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  Exploring eye care pathways, patient priorities and economics in low and middle-income countries
  Research Group: Vision Research
  Dr S Jonuscheit, Dr N McHugh, Prof N Strang
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20031. Background. Worldwide, about 400 million people are visually impaired or blind, constituting considerable demand for eye care.1 Effective and accessible eye care can make a significant difference to the lives of millions of people as 80% of all causes of visual impairment are preventable or curable.
  Exploring the relationship between contemporary environmental concerns and social work
  Research Group: Social Work
  Prof S Webb, Dr H Lynch
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20021 Webb. It is clear from current evidence that contemporary environmental challenges impact disproportionality on those who are socially and economically disadvantaged.
  Fibrosis in diabetes: the role of insulin-like growth factor binding proteins
  Dr C Wright, Dr S Patterson
Applications accepted all year round

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REF SHLS20004 Wright. Treatment of chronic wounds costs around 1% of NHS budget and there is an imperative to develop new therapies.
  Interventions to improve walking/mobility in stroke survivors: a Cochrane overview.
  Research Group: Living with Stroke and other Long Term Conditions
  Dr P Campbell, Dr A Pollock
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20029 Campbell. Motor impairment affects around 80% of stroke survivors, affecting the control of movement of one side of the body.
  Investigating the causes and prevention of healthcare associated pneumonia.
  Research Group: Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention
  Dr J Reilly, Prof K Currie
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Ref. SHLS20032 Reilly. Epidemiological data from Europe and the USA suggests that pneumonia is the most common healthcare associated infection, with the majority of cases being non-ventilator associated.
  Investigating the role of the biofilm in waste water treatment plants as a reservoir for antimicrobial resistance
  Dr J Spencer, Dr J Roberts
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Ref. SHLS20023 Spencer. Background. It has been reported that the rise/spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will result in the premature deaths of 10 million people every year by 2050.
  Measuring symptoms of prolapse with the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Symptom Score (POP-SS)
  Research Group: NMAHP Research Unit
  Dr S Hagan, Dr P Dall, Dr P McCarthy
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20038 Hagen. Background. Pelvic organ prolapse is a common female condition characterised by symptomatic descent of the vaginal walls, apex or vault from the normal anatomical position.
  Measuring the Impact of Visual Impairment on Face Perception: A Combined Behavioural and Haemodynamic Approach
  Research Group: Vision Research
  Dr A Logan, Dr U Shahani, Dr L Cameron
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20025. Faces contain a wealth of information. a brief glimpse is typically sufficient to recognise a familiar face or interpret a facial expression.
  Measuring whiteness
  Research Group: Vision Research
  Prof A Logvineko, Prof N Strang
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20022. Whiteness is a perceptual quale of a reflecting object, important in many applications (textile industry, dentistry etc.).
  Optimising the nursing contribution to improving antimicrobial stewardship in hospitals: development of a multi-component intervention
  Research Group: Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention
  Dr V Ness, Dr D McDonald
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20033 Ness. ‘Antimicrobial resistance’ (AMR) means that many antibiotics may not work in future, putting hospital patients at increased risk of serious infections.
  Targeting Connexin and Pannexin channel signalling in Diabetic Retinopathy
  Research Group: Molecular Mechanisms and Long Term Conditions
  Dr P Martin, Dr X Shu, Prof N Strang
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference. SHLS20042. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a microvascular consequence of diabetes mellitus (both Type 1 and Type 2) affecting more than a third of diabetics (affecting an estimated 100million people worldwide).
  Targeting the DNA damage response in spinal muscular atrophy.
  Research Group: Molecular Mechanisms and Long Term Conditions
  Dr G Hunter, Dr P Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference No. SHLS20040. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a neuromuscular disease that is the leading genetic cause of infant mortality in humans and it is caused by mutations in a single gene known as survival motor neuron 1, SMN1, resulting in loss of the SMN protein.
  The influence of dog-ownership on physical activity and other outcomes in those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?
  Research Group: Ageing Well
  Dr N Roberts, Dr P Dall
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20037 Roberts. Exercise and physical activity are important in preventing and managing long term conditions. Walking time and standing time have been shown to be reduced in patients with severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
  Transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation for fatigue self-management in multiple sclerosis
  Mr T Chee-Wee
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20027 Tan. Fatigue is one of the most common and persistent complaints from persons with multiple sclerosis (pwMS). Increasing physical activity is encouraged as a self-management strategy.
  Using novel technologies to improve visual performance in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  Research Group: Vision Research
  Dr S Jeon, Dr L Sweeney, Prof N Strang
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20030 Jeon. Background. The prevalence of age related macular degeneration (ARMD) is increasing in the UK; leading to large numbers of older people having difficulty with tasks such as reading and recognising faces.
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