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Medical / Clinical Science (older people) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Big data approach to systematically investigate adverse drug reactions in older people
  Dr P Nishtala
Application Deadline: 8 December 2019

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for a PhD position under the supervision of Dr Prasad Nishtala https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/prasad-nishtala and Professor Neil McHugh https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/neil-mchugh.
  Use of inertial sensors for fall prediction in older people
  Dr A Shaheen, Dr A Cocks
Applications accepted all year round

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Falls in older people are a common cause of morbidity, mortality and loss of function. The physiological changes to the motor and sensory functions caused by ageing combined with the presence of other age-related diseases put this population at a high risk of falling.
  Evaluating services for older adults with multimorbidity across health and social care
  Dr D Davis
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Project Description. Health for older people exists on a wide continuum of functional states, from active and independent to frail and in institutional care.
  Understanding the health behaviour behind GP help-seeking with potential cancer symptoms.
  Prof P Murchie, Dr D Powell, Dr R Vieira
Applications accepted all year round

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  Investigating the incidence of falls and relationship to motor ability in autistic adults
  Dr E Gowen, Dr E Stanmore, Dr E Poliakoff
Applications accepted all year round

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Autism is a life-long developmental condition that affects how a person communicates and interacts with people. In addition to these social symptoms, >70% of autistic individuals show signs of altered motor control such as less accurate eye-hand coordination, unstable balance and abnormal gait patterns.
  Skills for Active Independent Living- Preventing frailty progression. (FoxCU19SF)
  Dr C Fox, Dr J Cross
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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Frailty, a multidimensional syndrome, needs holistic assessment and intervention. A systematic review showed combined exercise, nutrition and cognitive training has cumulative impacts on frailty and is potentially cost-effective.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Combining senolytic treatment with exercise to prevent the development of sarcopenia
  Dr S Miwa, Prof A McArdle, Prof T von Zglinicki
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Muscle loss with ageing (sarcopenia) is a major contributor to frailty and loss of independency in older people. Exercise intervention can improve muscle function, but is not able to prevent age-associated muscle loss.
  Medicines as Emotional Objects: Multimorbidity and Polypharmacy in Socio-Historical Perspective
  Prof D Swinglehurst, Prof T Dixon
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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This 3-year PhD project is funded through the QMUL Life Sciences Initiative and is a collaboration between the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health and the Centre for the History of Emotions.
  Adapting and testing the feasibility of an enhanced community-based rehabilitation programme following hip fracture for people with dementia or cognitive impairment
  Prof N Williams
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Proximal femoral fracture (commonly referred to as hip fracture) is a major health problem in the frail elderly [1], and 42% have cognitive impairment [2].
  Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities
  Dr M McCarthy
Application Deadline: 9 December 2019

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The Tizard Centre is one of the leading academic groups concerned with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work alongside academics renowned nationally and internationally for their contributions to the field.
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