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Health Sciences (equality) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 16 Health Sciences (equality) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Gender Sensitized Design for Digital Health (Advert Reference: RDF20/EE/CIS/ROOKSBY)
  Dr J Rooksby
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The “Strategy on the Health and Well-being of Men” from the WHO Regional Committee for Europe states principles, goals and objectives for men’s health, including.
  WALES ESRC DTP PHD ‘COLLABORATIVE’ STUDENTSHIP - Investigating the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine in the UK (in collaboration with Office of Manpower Economics (OME))
  Prof M Jones, Dr E Kaya
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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In May 2018 the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt promised to “eradicate the Gender Pay Gap (GPG) in medicine” prompting new research and policy attention.
  ‘Evaluation of UK models of exercise and physical activity delivery’
  Dr P Watson
Application Deadline: 19 December 2019

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Project overview. Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for lifestyle-related diseases (e.g. cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes) and is estimated to cost the UK £7.4bn per annum.
  Student Mental Health and Learning Analytics (Advert Reference RDFC19/SSL/FRANCIS)

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Students are reporting lower levels of wellbeing. 2015/16 saw a five-fold increase in first year students disclosing mental illness, compared to a decade before.
  A Genealogy of Migrant Resistance (Advert Reference: RDF20/EE/GES/HUGHES)
  Dr S Hughes
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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That the last decades have seen a marked rise in migrant protests is widely acknowledged within and beyond the academy.
  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.
  An Investigation of Holiday Clubs and Household Food Insecurity in North East England (ref: RDF20/SWECW/DEFEYTER)
  Prof G Defeyter, Prof P Stretesky, Dr A Clear
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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An estimated three million children face hunger during the summer months when schools are not in session. To mitigate this situation holiday clubs have formed across the United Kingdom (UK).
  Care of the veteran population: Developing an evidence base for the Royal Chelsea Hospital’s care model (Ref: RDFC19/NMH/WILSON)
  Dr G Wilson
Application Deadline: 20 December 2019

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The proposed PhD project, entitled, “Care of the veteran population. Developing an evidence base for the Royal Chelsea Hospital’s care model” will use a mixed-method design.
  Ethnicity and Volunteering in Sport: A Sociocultural Analysis (ref: RDF20/SER/HAYTON)
  Dr J Hayton, Prof P Potrac
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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There is an entrenched marginalization of minority groups from and within organised sport, and nowhere is this better crystallised than in the grassroots sport context where 92% of volunteers in sport clubs in England are of White ethnicity (Sport England, 2019).
  Exploring and addressing medical conspiracy theories (ref: RDF20/PSY/JOLLEY)
  Dr D Jolley, Dr L Shepherd, Dr N Neave
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Whilst conspiracy beliefs may seem appealing, they can impact citizens in significant ways, through the environment, politics and health.
  Implicit self-regulatory mechanisms – The skulking culprit of physical activity behaviour (ref: RDF20/SER/LING)
  Dr F Ling, Dr G Tempest, Dr F Hettinga
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Childhood obesity is a global epidemic and poses serious health and economic consequences. Attempts to increase children’s physical activity show limited (long-term) effectiveness.
  Neurophysiological responses following single and repeated bouts of eccentric exercise (ref: RDF20/SER/GOODALL)
  Dr S Goodall, Prof G Howatson
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation at Northumbria University, Newcastle has a global reputation for academic excellence that is underpinned by a vibrant, high quality research-rich environment.
  The effect of sleep on appetite regulation and metabolic health in lean and overweight populations; Implications for Food, Energy Intake and Obesity (ref: RDF20/SER/MCIVER)
  Dr V McIver, Dr I Walshe
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The incidence of reduced sleep in the UK is increasing. A report from the Sleep Council has shown that despite a recommendation of 7-9 hours of sleep per night, 74% of individuals sleep less than 7 hours (The Sleep Council, 2017).
  Young people bringing nature to their communities (ref: RDF20/SWECW/HENDERSON)
  Dr E Henderson
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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In the UK, young people’s mental health is suffering due to a complex range of factors, with inequalities, poor predicted life outcomes and unfit health and social care systems being amongst the most prominent.
  Access All Sports: A mixed methods evaluation of what helps or hinders disabled students to access university sport and how this impacts on their wellbeing. (DeaneKU19SF)
  Dr K Deane, Dr L Beaumont
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Background. Sports activities improve students’ wellbeing, fitness and sense of belonging to the university community and this enhances their resilience to mental-health challenges.
  Developing and applying computational methods to understand the genetics of ageing
  Dr JP de Magalhaes
Applications accepted all year round

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Ageing is the chief biomedical challenge of the 21st century, yet it remains a major puzzle of biology. Although it is clear that the process of ageing has a strong genetic component, much work remains to elucidate how the genome regulates ageing.
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