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  Understanding how rural-dwellers respond to potential cancer symptoms: A mixed methods PhD project using a community-based cohort assessing prevalence and response to potential cancer symptoms
  Prof P Murchie, Dr J Allan, Dr R Vieira
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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1. Background to the project. Scottish people living further from key healthcare facilities have less chance of prompt cancer diagnosis and poorer cancer survival than those living closer-by[1].
  Moral Ordering of Digital Healthcare Technologies (Advert Reference: SF19/BL/EIS/WILSON)
  Prof R Wilson
Applications accepted all year round

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The implementation of digital technologies from telecare to electronic health record systems remains a significant challenge to governments around the world.
  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.
  Developing the DANU Analytics Platform for Sports Performance (Ref: RDFC20/HLS/SER/BARRY)
  Dr S Stuart
Application Deadline: 19 June 2020

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Gait is a common behaviour undertaken by humans within a variety of contexts and environments. Gait is also a biomarker for health and can predict injuries or illness progression.
  Dietary and lifestyle management of gastric reflux and dyspepsia (Ref: SF20/APP/BROWNLEE5)
  Dr I Brownlee
Applications accepted all year round

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Upper gut symptoms like heartburn cause major long-term impact on quality of life and are believed to be caused by the movement of stomach contents back up the oesophagus.
  Dietary fibres and cardiometabolic health (Ref: SF20/APP/BROWNLEE4)
  Dr I Brownlee
Applications accepted all year round

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The term “dietary fibre” refers to a spectrum of indigestible carbohydrates, mainly of plant origin that have been linked to a range of health benefits.
  Evaluation of the validity and utility of emerging technologies to track health, diet and lifestyle (Ref: SF20/APP/BROWNLEE2)
  Dr I Brownlee
Applications accepted all year round

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Mobile technologies and wearable devices provide novel approaches to collect data that could form the basis of management of diet and lifestyle in reducing long-term risk of disease.
  Exploring nutritional strategies to optimise performance in Academy footballers (Ref: SF20/SER/BRIGGS)
  Dr M Briggs
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The demands of Academy football match-play include a requirement to cover distances of ~7-11 km (Goto et al., 2015), perform explosive bouts of skill-based work (Stolen et al., 2005) and run at high intensities (>3.0 m s−2) for up to 375 ± 120 m per half (Russell et al., 2015), whilst eliciting mean whole-match intensities of 70-80% V̇O2max (Bangsbo, 2010).
  Feasibility of a lifestyle behaviour change programme to promote cardiovascular and health benefits in patients with low-grade abdominal aortic aneurisms attending follow-up screening (Ref: SF20/SER/CUCATO)
  Dr G Cucato
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Rationale and Description* [300 words max]. Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a degenerative condition of the abdominal aorta which is frequently lethal if it ruptures.
  Influence of nutritional intervention on antisocial behaviour in young people (Ref: SF20/APP/YOUNG)
  Dr J Young
Applications accepted all year round

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Evidence supports the idea that poor diet can lead to antisocial behaviour and work by Gesch et al (2002) has shown that supplementing prisoner’s diets with vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids can lead to a reduction in antisocial behaviour.
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