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  Understanding the response of variability in tree reproduction (masting) to climatic and environmental change
  Dr A Hacket-Pain, Prof A Morse
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Many tree species show a reproductive strategy known as masting, which is characterised by switching between years of bumper investment in reproduction (“mast years”), and years of low investment.
  Using social media to engage patients and the public in clinical trials
  Dr K Woolfall, Prof I Buchan
Application Deadline: 16 November 2019

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It is estimated that 44 million people in the UK use social media (SM) platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Increasingly, health and social care researchers use SM to recruit patients to studies.
  Determining how ancient human societies and historic climate change have shaped Egypt’s mammalian fauna and its implications for our understanding of the links between people and the environment
  Dr J Bro-Jorgensen, Prof CD Thomas, Dr S Snape
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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We are seeking a PhD student to research how the mammalian fauna of Egypt have been altered by human activities and climate change over the past 10,000yrs, and what this can tell us about interactions between the environment and society and their role in the development of human culture.
  Researching human trafficking policies and programmes in West Africa
  Dr A Balch
Application Deadline: 8 November 2019

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Human trafficking and ‘modern slavery’ have been identified as among the key priorities in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals but there is a lack of high quality, critical research into the production of evidence in this area, and its uptake by policymakers, particularly in low and middle-income countries.
  A Life Course Approach to Understand Clustering of Behavioural Risk Factors for NCDs in United Kingdom
  Dr M Mathur, Prof D Taylor-Robinson
Application Deadline: 9 November 2019

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Non communicable diseases (NCDs) namely, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes and oral diseases are the leading causes of death and disability globally and impose a significant threat to human health and development.
  Ethics, Integrity, Trust and Public Involvement in Big Data Management
  Prof L Frith, Prof I Buchan
Application Deadline: 21 November 2019

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The aim of this project is to explore how we can develop good governance procedures for large, multi-source health data sets, by more thoroughly involving the community and reflecting community values.
  Promoting physical activity for people living with or beyond cancer: Using mixed-methods of health services research (evidence synthesis, qualitative research and a survey).
  Prof N Williams, Dr R Hill
Application Deadline: 1 November 2019

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Background. There are over 2 million people in the UK living with or beyond cancer. The number of people diagnosed is increasing, but the number dying is decreasing, leading to more people surviving after a cancer diagnosis.
  Exploring a natural capital approach in a UK Estuarine Environment
  Dr C Bowe, Dr J Kirby, Dr A Drewitt
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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A fully funded PhD studentship is available at the School of Biological & Environmental Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, supported by the Mersey Gateway Environmental Trust (MGET).
  Improving responses to skin & soft tissues infections among people who inject drugs.
  Prof V D Hope, Dr H R Sumnall
Applications accepted all year round

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Skin & soft tissues infections (SSTIs) among people who inject drugs (PWID) are a substantial health problem.[1] They result from the difficulties in maintaining good injection practice and hygiene in the environments were illicit psychoactive drugs (such as heroin) are typically consumed.
  The use of human enhancement drugs among LGBT people: characterising the extent and nature of use in the UK
  Prof V D Hope, Mr J McVeigh
Applications accepted all year round

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The use of drugs for human enhancement is a diverse and long-standing phenomenon.
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