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  Mechanisms underpinning competition: The science behind winning (Ref: SF20/SER/HETTINGA2)
  Prof F Hettinga
Applications accepted all year round

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Sport is an ideal scenario to explore psychological as well as (neuro) physiological mechanisms underpinning competition. In middle distance and endurance sports such as athletics, rowing, cycling or speed skating, an athlete’s pacing strategy is widely recognized as an essential determinant for performance.
  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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PhD Type

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.
  Up to 10 fully funded, four-year PhD studentships are available in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Funding Type

PhD Type

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.
  Up to 10 fully funded, four-year PhD studentships are available in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Funding Type

PhD Type

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.
  Up to 10 fully funded, four-year PhD studentships are available in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Funding Type

PhD Type

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.
  A study on Lesion Index guided VentrIcular tachycarDia ablation: LIVID study
  Prof H Maddock
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The Centre for Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences at Coventry University is offering a 3-year fully funded PhD studentship to explore a translational cardiovascular modelling research project.
  Defining the molecular mechanisms underlying diastolic heart failure
  Prof LM Delbridge, Dr CL Curl
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a PhD student to join the Cardiac Phenomics laboratory at the University of Melbourne. Our University is ranked 9th in the world for pre-clinical biomedical research (Times Higher Education).
  Developing novel biomarkers for diabetic heart failure
  Prof LM Delbridge, Dr K Mellor
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a PhD student to join the Cardiac Phenomics laboratory at the University of Melbourne. Our University is ranked 9th in the world for pre-clinical biomedical research (Times Higher Education).
  Understanding the role of the pericardial adipose and locally synthesized steroids in the heart
  Prof LM Delbridge, Dr JR Bell
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Applications are invited for a PhD student to join the Cardiac Phenomics laboratory at the University of Melbourne. Our University is ranked 9th in the world for pre-clinical biomedical research (Times Higher Education).
  The regulation of platelet function - towards new strategies to prevent thrombosis
  Prof J M Gibbins
Applications accepted all year round

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Platelets perform a pivotal role in the regulation of haemostasis, a physiological response to injury that prevents excessive bleeding.
  DETECTION AND ANALYSIS OF METASTATIC AND PRIMARY ORAL CANCERS AND STROMAL FEATURES WITH ADVANCED DEEP LEARNING.
  Dr S A Khurram
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PhD Type

Supervisor(s). Dr Ali Khurram (School of Clinical Dentistry, Sheffield), Dr Pavitra Krishnaswamy (I2R, A* Star, Singapore), Professor Nasir Rajpoot (University of Warwick).
  Understanding the biomechanical changes associated with a popular walking programme to optimise care for individuals with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions.
  Dr K Martin, Dr D Blana
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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PhD Type

This is an exciting, interdisciplinary project that brings together social science, data science and engineering, and will give the student invaluable skills for a career in academia or the medical technology sector.
  Characterisation of in vitro models of human salivary glands and their use in functional studies
  Dr L Bingle, Prof C Bingle
Applications accepted all year round

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Saliva is produced by three pairs of major salivary glands and multiple minor glands in the lips, associated with the tongue and also with the palate.
  Salivary Profile of Children and Young Adults and the Impact of Health and Lifestyle
  Dr L Bingle, Dr S Hunt
Applications accepted all year round

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Our population is ageing and we know that globally the number of older individuals is increasing at a greater rate than that of young people.
  Development of a Bayesian Network Approach for Analysing Interdisciplinary Social Science and Biological Data: The Case of Antimicrobial Resistance
  Dr K Keenan
Application Deadline: 6 April 2020

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PhD Type

Big data across diverse disciplines is a growing resource and challenge. There is an urgent need for advanced analytical methods to maximise the potential benefit for population health.
  Scalable big data analytics for healthcare translation
  Dr J Ho
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

A range of specific PhD projects can be developed within the broad theme of scalable big data analytics for healthcare translation, including.
  Surgical incisions without surgical site infections? Innovative antimicrobial materials to prevent infection after surgical procedures
  Dr M E Barbour, Dr D Hill
Applications accepted all year round

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Applicants. Applications are invited a new self-funded PhD studentship to explore and develop novel materials to facilitate closure of surgical wounds and prevent surgical site infection.
  Sonification and smart sensors for healthy ageing
  Research Group: Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group
  Dr D Vicinanza, Dr J Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group in collaboration with the Exeter Biomechanics Research Team (ExBiRT), University of Exeter.
  Decision Fatigue in Health Relevant Decision Making
  Dr J Allan, Dr D Powell, Prof P Murchie
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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In order to make decisions, people must take in and weigh up relevant information and make choices about the most appropriate course of action to take.
  Epidemiology and outcomes of psoriatic arthritis
  Dr G Jones, Prof G Macfarlane, Dr R Hollick
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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PhD Type

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) presents a unique clinical challenge. Characterised by inflammatory joint disease, enthesitis, skin and nail disease, it is also associated with vascular risk and increased likelihood of metabolic syndrome.
  Examining Histoplasmosis in household and community environments at the human-animal interface
  Dr C Scantlebury, Prof A J McCarthy, Dr G Pinchbeck, Dr D Wooton
Applications accepted all year round

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Little is known about the current prevalence or transmission of Histoplasmosis despite its persistence in Sub-Saharan Africa, representing a public health blind spot (Oladele et al., 2018).
  Tissue engineering a patch to repair neural tube damage during in utero surgery for spina bifida
  Dr G Galea, Prof P De Coppi, Prof N Elvassore
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020

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A 3-year PhD Studentship funded by National Institute for Health Research Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR GOSH BRC) is available within the Developmental Biology and Cancer programme at UCL GOS Institute of Child Health and within the ‘Advanced Treatments for Structural Malformation and Tissue Damage’ research theme within the GOSH BRC.
  Tissue engineering a retinal patch using stem cell-derived photoreceptors to treat retinal dystrophy
  Prof J Sowden, Prof N Elvassore
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020

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PhD Type

A 3-year PhD Studentship funded by National Institute for Health Research Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR GOSH BRC) is available within the Developmental Biology and Cancer programme at UCL GOS Institute of Child Health and within the ‘Advanced Treatments for Structural Malformation and Tissue Damage’ research theme within the GOSH BRC.
  Ligament and tendon repair using a specific population of joint progenitor cells
  Prof D Chan
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Ligaments and tendons stabilize the musculoskeletal system, controlling mobility. Anterior cruciate ligament in knee joints restrict the dimension of joint movement, while Achilles tendon transmit forces from calf muscle to bone enabling locomotion of ankle joints.
  Better shared decision making within cancer care (CANDECIDE)
  Dr S MacLennan, Prof M Ryan
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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This is an innovative interdisciplinary project within the important area of supportive care. The student will join a small expert team within the Institute of Applied Health Sciences which has good links with NHS Grampian and UCAN (Urological Cancer Charity).
  Chronic pain: from public health impact to impact on public health policy
  Prof G Macfarlane, Dr K Oliver
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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PhD Type

Chronic pain represents a frequent and disabling condition and it is generally acknowledged that it represents and important public health problem and economic burden.
  General Practice contracts: The impact of contract changes on General Practices in Scotland
  Dr V Watson, Dr R Schulz, Prof P Murchie
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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In the UK, most GP Practices are run as private businesses that contract with the Government to provide general medical care to the population of patients who are registered with them.
  Home, hospital or care home: preferred place of care for older people with frailty and life limiting conditions in remote and rural areas.
  Prof L Locock, Dr S Makin
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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The Scottish rural population is aging – 25% of people in remote rural areas are aged over 65, compared to 18% of people living in urban areas.1 As many localities and health care services are facing the challenge of providing health and social care for older people, it is often assumed that people would strongly prefer to be cared for at home.
  Managing the effects of cancer: developing a nutrition intervention for the side and late effects of different treatment modalities for breast, prostate and bowel cancers (ICANEAT)
  Dr S MacLennan, Dr K Kiezebrink
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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This is an innovative interdisciplinary project within the important area of supportive care. The student will join a small expert team within the Institute of Applied Health Sciences which has good links with NHS Grampian and UCAN (Urological Cancer Charity).
  Predicting the risk of moderate and severe exacerbations in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) using linked electronic health records
  Dr M Nath, Dr J Haughney, Prof A Lee
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease requiring timely diagnosis and assessment of the severity as well as intensive treatment and health care support to prevent disease progression.
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