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Public Health & Epidemiology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Edinburgh

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  Artificial intelligence and ethical decision making in a resource-limited health care environment
  Prof E Harrison, Dr S Cunningham-burley, Prof S Wigmore
Application Deadline: 15 May 2020

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In any healthcare system, decisions around the treatments offered to patients must balance costs against benefits. The allocation of treatments must be transparent and have a strong ethical basis, balancing the needs of individuals against those of wider society.
  Two doctoral candidates in human genomics - fixed-term of 4 years

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The University of Edinburgh is launching a new collaboration for PhD training with the University of Helsinki. It will promote and support research in “Human Genomics” by providing high quality PhD training to outstanding doctoral candidates from around the world.
  Precision Medicine DTP – Using Omics to Understand the Genes and Pathways Underlying Alcohol Use Disorder
  Research Group: Centre of Genomic and Experimental Medicine
  Dr K Evans, Dr T-K Clarke, Dr S Glerup
Application Deadline: 6 April 2020

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Background. Alcohol misuse is a huge public health problem, and those who attempt to curtail consumption can be hampered by highly aversive withdrawal symptoms.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Data-Driven Decision Making for Paediatric Triage in Acute Care
  Dr A Shah, Prof S Cunningham
Application Deadline: 6 April 2020

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Background. Respiratory diseases affect hundreds of millions of people in both the economically developing and developed world causing morbidity and mortality [1].
  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: 6 April 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.
  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: 6 April 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.
  Enabling large trials for the prevention of dementia
  Research Group: Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
  Dr W Whiteley, Dr G Muniz-Terrera
Application Deadline: 3 April 2020

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The post-holder will be responsible for the preparation and analysis of large datasets held in Canada and Scotland in order to plan for the delivery of clinical trials, and epidemiological contributors to dementia risk.
  Constructing mobile dating apps: How do heterosexual adults understand, create meaning and make use of this modern phenomenon?
  Dr D Whiteley, Dr C Gray Brunton, Dr S Brown
Applications accepted all year round

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Online platforms for initiating sexual and romantic relationships have become a significant feature of the dating scene over the last decade.
  A Cross-Cultural Exploration into Caring for Someone with Cancer: A Qualitative Study in Scotland
  Ms J Young, Dr C Gray Brunton
Applications accepted all year round

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Cancer is a multifaceted diagnosis that is bound up in a range of factors that will affect an individual’s lived experience of this disease.
  Public health prevention within urban spaces: a citizen science enquiry.
  Dr E Carnegie, Dr L Luca Mora, Dr R Kyle
Applications accepted all year round

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Advantages of living in cities, with relatively high population density, include. opportunities for social interaction, education, employment, access to health diagnostics and treatment, active travel and integrated modes of transport.
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