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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
Applications accepted all year round

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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 December 2019

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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.
  Evaluating services for older adults with multimorbidity across health and social care
  Dr D Davis
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Project Description. Health for older people exists on a wide continuum of functional states, from active and independent to frail and in institutional care.
  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.
  Developing a sensory processing measure for people with dementia
  Prof C Surr, Dr SJ Smith
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Sensory processing changes, such as heightened sensitivity to touch, are common in dementia and they, alongside over or under-stimulation, are thought to contribute to increased distress and care interactions that staff may find difficult to support effectively.
  Understanding the health behaviour behind GP help-seeking with potential cancer symptoms.
  Prof P Murchie, Dr D Powell, Dr R Vieira
Applications accepted all year round

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1. Background to the project.
  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.
  Skills for Active Independent Living- Preventing frailty progression. (FoxCU19SF)
  Dr C Fox, Dr J Cross
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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Frailty, a multidimensional syndrome, needs holistic assessment and intervention. A systematic review showed combined exercise, nutrition and cognitive training has cumulative impacts on frailty and is potentially cost-effective.
  KESS2 Scholarship: Arts in Care Settings: Embedding the cARTrefu Approach in the Social Care Sector
  Ms D Seddon, Dr K Algar-Skaife
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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We are seeking a highly capable and motivated graduate for this exciting opportunity to undertake a fully funded, full-time one-year programme of research and associated training and gain a Masters in Research (MRes).
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Combining senolytic treatment with exercise to prevent the development of sarcopenia
  Dr S Miwa, Prof A McArdle, Prof T von Zglinicki
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Muscle loss with ageing (sarcopenia) is a major contributor to frailty and loss of independency in older people. Exercise intervention can improve muscle function, but is not able to prevent age-associated muscle loss.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Delirium as an acute brain injury in hospital inpatients: can clinical features and biomarkers predict outcomes?
  Prof A Maclullich, Dr D McAllister, Dr S Shenkin
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Additional Supervisor - Dr Matthew Reed. Background. Delirium is a severe medical emergency that is triggered by acute medical illness, drugs, trauma or surgery.
  Using novel technologies to improve visual performance in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  Dr S Jeon, Dr L Sweeney, Prof N Strang
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19029. The prevalence of age related macular degeneration (ARMD) is increasing in the UK; leading to large numbers of older people having difficulty with tasks such as reading and recognising faces.
  Medicines as Emotional Objects: Multimorbidity and Polypharmacy in Socio-Historical Perspective
  Prof D Swinglehurst, Prof T Dixon
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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This 3-year PhD project is funded through the QMUL Life Sciences Initiative and is a collaboration between the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health and the Centre for the History of Emotions.
  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].
  Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities
  Dr M McCarthy
Application Deadline: 9 December 2019

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The Tizard Centre is one of the leading academic groups concerned with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work alongside academics renowned nationally and internationally for their contributions to the field.
  Co-morbidity in people living with and beyond cancer
  Prof S Taylor, Dr D Ullah, Prof C Chelala
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Around 2.5 million people in the UK are currently living with and beyond cancer (sometimes referred to as “cancer survivors”) and this number will rise to 4 million by 2020.
  People, Places and Pockets: Appraising The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 as an Effective Anti-poverty Intervention for Rural Scotland.
  Prof J McKendrick, Prof S Sinclair, Dr M Kettle
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Reference Number. GSBS-2019-121. The Carers (Scotland) Support Act 2016 was introduced in 2018 with the aim of enhancing the quality of life of carers by supporting them to deliver their caring role.
  (BBSRC DTP) Examining the neural pathways controlling human swallowing in the older brain through cortical and peripheral neurostimulation
  Prof S Hamdy, Prof R Elliott
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The ageing process involves physiological and neurological changes that diminish swallowing safety and efficiency, which may increase the risk of life-threatening complications such as malnutrition and aspiration pneumonia.
  Improving the lives of older adults with hearing loss: Developing a self-report measure of effortful listening to guide clinical practice
  Dr A Heinrich, Prof K Munro, Dr R Millman
Applications accepted all year round

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Hearing loss is the most prevalent sensory deficit. In the UK, more than 10 million adults have a hearing loss. Because it is often associated with old age and the size of the older population is growing, it is predicted that there will be more than 14 million people with a hearing loss by 2030.
  Treating eating disorders in young people
  Dr P Jenkins
Applications accepted all year round

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"Eating disorders are serious psychiatric illnesses affecting both adults and young people, and are associated with a number of severe health consequences.
  Behavioural and brain mechanisms of social decision-making across the lifespan and in antisocial behaviour.
  Dr P Lockwood, Dr J Galea, Dr S De Brito
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The social decision neuroscience lab (www.sdn-lab.org) is offering a competitively funded project examining the fundamental behavioural, computational and neural mechanisms of social decision-making in humans.
  MRC DTP 4 Year PhD Programme: Mendelian Randomisation Approaches to defining the Underlying risk factors for the Dementias.
  Dr A Doney, Dr W Meng
Application Deadline: 11 January 2020

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This project is offered as part of the University of Dundee 4-year MRC DTP Programme “Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science”.
  The costs of managing incontinence in Scotland
  Prof H Mason, Prof J Booth, Prof S Hagen
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19019. Urinary incontinence is common, currently affecting up to one third of all adults and is a growing problem.
  Two-stream Machine Learning Architecture based on Deep Learning and HMM for Video-based Ambient Assisted Living
  Dr JC Nebel
Applications accepted all year round

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Ambient assisted living aims at improving the quality of life and supporting independent and healthy living of older or/and impaired people within their own home environment.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Cell cycle regulation in oocytes: can we prevent chromosome division errors that result in infertility and miscarriage?
  Dr S Madgwick, Prof J Higgins
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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We are pleased to invite candidates to apply for our PhD studentship investigating the role of cell cycle protein regulation in preventing cell division errors that lead to infertility and miscarriage in women.
  Sport and Exercise Science: Fully Funded PhD Scholarship: The influence of dietary patterns on in vivo skeletal muscle and vascular characteristics across adult ages
  Dr S Heffernan
Application Deadline: 22 November 2019

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This scholarship is funded by Swansea University’s College of Engineering. Start date. January 2020. Subject areas. Nutrition, Muscle Physiology, Vascular Physiology.
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