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Health Sciences (primary care) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences - Fully funded DPhil studentships

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Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. University of Oxford. DPhil studentships starting October 2020.
  A randomised pilot study of a theory-based intervention to improve appropriate polypharmacy in older people in primary care (PolyPrime)
  Prof C Hughes, Dr H Barry
Applications accepted all year round

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Historically, polypharmacy was viewed negatively (too many medicines), but the advent of multimorbidity and the plethora of treatment guidelines have led to prescribing of multiple medicines, particularly in the older population.
  KESS2 Scholarship: Developing a conversation about identifying community needs to embrace well-being through social prescribing interventions. (Masters by research)
  Dr M Lynch
Application Deadline: 22 November 2019

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PhD Type

The NHS faces increasing pressure on resources as a result of an ageing population with chronic illnesses and complex issues as well as health inequalities.
  Developing a holistic data analytical model for reducing workload on doctors in NHS General Practices by safely shifting significant workload to other competent professionals (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/CIS/ALI)
  Dr A Ali, Dr S Khan
Applications accepted all year round

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Primary care is critical to the effectiveness and sustainability of the health system in the UK. This is recognised in the current transformation of healthcare that aims to provide care and treatment in the community rather than through hospital-centric services.
  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Improve the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Health Care
  Dr B Brown, Prof D Dowding
Applications accepted all year round

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is widespread throughout commercial industries (think Google, Uber, Alexa, and Siri), but rarely used in health care settings.
  Health and Social Care PhD Opportunities at School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR)

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 We are offering three 3-year PhD scholarships (full-time or 5 years part-time) to be based in the Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS) and Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) in the School of Social Policy and Social Research (SSPSSR), University of Kent.
  Developing the evidence for active intervention to support smoking cessation in cardiovascular disease
  Dr J Hartmann-Boyce, Dr N Lindson, Prof P Aveyard
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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18% of people with incident heart disease smoke tobacco and less than half manage to stop. Clinicians intervene actively to support cessation for a small minority, when we know that continued smoking is a matter of addiction, not choice, for most of this group.
  Evaluating the effect of child and maternal care policies on health care use and health in Low income settings
  Dr Laura Anselmi, Dr Ralitza Dimova
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Improving child and maternal care and health has been a priority in low and middle countries for decades. Interventions have encompassed reorganization and financing of healthcare provision to increase service availability and have been evaluated in isolation to understand the impact on care use.
  Modelling geographical variation in supply and demand influences on the use of health care in England
  Dr Laura Anselmi, Prof M Sutton
Applications accepted all year round

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Understanding the drivers of geographic variation in health care expenditure and utilization is key in identifying needs for health care and planning equitably the distribution of health care supply.
  The application of epidemiology and informatics to heart failure using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)
  Prof U Kadam
Application Deadline: 2 January 2020

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HF is a complex clinical syndrome with different pathophysiological origins. Pre-conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and ischaemic heart disease (IHD) and a range of risk factors include obesity and poor lipid profile, different lifestyle or socio-economic factors such as deprivation as well as healthcare factors.
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