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  Exploring therapeutic alliance for digital mental health
  Dr K Berry, Dr S Bucci
Applications accepted all year round

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It is well established that successful psychological therapies require the development of a therapeutic alliance (TA) between therapist and client based on the negotiation of shared treatment goals.
  Digital manikins as a novel tool to measure self-reported pain in large-scale research studies
  Dr S Van der Veer, Prof W Dixon
Applications accepted all year round

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Moderate to severe pain affects 1 in 5 adults. It is among the most prominent symptoms of musculoskeletal disease, and substantially affects the quality of life of people suffering from it.
  Digital health technology and patient safety
  Dr J Benn, Dr O Johnson
Application Deadline: 29 November 2019

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This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a PhD within the Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (Yorkshire and Humber PSTRC), a partnership between the University of Leeds and Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
  Automatic detection of corporate third-parties operating online using digital methods
  Dr T S Fincham Haines, Dr A Joshi, Dr K A Evans-Reeves
Application Deadline: 12 January 2020

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The tobacco industry is the biggest barrier to the implementation of effective tobacco control policies. Given their long history of deceit, tobacco companies are not considered trustworthy by many, particularly in countries which have implemented strong tobacco control regulations.
  KESS 2 Scholarship: Digital Health Solutions for medication adherence support
  Prof D A Hughes
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Medication non-adherence is highly prevalent, especially in older patients who often have multi-morbidity. Over a half of patients discontinue their chronic medication on their own initiative within the first year after treatment initiation.
  Digital soft contact lenses design and validation
  Dr A Abass, Prof A Elsheikh
Application Deadline: 20 June 2020

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Soft contact lenses are medical devices largely used to correct the eye refractive error for more than 125 million people worldwide.
  Investigating the value of using emotionally intelligent artificial conversational agents to carry out assessments in higher education or healthcare.
  Dr A Money, Dr T Koulouri
Applications accepted all year round

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Artificial conversational agents, can be embodied (physical robots or digital avatars on a screen) or not embodied (chat-bots or digital assistants).
  Behaviour change interventions to improve population health and well-being
  Dr K Cheung, Dr N Anokye, Dr S Pokhrel
Applications accepted all year round

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Unhealthy lifestyles, such as smoking and physical inactivity, leads to conditions such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases, reducing health, quality of life, and burdens our society.
  Up to 10 fully funded, four-year PhD studentships are available in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics and Orthotics

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Up to 10 fully funded, four-year PhD studentships are available in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics and Orthotics, commencing in October 2019.
  Community pharmacists’ role and training in anti-doping: Extending the SAFE YOU project
  Mr P Crilly, Prof A Petroczi, Dr R Kayyali
Applications accepted all year round

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‘Doping’ describes the use of prohibited substances (e.g. anabolic androgenic steroids), or methods (e.g. manipulation of blood) by athletes to improve athletic performance.
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