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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.
  Bayesian Networks for Value of Information Analysis in Energy Projects
  Research Group: Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering
  Dr B Jafarizadeh
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020

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The big bets of the oil and gas industry increasingly involve uncertainty. These decisions in exploration, development, and production of hydrocarbons, along with more recent challenges of CO2 storage and sequestration or hybrid energy solutions, are uncertain because of lack of information.
  Risky Decision Making: Multi-Agency Working with Victims Experiencing High Risk Domestic Abuse
  Prof J Devaney
Application Deadline: 24 April 2020

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Governments are concerned with reducing the rate of homicide as a consequence of domestic abuse, and this proposal seeks to support this aim.
  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.
  Using Child Maintenance as a Tool to Enhance the Circumstances, Outcomes and Wellbeing of Lone Mothers and Children
  Prof M Treanor
Application Deadline: 4 May 2020

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When lone-mothers receive child maintenance the risk of poverty reduces and the poverty gap closes by 30% in the UK. Child maintenance is where a non-resident parent regularly gives money to the parent with whom the child lives most of the time as a contribution towards the costs of raising a child.
  Mapping the cumulative effects of human activities on marine mammals in UK waters: informing management, planning and conservation efforts
  Research Group: Institute of Life and Earth Sciences
  Dr L McWhinnie
Application Deadline: 5 May 2020

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As human populations continue to grow in coastal areas, their use of, and impact on, marine ecosystems and species are also increasing.
  Employability Engagement and Support Provision and the Labour Market Transitions of Young People
  Dr J Wiggan
Application Deadline: 14 April 2020

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The Scottish Government has rolled out a variety of employability initiatives (e.g. Employability Fund; Foundation Apprenticeships, Modern Apprenticeships; Fair Start Scotland, Activity Agreements) intended to facilitate young people’s transition from school to employment.
  PhD Scholarships at Edinburgh College of Art – Art, Design, Architecture & Landscape Architecture, Music, History of Art

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At Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) we're looking for outstanding candidates to take up a number of generous PhD scholarships. We have a rich and vibrant postgraduate research community with a broad range of academic research interests.
  Choose from 18 PhDs in literatures, languages and cultures at Edinburgh

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Why take a PhD in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh?.  . Doctorate-level study is an opportunity to expand upon your interests and expertise in a community that really values research and seeks to make an original contribution to learning.
  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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