in Art, Design and Architecture

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 This research centre combines concentrations of research themes existing in the School of Art Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield.
  PhDs in Health and Social Care

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Health and Social Care research at Sheffield Hallam University includes an extensive range of research, evaluation and development work.
  Climate change and the development of built asset adaptation strategies
  Research Group: Future Cities Research Network
  Prof K Jones, Prof A Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Future Cities Research Network - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/future-cities.
  KESS2 Scholarship: The rights and voice of children in pre-court criminal proceedings
  Dr H Pierpoint
Application Deadline: 20 November 2019

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Here is an exciting opportunity to study children’s rights and voices in pre-court proceedings which could lead to entirely new processes and services.
  The Evaluation of the Nurse Navigator Role in Queensland
  Assoc Prof C Harvey, Dr A Baldwin, Prof J Judd
Applications accepted all year round

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This project evaluates the effectiveness and sustainability of the nurse navigator model being trialled by Queensland Health, and the Health Navigator's model, implemented in Hawke’s Bay (New Zealand).
  Intelligent pain's intensity detection and action-taking systems using generative adversarial network and reinforcement learning techniques on video processing
  Dr A Altahhan
Application Deadline: 9 December 2019

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Pain can be expressed behaviourally in several ways; through the facial expression of a person, the way he/she pitches their voice or in their body language.
  Antibiotics removal from wastewater using microalgae
  Dr A Escudero, Dr J Roberts, Dr C Hunter
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-020. The ability of disease causing and other bacteria to render current antibiotics ineffective due to acquiring antibiotic resistance (AMR) is predicted to kill 10 million people every year by 2050 without action.
  Volcanic ash, soil development and resilience in a changing climate: a case study from Montserrat (BARCLAYUENV20ARIES)
  Prof J Barclay, Dr B Reid, Dr T Armijos, Dr M Cave
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a volcanic island in possession of some ash must become extremely fertile.
  Co-designing alcohol Interventions
  Dr R Dhital
Applications accepted all year round

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Background Alcohol use has been identified as the cause of approximately 3.3 million deaths worldwide every year, approximately 5.9% of all deaths (WHO, 2014).
  Novel Approaches to Engaging Land Managers in Monitoring the Impact of Agri-Environment-Climate Schemes
  Dr K Prager, Prof S Redpath
Applications accepted all year round

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Agri-environment-climate schemes (AECS) are a voluntary policy mechanism to incentivise and compensate farmers for undertaking environmental measures as part of their land management.
  Effectiveness of arts-based interventions in multi-cultural environments
  Prof M Henshaw
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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There is an increasing number of examples of art (visual and auditory) being used to influence behaviours in public spaces, but it is recognised that appreciation and response to art is significantly influenced by national and/or ethnic culture.
  Collaboration in Design and Construction Teams: Exploring the factors that may influence the adoption of Integrated Project Insurance (IPI) and its potential to improve collaboration among project participants
  Prof J Connaughton
Applications accepted all year round

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Effective collaboration among design and construction teams is an ongoing challenge in modern building construction due primarily to the increasingly complex and highly-specialised range of inputs required from architects, engineers, specialist manufacturers and installers.
  The identification of micro-pollutants in waste water using structural alerts and high resolution liquid chromatography mass spectrometry with non-targeted analysis
  Dr J Roberts, Dr M McNaughtan, Dr J MacLachlan, Dr D Watson
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-025. The environmental problems associated with micro-pollutants such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products reaching water courses from waste water effluent are well documented.
  The dynamics of human attention in the online environment
  Dr M-A Rizoiu
Applications accepted all year round

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Topic. This project will develop and evaluate stochastic models for the spread of information over complex social networks, in which the individual actions -- such as retweets, posts or shares -- are only partially observed.
  Investigation of a probiotic strain of Lactobacillus plantarum 2025 and the development of novel antibacterials
  Prof A Karlyshev
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. The rise of multidrug resistant forms of microbial pathogens imposes a serious problem to public health worldwide. The rapid spread of antimicrobial resistance is associated with misuse of conventional antibiotics.
  Whole genome sequencing to investigate the mechanisms of fluoroquinolone-resistance in field isolates of Salmonella spp.: a nationwide study of recreational areas
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr C Walker, Dr C O'Kane, Dr H McRobie, Dr J Sullivan
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Novel machine learning methodologies for human action correction in videos
  Dr C Grosan
Applications accepted all year round

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The goal of this research is to motivate patients with disabilities to get better in a faster, easier and fun way. It will apply artificial intelligence methods to a software that turns traditional physical therapy exercises into interactive applications, including video cogniexergames.
  Creative Arts in Action
  Dr C Carta
Applications accepted all year round

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The Creative Arts Research Training Academy (CARTA) supports Masters and PhD students who want to undertake research about the creative arts within our society.
  PhDs in Business and Management

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The Department of Management in the Sheffield Business School (SBS) translates research activity into high quality and accessible outputs that inform policy and practice and which enrich our education programmes.
  Doctoral Candidates (PhD Students) in Law M/F

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 The Doctoral Training Unit on Enforcement in Multi-level Regulatory Systems II (REMS-II) is opening various funded PhD positions in law, in the following topics.
  Investigating the anti-cancer effect of hop β -acid Lupulone and its synthetic derivatives on breast cancer cells
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr G Pirianov
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Bacteriolysis: how cell envelope-targeting antibiotics trick bacteria to self-digest
  Dr H Strahl von Schulten, Dr A Fenton
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The bacterial cell envelope is the target for some of our most successful antibiotics including penicillins and cephalosporins, and also for last-resort antibiotics such as vancomycin and daptomycin used to treat life-threatening multidrug-resistant bacterial infections.
  The neural dynamics of egocentric action observation
  Dr S Quadflieg
Application Deadline: 11 December 2019

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The studentship builds on the fact that humans are incredibly skilled at inferring the intentions that guide other people’s actions.
  PhD position/Graduate Research Assistantship in the area of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  Dr A Mishra
Application Deadline: 14 March 2020

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The Laboratory of Lung Inflammation, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University have opening for highly motivated PhD candidate/ Graduate Research Assistant to work on NIH-funded research project in the area of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
  (MRC DTP) Observation and Imagery of Action in Parkinson’s
  Dr E Poliakoff, Dr E Gowen, Dr P Warren
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition affecting around 1 in 500 people, with significant impact on movements, which are typically slower and smaller.
  EASTBIO: Investigating the effect of underutilised, emerging, polyphenol-rich berries on cardiometabolic health.
  Dr N Hoggard, Dr V Rungapamestry, Dr G McDougall
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Nigel Hoggard (University of Aberdeen). http://www.abdn.ac.uk/rowett/research/nigel-hoggard.php. Dr Vanessa Rungapamestry (University of Aberdeen).
  Investigating the Post-Antibiotic Effect at a single-cell resolution. PhD in Biosciences (SWBio DTP)
  Dr T Bergmiller
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Tobias Bergmiller, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Inhibition of PRMT5 as a cancer therapy
  Dr K. Sheppard
Applications accepted all year round

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Targeted therapy has had profound impact on outcomes for cancer patients.
  mRNA translation reprogramming and metabolic re-wiring in response to ribosome-targeted therapies
  Prof R. Pearson, Dr J Kang
Applications accepted all year round

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Increased synthesis and activity of ribosomes are associated with oncogenesis downstream of the major oncogenes including MYC, RAS and PI3K.
  Expanding the Evidence Base Through Inter-Sectoral Partnerships for Action on Health Equity
  Dr L D'Ambruoso, Prof I Theodossiou, Prof P Abbott
Applications accepted all year round

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Described as the single most critical development failure of the past 30 years, the majority of births, deaths and causes of death in Africa and Asia are never recorded.
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