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University of Leicester, Department of Health Sciences PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 14 University of Leicester, Department of Health Sciences PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

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We have 14 University of Leicester, Department of Health Sciences PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

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Intersectional inequalities in obesity management and related multimorbidity

Closing date for applications. 3 March 2023. Capitalising on the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), this PhD project will, firstly, investigate inequalities 1) in access to NHS weight management interventions and 2) in the associations of obesity with incident multimorbidity. Read more

Understanding the presentation of frailty in those with multiple long-term conditions and the effect of rehabilitation

Proposed start date. 1 October 2023. Those with multiple long-term conditions (MLTCs) often suffer from a debilitating degree of frailty which includes severe muscle weakness (termed sarcopenia) which leads to reduced quality of life and poorer outcomes. Read more

Pharmacotherapy and obesity in younger adults with multiple long term conditions: examining the added value of exercise

Proposed start date. 1 October 2023. The prevalence of multiple long term conditions (MLTCs) in young adults (<40 years old) is dramatically increasing and is associated with an extreme risk phenotype, longer disease exposure and increased risk for chronic complications (including cancer). Read more

Personalising thresholds of risk factor control for prevention of cardiovascular disease in subjects with diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a cardio-metabolic chronic condition with worldwide increase in prevalence and incidence. The control of glucose levels and of other risk factors, such as lipid levels and blood pressure, is essential to reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications. Read more

Extending the use of the Leicester Diabetes Risk Scores with a focus on use in ethnic minority groups

Background. Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM) is one of the most prevalent long-term conditions globally. However, options for identifying and preventing the condition have low uptake and underserve groups in greatest need. Read more

Environmental influences in the ageing brain: a cross-cohort investigation in UK-wide populations

According to the UK Health Security Agency, by 2041, one in four people living in the UK will be aged ≥65 years. Being able to stay healthy at older age, both physiologically and psychologically, is a nationwide healthcare strategy. Read more
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