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  GW4 BioMed MRC DTP PhD studentship: Using artificial intelligence to identify risks to patient safety from poor quality medicines guidance for health professionals
  Dr M Jones
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the ‘GW4 BioMed MRC Doctoral Training Partnership’ which is offering up to 18 studentships for entry in September 2020.
  Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the NHS England: The Impact of Policies on Strategies and Processes
  Dr P Mothan-Hill
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this PhD/DBA project is to map and evaluate the different policies, strategies and processes of the NHS England with regards to climate change adaptation and mitigation and to measure and suggest improvements on how the health sector contributes to two of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
  Experiences of End of Life Care of Bereaved caregivers of People with Heart Failure
  Dr S Schutz
Application Deadline: 28 October 2019

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Oxford Brookes University. Faculty of Health and Life Sciences,. 3 Year Full Time studentship. Eligibility. Home UK/EU applicants who must be permanently resident in UK/EU.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering

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Ultrasonics is the science and technology of sound at frequencies above the audible range. It is vitally important across many sectors, including medical and industrial imaging, treatments and processes, cleaning, robotics, sonar, haptics, energy transfer, and communications.
  UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence for Medical Diagnosis and Care

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Building on the Leeds distinctive strength, depth and international excellence in multi-modal AI, and medical diagnosis and care, we will train cohorts of researchers equipped with the necessary skills to unlock the immense potential of AI within the health domain.
  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.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering

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PhD Type

Ultrasonics is the science and technology of sound at frequencies above the audible range. It is vitally important across many sectors, including medical and industrial imaging, treatments and processes, cleaning, robotics, sonar, haptics, energy transfer, and communications.
  Maximising acceptability of risk stratification in the NHS breast screening programme
  Research Group: School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences
  Dr J Waller, Dr S Scott
Application Deadline: 8 November 2019

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To start. 1 January 2020 (negotiable). Background. Women aged 50-70 years in England are offered 3-yearly breast screening but there is increasing interest in stratifying screening to women’s individual breast cancer risk.
  Psycho-social needs of patients with HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer
  Dr J Brett, Prof E Watson
Application Deadline: 28 October 2019

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Oxford Brookes University. Faculty of Health and Life Sciences,. Oxford Institute of Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Research.
  Development of a platform for healthcare operations management underpinning strategic, tactical and operational decisions
  Dr D Gartner
Applications accepted all year round

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A graphical user interface will be developed in close collaboration with NHS practitioners (physicians, nurses and managers) to support decision making.
  Analysing treatment resistance in psychiatric disorders through large-scale electronic clinical records
  Dr J Walters
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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PhD Type

The ‘GW4 BioMed MRC DTP’ is awarding up to 18 studentships with an October 2020 start date, aligned with the themes of Infection, Immunity and Repair; Neuroscience and Mental Health; and Population Health.
  Developing and evaluating a primary care navigation intervention for children and young people who have dental pain
  Dr V Muirhead
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. A significant proportion of children still suffer from dental problems that cause acute pain despite massive improvements in children’s oral health in the UK [1].
  (MRC DTP) Computer-aided Detection of Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures in Clinical Images Using Convolutional Neural Network Constrained Local Models (CNN-CLMs)
  Dr P Bromiley, Prof T Cootes, Dr EP Kariki
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Osteoporosis is a common, degenerative skeletal disorder that increases the risk of fractures and causes significant morbidity and mortality.
  (MRC DTP) Development of a software system to automatically detect and quantify foot collapse
  Dr Claudia Lindner, Prof T Cootes
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Charcot arthropathy is collapse of a joint secondary to peripheral neuropathy, most commonly secondary to diabetes or alcoholism.
  (MRC DTP) Understanding the regulation of an IL-1alpha inflammatory reaction
  Dr D Brough, Prof S Allan, Dr J Rivers-Auty
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Background. Inflammation is a response of the innate immune system that controls infection and promotes resistance and tissue repair.
  Computer-aided Detection of Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures in Clinical Images Using Convolutional Neural Network Constrained Local Models (CNN-CLMs)
  Dr P Bromiley, Prof T Cootes, Dr EP Kariki
Applications accepted all year round

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Osteoporosis is a common, degenerative skeletal disorder that increases the risk of fractures and causes significant morbidity and mortality.
  Developing a questionnaire to assesses patients’ experiences of audiology services
  Prof K Munro, Prof C Armitage
Applications accepted all year round

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There is growing interest in measuring patients’ experiences of clinical services. This can be used to measure quality, evaluate quality improvement initiatives and compare services.
  Development of Convolutional Neural Networks and Associated Error Estimation Techniques for Vertebral Segmentation in Axial Computed Tomography Image Slices
  Dr N Thacker, Dr P Bromiley
Applications accepted all year round

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Osteoporosis is a common skeletal disorder that increases the risk of fractures and causes significant morbidity and mortality. Vertebral fractures (VFs) are often an early manifestation of osteoporosis but are significantly under-diagnosed in clinical practice.
  Pupillometry as a Diagnostic & Prognostic Indicator in Neurological Diseases
  Prof R Chilcott
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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Applications are invited for a University-funded PhD studentship to further develop an in-house prototype pupillometer for the detection of various neurological diseases.
  Development of a Core Outcome Set relevant to assess effectiveness of longer-term stroke care.
  Prof A Forster
Application Deadline: 22 October 2019

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In stroke, research is focused on enhancing rehabilitation and improving the longer-term outcomes for stroke survivors and their carers.
  Adapting and testing the feasibility of an enhanced community-based rehabilitation programme following hip fracture for people with dementia or cognitive impairment
  Prof N Williams
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Proximal femoral fracture (commonly referred to as hip fracture) is a major health problem in the frail elderly [1], and 42% have cognitive impairment [2].
  Factors influencing successful implementation of advanced nursing practice roles in oncology: a qualitative inquiry.
  Prof A Tod, Dr R King
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD provides a unique opportunity for a student to conduct an in-depth qualitative study exploring factors influencing the successful implementation of Advanced Nursing Practice (ANP) roles in an oncology setting.
  A 3D in vitro model of wound healing incorporating skin, nerves and immune cells
  Dr A M Rajnicek, Dr H M Wilson
Applications accepted all year round

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Diabetes, paralysis, being bed ridden and other conditions can result in chronic wounds that fail to heal, with significant personal consequences for patients and an annual cost of £4.5-5.1 billion annually (Guest et al., 2015) to the National Health Service.
  Getting to grips with severe asthma - a whole population approach using routinely acquired data.
  Prof S Turner, Dr D Miller
Applications accepted all year round

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There are 500,000 people in Scotland who have asthma. Asthma symptoms range from mild through moderate to severe. Severe asthma is not common but since it is associated with morbidity and mortality, severe asthma is a considerable burden to patients, society and the NHS.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Engineered Tissues for Discovery, Industry and Medicine (LifETIME)

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The CDT will train the next generation of leaders in developing in vitro tissues, sensing and diagnostics to develop humanised in vitro systems to drive better drug screening.
  PhD opportunities in Social Work / Youth and Community Studies at Brunel University London

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Qualification type. MPhil / PhD. Location. Uxbridge, London. Mode of study. Full-time and Part-time.
  Changes to prescribing – evaluation of likely impacts on the aquatic environment and AMR potential
  Dr K Helwig, Dr C Hunter, Dr J Spencer
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-019. After consumption, pharmaceutical residues are excreted by patients, not fully removed in wastewater treatment works, and thus enter the aquatic environment, where they pose a risk to aquatic organisms through chronic exposure.
  Development of a single NGS pipeline using a novel universal virus enrichment panel for the detection and typing of viral pathogens.
  Prof L Scobie, Dr R Gunson
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19001. Current routine virology diagnostics rely upon serological methods and novel molecular methods such as real time PCR.
  Epidemiological study of ageing populations affected by blood borne viruses and associated health risk behaviours : analysis of linked databases
  Prof S Hutchinson, Dr H Innes, Dr A Yeung
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19006. Scotland has a track record in undertaking record-linkage studies to inform public health policy and practice.
  Multimorbidity in people with musculoskeletal disorders
  Dr G Hendry, Prof M Steultjens, Dr S Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19015. Multimorbidity is a major national health priority. This is due to its high and rising prevalence, the complexity of care need, and demands on patients and practitioners for seeking and delivering care.
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