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  Patient experience of the Mesothelioma Stratified Therapy Trial (MiST): a qualitative study
  Prof A Tod, Dr B Taylor
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD provides a unique opportunity for a student to conduct a qualitative patient experience health services research study within a complex stratified clinical trial for people with malignant mesothelioma (MM), the Mesothelioma Stratified Therapy Trial (MiST).
  Do the health benefits of exercise depend on medication status in type 2 diabetes?
  Prof M Davies, Dr T Yates
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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The vast majority of those with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are prescribed glucose lowering therapies to help manage their condition, with many taking multiple types of therapies concurrently.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Development of novel tools including biomarkers and dietary assessment appsfor nutritional intake and metabolic biotype assessment
  Prof J Draper, Prof J Lovegrove, Dr M Beckmann, Dr R Fallaize
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. “You are what you eat” is a commonplace adage, suggesting that your choice of diet over the years has a major impact on your health and wellbeing.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Nitrosamine formation and colorectal cancer (CRC) risk in processed meats: investigating the role of nitrites, extraneous nitrates and possible nitrite replacers
  Dr B Green, Dr A Nugent, Dr G Kuhnle
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Processed meat intake has been associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, and in 2015 the WHO has categorised processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans”.
  Oral vitamin D spray as a novel treatment for 22q11 deletion syndrome
  Dr A McNeill, Dr C Mazzà
Applications accepted all year round

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22q11 deletion syndrome is the most common genetic disorder, affecting about 1/2500 people (as common as cystic fibrosis). It is due to a small missing piece of chromosome 22 on the long arm (q) at position 11.
  Adult outcomes after antenatal steroids
  Prof JE Harding, Prof CA Crowther
Applications accepted all year round

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The Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland has PhD projects assessing adult outcomes after antenatal steroids. Steroids given to women at risk of preterm birth markedly reduce the risk of serious illness in their newborn babies.
  What are the personal, clinical and social impacts of longer waiting times? A multi-methods study.
  Prof C Ramsay, Prof L Locock
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Waiting times for elective surgery remain an important topic for health policy and health services research. The standard national treatment time guarantee in Scotland is 12 weeks.
  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.
  PhD Studentship in development and evaluation of a study within a trial to improve recruitment and retention
  Prof D Torgerson
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Recruitment and retention in randomised controlled trials (RCTs) present a huge challenge to researchers. Typically, 50% of RCTs fail to recruit on time and to target, which results in trials being under-powered or requiring an extension.
  Cost consequences of different diagnostic strategies and different treatment targets for women with gestational diabetes
  Prof CA Crowther
Applications accepted all year round

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Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a major health problem globally. Within New Zealand one in every 11 pregnant women or over 5,500 women annually are affected.
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