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Northumbria University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  A participatory approach to improving child welfare systems for children and young people in care (ref: RDF20/SWECW/DISNEY)
  Dr T Disney, Dr S Vincent, Dr K Heslop
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Children in care represent some of the most vulnerable members of any society (Disney, 2017), and transitions beyond these systems are often marked by adversity (Stein, 2006).
  Abuse through technology (ref: RDF20/PSY/COVENTRY)
  Dr L Coventry
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Advances in technology are often promoted to citizens as a means to deliver public services efficiently, maintain independence in older life, or simply as a way to make our lives, homes and cities “smarter” and fun.
  An Investigation of Holiday Clubs and Household Food Insecurity in North East England (ref: RDF20/SWECW/DEFEYTER)
  Prof G Defeyter, Prof P Stretesky, Dr A Clear
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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An estimated three million children face hunger during the summer months when schools are not in session. To mitigate this situation holiday clubs have formed across the United Kingdom (UK).
  Associations between disrupted sleep and hallucinations in psychosis (ref: RDF20/PSY/MOSELEY)
  Dr P Moseley, Prof J Ellis
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Sleep problems are commonly reported by individuals with psychosis.
  Clinically relevant mini-organs to identify optimal “chemo”-free treatments for childhood cancer Phase I trials (ref: RDF20/APP/PAL)
  Dr D Pal
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Better cancer therapeutics are urgently needed to maximise patient outcome. Cancer drug development is associated with the highest attrition rates thereby underscoring the immediate requirement for improved preclinical models.
  Coproduction of a toolkit to develop inclusive strategies for stimming by autistic adults in the workplace and education. (ref: RDF20/SWECW/ATKIN)
  Dr H Atkin
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The National Autistic Society suggest that approximately 1 in 100 people may be autistic, of which 48%-56% do not have a learning disability (National Autistic Society, no date).
  Developing the involvement of experts by experience social work education: an exploration of impact and identity (ref: RDF20/SWECW/LONBAY)
  Dr S Lonbay, Dr J Cavener, Dr T Brandon
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The involvement of Experts by Experience (EbE) is a core element of social work education.
  Direct Synthesis of Complex, Bioactive Molecules Through Control of Catalyst-Promoted Equilibria (ref: RDF20/APP/KNOWLES)
  Dr J Knowles
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Developing access to new areas of molecular space is a key objective for chemists,1 particularly to three-dimensional, sp3-rich compounds which show improved…
  Ethnicity and Volunteering in Sport: A Sociocultural Analysis (ref: RDF20/SER/HAYTON)
  Dr J Hayton, Prof P Potrac
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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There is an entrenched marginalization of minority groups from and within organised sport, and nowhere is this better crystallised than in the grassroots sport context where 92% of volunteers in sport clubs in England are of White ethnicity (Sport England, 2019).
  Exercise as a treatment for chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy in women with breast cancer (ref: RDF20/SER/TEMESI)
  Dr J Temesi, Prof J Saxton
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation at Northumbria University, Newcastle has a global reputation for academic excellence that is underpinned by a vibrant, high quality research-rich environment.
  Exploring and addressing medical conspiracy theories (ref: RDF20/PSY/JOLLEY)
  Dr D Jolley, Dr L Shepherd, Dr N Neave
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Whilst conspiracy beliefs may seem appealing, they can impact citizens in significant ways, through the environment, politics and health.
  Exploring interventions to tackle service provider discrimination against Roma, Gypsy and Traveller Communities (ref: RDF20/SWECW/LHUSSIER)
  Dr M Lhussier, Dr N Forster, Dr J Davies
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities experience among the poorest health outcomes in society [1, 2]. Numerous structural barriers underpin these inequalities, including significant difficulties in accessing health services, accommodation, education and employment [3-5].
  Healthy Ageing- Female Sexuality and Psychological wellbeing (ref: RDF20/NMH/BORNESKOG)
  Dr C Borneskog Sinclair
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Sexual well-being significantly contribute to the overall quality of women's lives and sexual satisfaction is one major key to relationship quality.
  Implicit self-regulatory mechanisms – The skulking culprit of physical activity behaviour (ref: RDF20/SER/LING)
  Dr F Ling, Dr G Tempest, Dr F Hettinga
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Childhood obesity is a global epidemic and poses serious health and economic consequences. Attempts to increase children’s physical activity show limited (long-term) effectiveness.
  Improve health and social care professionals’ understanding and engagement and competency of using applied arts and culture to improve health and wellbeing outcomes of older people, in response to recommendation 8 of APPG - Creative Health Report. (ref: RDF20/NMH/THOMPSON)
  Dr J Thompson
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The ageing population poses a significant challenge to health and social care. This particularly applies to adults in the Fourth Age, with health inequalities having a profound impact upon disability-free life expectancy and opportunities to maintain relationships, meaningful activities and community engagement.
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