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Health Sciences (systems engineering) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Improving Health in Manufacturing (EHUF2019)
  Dr EM Hubbard, Dr S Clemes
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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This project is aligned with wider research work which focuses on the manufacturing sector and the physical and mental health and wellbeing of workers within that sector whose roles have changed and continue to change, at a rapid pace with the introduction of new technology.
  UCL STEaPP’s Doctoral Training Programme (DTP)

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Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy. UCL's Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) is offering several opportunities for doctoral study, including an EPSRC PhD Studentship.
  Intelligent systems for effective chest compressions during Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  Research Group: Engineering Materials
  Prof L. Jiang
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Liudi Jiang. Co-supervisor Dr. Serena Cottrell, Dr. Rachael Gregson. Project description. In the UK alone, there are over 30,000 cardiac arrests outside hospitals every year, but the survival rate remains less than 1 in 10.
  Long-Acting Microneedle Delivery Systems
  Dr R Donnelly
Applications accepted all year round

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Microneedle arrays are minimally-invasive devices that painlessly, and without drawing blood, penetrate the skin’s stratum corneum barrier.
  Developing ‘smart’ dosage systems for better pharmacotherapy
  Dr F Brako, Dr M Casely-Hayford
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Candidates are welcome to apply for a PhD studentship starting in September 2020 at the Medway School of Pharmacy. This position is fully funded by the University of Kent Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarship scheme.
  Novel drug delivery systems for Schizophrenia treatment
  Dr E Larraneta
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project aims to develop, characterise and test a new type of implantable device to provide sustained antipsychotic drug delivery for schizophrenia treatment.
  ASMR and Mindfulness Meditation for student wellness and resilience
  Dr G Poerio, Dr C Barratt, Dr H Gillmeister
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Poor mental health amongst students has made finding ways to support wellbeing an important issue for Universities.
  Co-designing alcohol Interventions
  Dr R Dhital
Applications accepted all year round

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Background Alcohol use has been identified as the cause of approximately 3.3 million deaths worldwide every year, approximately 5.9% of all deaths (WHO, 2014).
  Design and synthesis of novel, targeted, anti-cancer agents
  Prof H Osborn, Dr F Greco
Applications accepted all year round

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One of the major problems of cancer chemotherapy is that the drugs used have poor selectivities for cancer cells and cause damage to normal cells and organs.
  Health behaviours in sport
  Dr A Hollywood
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will use qualitative and quantitative research methods to explore health behaviours in people who participate in sport.
  Oral delivery of insulin for diabetes therapy: Development and evaluation of insulin loaded polymer/lipid based carrier systems
  Dr A Vangala
Applications accepted all year round

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Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that affects nearly 500 million people worldwide. Its hallmark feature, hyperglycaemia is caused due to insulin deficiency and/or resistance.
  Nano-engineered Delivery Systems for the Targeted Delivery of Oncology Drugs for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  Dr H McCarthy, Dr N Buckley
Applications accepted all year round

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Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide accounting for 11.6% of the global burden. The standard of care (SoC) chemotherapy typically involves a ‘cocktail’ of drugs which confer debilitating side-effects, resulting in sub-optimal dosing with a reduced clinical efficacy.
  Biomimetic titanium scaffolds using rapid prototyping
  Dr J Shepherd, Prof J Pan
Application Deadline: 27 February 2020

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This PhD focuses on the development of biomimetically inspired scaffolds, structurally and biomechanically optimised for healthy bone regeneration and produced from titanium alloys using additive manufacturing.
  Fluid / structure interactions during flooded scouring at FlexiArch / Masonry Arch Bridges
  Dr G A Hamill, Prof S Taylor
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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The consequences of the increased occurrence of flooding within the UK has led to significant cases of bridge collapse that are associated with localized river bed scour.
  Disrupting the regulatory mechanisms that allow hospital acquired infections to resist antibiotic therapy.
  Dr R McCarthy
Applications accepted all year round

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The discovery of penicillin over 90 years ago and its subsequent uptake by healthcare systems around the world revolutionised global health and wellbeing.
  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.
  Improve automatic speech recognition using emerging 3-D facial mapping technology
  Research Group: ISVR: Dynamics Group
  Dr S. Bleeck
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Stefan Bleeck. Co-supervisor. Project description. The TrueDepth camera’s facial recognition system that has been recently introduced by Apple, Inc into iPhones and iPads provides ground-breaking new technology for user identification, but it has also potential applications far wider than that.
  Exploring health and health inequality impact of urban green and blue spaces using Data Science Techniques
  Dr G Morison, Prof S Chastin
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-013. 66% of the world now live in urban settings. Urbanisation is forecasted to keep growing putting ever increasing stress on resources and human well-being.
  Nanoparticles in drug delivery
  Dr G Stenbeck, Dr U Kishore
Applications accepted all year round

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Nanoparticles (NPs) are materials with overall dimensions in the nano scale range (5nm-100nm). Due to their unique physicochemical properties, they have found a wide range of applications and are currently explored as drug and gene delivery vehicles.
  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).
  Personalised Medicine for Breast and Ovarian Cancer
  Dr N Buckley, Dr H McCarthy
Applications accepted all year round

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One in two people will develop cancer in their lifetime and it is a leading cause of death. While significant progress has been made in the treatment of some cancers, there still remain some forms of the disease with limited treatment options and poor outcome.
  Biological Pathways Linking Early-Life-Stress to Comorbid Mental and Physical Health Problems
  Dr E Walton, Dr G Fairchild, Prof A Ward
Application Deadline: 25 February 2020

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The University of Bath (Department of Psychology) is pleased to offer a PhD studentship project starting in Spring 2020, supervised by Dr Esther Walton, Dr Graeme Fairchild, and Professor Andrew Ward (University of Bath).
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