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University of East Anglia, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  A PhD applying machine learning techniques to Next Generation Sequencing Big Data to improve Prostate Cancer patient outcome. (BrewerD-CooperCU19SF)
  Dr D Brewer, Prof C Cooper
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most common cancer in men worldwide and an estimated 307,000 men annually die from PCa worldwide.
  Access All Sports: A mixed methods evaluation of what helps or hinders disabled students to access university sport and how this impacts on their wellbeing. (DeaneKU19SF)
  Dr K Deane, Dr L Beaumont
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Background. Sports activities improve students’ wellbeing, fitness and sense of belonging to the university community and this enhances their resilience to mental-health challenges.
  Anti-cancer activities of dietary phytochemicals (BaoY-PshezhetskiyDU19SF)
  Dr Y Bao, Prof D Pshezhetskiy
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Epidemiological studies show that dietary phytochemicals such as isothiocyanates (ITCs) derived from cruciferous vegetables can decrease the risk of many types of cancer.
  Augmenting Stroke-Focused Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (ASCOT) (BroomfieldNU19SF)
  Prof N Broomfield, Dr F Gracey, Prof Valerie Pomeroy
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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One third of stroke survivors develop Post-Stroke Depression (PSD), one quarter post-stroke anxiety (PSA) yet few effective psychological interventions exist.
  Characterising changes and covariation in physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep during childhood and adolescence (AtkinAU19SF)
  Dr A Atkin
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Public health interventions often seek to change the amount of time that people spend in particular behaviours, such as increasing physical activity or reducing sedentary behaviour, with the aim of enhancing health.
  Cloning and expression of topoisomerase genes from Trypanosoma brucei (SteverdingD-2U19SF)
  Dr D Steverding
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Topoisomerases (TOPs) are essential enzymes that catalysis topological changes in DNA. TOPs are pivotal to cell survival and therefore inhibitors have been developed to target these enzymes both for antimicrobial and anti-cancer chemotherapy.
  Drinking tools – what helps older people drink well? PhD opportunity to test and disseminate user friendly tools to help older people drink well and prevent dehydration (HooperLU19SF)
  Dr L Hooper, Dr D Bunn
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Background and Aims. One in every five older people living in residential care has low-intake dehydration, due to drinking insufficient fluids to replace obligatory losses (1).
  Effects of methodological decisions on the outcomes of systematic reviews (HooperL-SongFU19SF)
  Dr L Hooper, Dr F Song
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Background and Aims. Our systematic reviews for the World Health Organization assessed health effects of dietary fats in long-term randomised controlled trials (1-5).
  Identification of the Trypanosoma brucei transferrin receptor-recognition site of transferrin (SteverdingDU19SF)
  Dr D Steverding
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The transferrin receptor of the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei (TbTfR) is a heterodimeric protein complex encoded by two expression site associated genes, ESAG6 and ESAG7, which shows no homology to the homodimeric human transferrin receptor (hTfR).
  Improving access to diabetes testing in the community. (EnglishEU19SF)
  Dr E English, Prof J Wain
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Diabetes is a major global health burden and is the 7th leading cause of death worldwide. Early identification and treatment of the disease has been shown to reduce the rate of complications.
  Improving care and support for psychological morbidity in patients with advanced COPD and their informal carers (FarquharMU19SF)
  Dr M Farquhar, Dr J Cross
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common chronic respiratory condition with high symptom-burden, slow relentless progressive impact, substantial informal carer-burden and high service use.
  Improving the measurement and valuation of health-related quality of life in heart failure (WhittyJU19SF)
  Prof J Whitty, Dr J Zaman
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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This is an exceptional opportunity for a highly motivated candidate to study for a PhD at the Norwich Medical School, UEA. The successful candidate will develop new approaches to measure and value health-related quality of life in people with heart failure.
  Sleeping to boost walking recovery after stroke: SleepWalk, a PhD self-funded studentship (PomeroyVU19SF)
  Prof Valerie Pomeroy, Dr A Lazar
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Stroke survivors are disappointed by the level of walking ability they regain after stroke. They have called for better treatments as a research priority.
  Social network assessment tools: valuing and measuring their place in health and social care research with older people (WhittyJ-PolandFU19SF)
  Prof J Whitty, Prof Fiona Poland
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Crossing health and social science disciplines this PhD will critically evaluate the utility of a social network tool within current modes of social connectedness, exploring whether the quality and obligated nature of the social connection matters and the use of social network tools within health economic evaluations.
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