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  Ensuring efficient, equitable and sustainable support for people with care needs in ageing societies
  Dr Marcello Morciano, Prof M Sutton
Application Deadline: 14 June 2020

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The PhD will be undertaken within the Economic Sustainability research theme of the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration for Greater Manchester (ARC-GM).
  The Manchester Dementia Prediction Database: Using advanced statistical methods to optimise diagnosis and prognosis for people with degenerative neurological conditions.
  Dr J Thompson, Dr A Woollams, Dr M Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Early diagnosis and accurate prognostic information are key priorities to enable people with neurodegenerative dementia to know what to expect and to enable them to plan effectively for their future needs.
  Range verification in proton beam therapy through prompt gamma-ray imaging
  Dr M Taylor, Prof R Mackay
Applications accepted all year round

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Project description. The beauty of proton therapy over x-ray therapy is that the majority of protons stop within the patient. The problem lies in the fact that we cannot tell, with a great degree of accuracy, exactly where they stop !.
  Suicide prevention in probation: a mixed methods study
  Dr Verity Wainwright, Prof J Shaw, Dr Sandra Flynn
Applications accepted all year round

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Project description. Those involved in the criminal justice system are at increased risk of self-inflicted death. Previous research has largely focused on self-inflicted deaths in prison where both men and women are more likely to die by suicide than their counterparts in the community.
  Bayesian statistical approaches to identification of shared genetic signals
  Dr H Guo, Prof C Berzuini
Applications accepted all year round

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Project description. A number of genes have been found associated with health conditions of interest (e.g. autoimmune disease) from multiple studies.
  The use of high- and low-melanopic lighting to improve cognitive work in healthcare
  Dr D Phipps, Prof C Dickinson
Applications accepted all year round

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Previous research has supported the notion that lighting conditions play a role in determining how well humans work on healthcare tasks.
  Harnessing digital patient-generated health data to improve clinical decisions in people with long-term conditions
  Dr S Van der Veer, Prof D Dowding, Dr Alan Davies
Applications accepted all year round

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One in four people in the UK live with one or more long-term conditions.
  Exploring the epidemiology and care of complex wounds in lower and middle income countries
  Prof N Cullum, Prof J Dumville
Applications accepted all year round

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Complex wounds cannot be closed, for example by sutures, staples or glue, but are left open to heal. These open wounds, which include leg, pressure and foot ulcers, can be painful, at risk of infection and limit people’s health-related quality of life.
  Exploring the epidemiology and care of complex wounds in lower and middle income countries
  Prof J Dumville, Prof N Cullum
Applications accepted all year round

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Complex wounds cannot be closed, for example by sutures, staples or glue, but are left open to heal. These open wounds, which include leg, pressure and foot ulcers, can be painful, at risk of infection and limit people’s health-related quality of life.
  Conversation analysis of health communication
  Dr S Speer
Applications accepted all year round

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Good communication can enhance health outcomes. In order to optimise health communication in different settings it is important to understand what interactional techniques are used, and which techniques work well and less well.
  Development and validation of an observational measure of children’s conversational skills: application to children who have Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder or High-functioning autism spectrum disorder
  Dr C Adams, Dr J Freed
Applications accepted all year round

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Social communication impairments in school-aged children are a fundamental feature of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and are prominent in a type of language disorder called Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder (SPCD).
  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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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.
  Exploring therapeutic alliance for digital mental health
  Dr K Berry, Dr S Bucci
Applications accepted all year round

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It is well established that successful psychological therapies require the development of a therapeutic alliance (TA) between therapist and client based on the negotiation of shared treatment goals.
  Chemotherapy dose-capping due to obesity and its impact on survival
  Prof A Renehan, Dr Jorge Barriuso
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity is associated with risk for several cancer types, including colorectal and breast cancers (1). Obesity also predicts for a poor outcome after cancer treatment.
  Modelling geographical variation in supply and demand influences on the use of health care in England
  Dr Laura Anselmi, Prof M Sutton
Applications accepted all year round

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Understanding the drivers of geographic variation in health care expenditure and utilization is key in identifying needs for health care and planning equitably the distribution of health care supply.
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