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  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].
  Anaemia of Chronic Kidney Disease: An All-Wales primary and secondary care prevalence and incidence study
  Prof M Gumbleton
Applications accepted all year round

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Aim. The project will investigate the prevalence of ACKD in Wales across primary and secondary care. It will follow patients with CKD G3-5 to explore the association between ACKD and hospitalisation and mortality.
  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.
  Detecting high-risk smokers in Primary Care Electronic Health Records: an automatic classification, data extraction and predictive modelling approach.
  Prof F Sullivan, Prof T Kelsey
Application Deadline: 7 December 2019

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PhD Opportunity in Populations and Behavioural Science at the School of Medicine, University of St Andrews.
  Identification of patient safety indicators spanning primary and secondary care, and development of a framework to guide safety monitoring
  Dr H Hogan, Dr Y Jani, Dr J Robson
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Digital Integrated Care Records that span the health economy have the potential to benefit patients and clinicians by enabling safer, more joined up care through the sharing of comprehensive clinical information.
  KESS2 Scholarship: Developing a conversation about identifying community needs to embrace well-being through social prescribing interventions. (Masters by research)
  Dr M Lynch
Application Deadline: 22 November 2019

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The NHS faces increasing pressure on resources as a result of an ageing population with chronic illnesses and complex issues as well as health inequalities.
  Developing a holistic data analytical model for reducing workload on doctors in NHS General Practices by safely shifting significant workload to other competent professionals (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/CIS/ALI)
  Dr A Ali, Dr S Khan
Applications accepted all year round

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Primary care is critical to the effectiveness and sustainability of the health system in the UK. This is recognised in the current transformation of healthcare that aims to provide care and treatment in the community rather than through hospital-centric services.
  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Improve the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Health Care
  Dr B Brown, Prof D Dowding
Applications accepted all year round

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is widespread throughout commercial industries (think Google, Uber, Alexa, and Siri), but rarely used in health care settings.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Analysing and recommending personalised care pathways for multimorbid patients with the use of artificial intelligence techniques
  Research Group: Centre for Medical Informatics
  Dr A Manataki, Dr D Wake, Dr S Cunningham
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Multimorbidity is one of the biggest challenges that health services are facing in the UK and worldwide. Care for people living with multiple conditions accounts for over half of the costs of primary and secondary care in the UK, and the number of these patients is rising.
  (MCRC Clinical) Urinary HPV testing for cervical cancer screening
  Prof E Crosbie, Prof T Walsh
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Background. Cervical cancer is caused by chronic infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). Cervical screening tests for HPV in cells collected from the cervix using a soft brush.
  The effects of risk factor measurement variability on clinical decision-making
  Prof T Marshall
Applications accepted all year round

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Clinical measurements are undertaken to diagnose patients and to determine eligibility for treatment. They are also undertaken to monitor response to treatment.
  Health and Social Care PhD Opportunities at School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR)

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 We are offering three 3-year PhD scholarships (full-time or 5 years part-time) to be based in the Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS) and Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) in the School of Social Policy and Social Research (SSPSSR), University of Kent.
  Development of strategies for implementation of digital technologies in medical consultations
  Prof F Stevenson
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Greater use of digital technologies is increasingly offered up as a potential solution for health and social care services which are struggling to respond to demand.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Developing data science approaches to improve paediatric critical care patient flows and its related health economics benefits in Scotland
  Research Group: Centre for Medical Informatics
  Dr T Lo, Dr A Manataki, Dr L Moss, Dr A Neilson
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Paediatric critical care (PCC) is a highly valued specialist service that saves infants and children’s life. Over the past decade, the demand of PCC beds exceeds the expected population growth in the UK.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Developing Personalised Precision Medical Approaches for Paediatric Intensive Care through Data Informatics and Machine Learning on the Impact of Acute Clinical and Physiological Phenotypes on Outcome
  Dr J Escudero Rodriguez, Dr T Lo, Dr L Moss
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Routine clinical practice generates a large amount of data that is under-used for research and quality improvement[1].
  (MCRC Clinical) Creating and annotating a digital pathology atlas for primary and metastatic PDA
  Dr C Jorgensen, Dr G Brady, Prof J W Valle
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Project summary. Creating and annotating a digital pathology atlas for primary and metastatic PDA. Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDA) is a dismal disease with late detection, limited treatment option and poor outcome.
  NIHR ARC North Thames funded PhD studentships

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The National Institute of Health Research Applied Research Collaboration North Thames (NIHR ARC North Thames) is now recruiting to PhD studentships.NIHR ARC North Thames is funded to conduct high quality applied health research, focused on the needs of patients and the public to produce a direct impact on health and the way health care and public health is organised and delivered.
  NIHR ARC North Thames funded PhD studentships

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The National Institute of Health Research Applied Research Collaboration North Thames (NIHR ARC North Thames) is now recruiting to PhD studentships.NIHR ARC North Thames is funded to conduct high quality applied health research, focused on the needs of patients and the public to produce a direct impact on health and the way health care and public health is organised and delivered.
  NIHR ARC North Thames funded PhD studentships

Funding Type

PhD Type

The National Institute of Health Research Applied Research Collaboration North Thames (NIHR ARC North Thames) is now recruiting to PhD studentships.NIHR ARC North Thames is funded to conduct high quality applied health research, focused on the needs of patients and the public to produce a direct impact on health and the way health care and public health is organised and delivered.
  NIHR ARC North Thames funded PhD studentships

Funding Type

PhD Type

The National Institute of Health Research Applied Research Collaboration North Thames (NIHR ARC North Thames) is now recruiting to PhD studentships.NIHR ARC North Thames is funded to conduct high quality applied health research, focused on the needs of patients and the public to produce a direct impact on health and the way health care and public health is organised and delivered.
  Evaluating the effect of child and maternal care policies on health care use and health in Low income settings
  Dr Laura Anselmi, Dr Ralitza Dimova
Applications accepted all year round

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Improving child and maternal care and health has been a priority in low and middle countries for decades. Interventions have encompassed reorganization and financing of healthcare provision to increase service availability and have been evaluated in isolation to understand the impact on care use.
  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.
  (MCRC Clinical) Developing circulating and imaging biomarkers towards personalised radiotherapy in lung cancer
  Prof C Faivre-Finn, Dr G Price, Prof C Dive
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Project summary. Approximately a third of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer cases are locally-advanced (LA-NSCLC) at presentation (~13,000 pts a year in the UK) with the majority being unsuitable for curative surgery.
  The molecular mechanisms underpinning individual variation in platelet function and their effect on the progression and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
  Dr CI Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Platelets are small blood cells that play a vital role in the chronic and acute progression of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). Platelets respond to a range of agonists, which are released when blood vessels are damaged, by aggregating together to form thrombi.
  Modelling geographical variation in supply and demand influences on the use of health care in England
  Dr Laura Anselmi, Prof M Sutton
Applications accepted all year round

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Understanding the drivers of geographic variation in health care expenditure and utilization is key in identifying needs for health care and planning equitably the distribution of health care supply.
  (MCRC Clinical) Investigating the requirement for MOZ and its HAT activity, in human AMLs
  Prof G Lacaud, Dr T Somervaille, Dr M Maqbool
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Project summary. Treatments for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) have not dramatically changed, or improved, for the last 30 years. The current treatments are very debilitating, associated with high morbidity and inappropriate for a large fraction of patients.
  Oxford University Medical Sciences Graduate School

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 . Oxford University Medical Sciences Graduate School. Applications are invited from outstanding students for PhD and other graduate courses in Medical Sciences.
  PhD Studentship in causal inference for the analysis of cancer registry data
  Dr N Latimer
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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Proposed start date. 1st September 2020 (latest). We are offering a fully-funded, full-time, 3.5 year PhD studentship in Epidemiology, Biostatistics or Health Economics.
  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.
  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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