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  Epidemiology and outcomes of psoriatric arthritis
  Dr G Jones, Prof G Macfarlane, Dr R Hollick
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) presents a unique clinical challenge. Characterised by inflammatory joint disease, enthesitis, skin and nail disease, it is also associated with vascular risk and increased likelihood of metabolic syndrome.
  Expanding the Evidence Base Through Inter-Sectoral Partnerships for Action on Health Equity
  Dr L D'Ambruoso, Prof I Theodossiou, Prof P Abbott
Applications accepted all year round

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Described as the single most critical development failure of the past 30 years, the majority of births, deaths and causes of death in Africa and Asia are never recorded.
  What can pregnancy tell us about maternal behaviour? A neurohormonal investigation
  Research Group: Brain and Cognition Research Group
  Dr J Aspell, Dr F Cardini
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Brain and Cognition Research Group - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/brain-and-cognition.
  Education of health and care staff on LGBT issues using behaviour-change techniques.
  Prof C Meads, Dr D McDermott
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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A recent community survey of 3000 UK health and social care staff (Unhealthy Attitudes Survey; Stonewall 2015) found that 25% of patient- or client-facing staff had heard colleagues make negative remarks about sexual orientation and 20% had heard negative remarks about gender identity.
  Investigating the neural dynamics of the therapeutic process in addiction treatment - emotions, craving and state dependent recall.
  Prof J Fachner, Dr C Maidhof, Dr F Panin
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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Music therapy (MT) is a successful treatment for various illnesses, including addiction. Studies report positive effects of Music-based and MT interventions, but results are inconclusive.
  Investigating fatigue and the response to exercise training in clinical population with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)
  Dr H Kubis
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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PhD Studentship/Junior Technician. Applications are invited for a six year, 50% FTE part time PhD studentship/50% FTE part time Junior Technician post funded by the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences at Bangor University.
  Budding yeast as a model for sudden cardiac death
  Dr T Hoefken
Applications accepted all year round

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Sudden unexpected cardiac death is responsible for about half of all heart disease deaths. It is an unexpected death caused by a change in heart rhythm.
  Central Nervous system Gene therapy to treat obesity Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS). Analysis of the BBS brain development
  Dr V Hernandez
Applications accepted all year round

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Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a debilitating, often life-limiting heritable multisystem disorder caused by dysfunction of non-motile cilia (ciliopathy).
  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).
  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.
  Peer Specialist in Suicide Prevention in Emergency Departments
  Assoc Prof A Welch, Dr S Hopkinson
Applications accepted all year round

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The emergence of peer specialist in suicide prevention is an emerging area of investigation. Evidence of contemporary practice approaches to working with individuals who are contemplating taking their own life or who have made an attempt on their life suggests, in the main, to be unsuccessful.
  The Evaluation of the Nurse Navigator Role in Queensland
  Assoc Prof C Harvey, Dr A Baldwin, Prof J Judd
Applications accepted all year round

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This project evaluates the effectiveness and sustainability of the nurse navigator model being trialled by Queensland Health, and the Health Navigator's model, implemented in Hawke’s Bay (New Zealand).
  A Cross-Cultural Exploration into Caring for Someone with Cancer: A Qualitative Study in Scotland
  Ms J Young, Dr C Gray Brunton
Applications accepted all year round

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Cancer is a multifaceted diagnosis that is bound up in a range of factors that will affect an individual’s lived experience of this disease.
  Cardiac rehabilitation for cancer patients with heart failure
  Dr S Dawkes, Prof A Campbell
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a fundamental component of care for people with heart disease (BACPR, 2017). Traditionally, CR has been offered to patients after heart attack and cardiac surgery but patients are becoming more complex and have many conditions rather than just one thing wrong with their heart.
  Constructing mobile dating apps: How do heterosexual adults understand, create meaning and make use of this modern phenomenon?
  Dr D Whiteley, Dr C Gray Brunton, Dr S Brown
Applications accepted all year round

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Online platforms for initiating sexual and romantic relationships have become a significant feature of the dating scene over the last decade.
  Exploration and development of self-management strategies for people with intellectual disabilities who have asthma.
  Dr Lisa O'Leary, Dr N Ring, Dr N Roberts
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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Respiratory disorders are one of the leading causes of death in people with intellectual disabilities (PWID) (O’Leary et al., 2018).
  Changes to prescribing – evaluation of likely impacts on the aquatic environment and AMR potential
  Dr K Helwig, Dr C Hunter, Dr J Spencer
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-019. After consumption, pharmaceutical residues are excreted by patients, not fully removed in wastewater treatment works, and thus enter the aquatic environment, where they pose a risk to aquatic organisms through chronic exposure.
  MedReach: Online Continuing Professional Development for Critical Care Nurses in LMICs
  Dr B Young, Dr G Cassidy
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-028. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) supports nurses to maintain and enhance confidence in theory and practice, build networks of support and develop and maintain efficacy of professional competencies/skills.
  Biomechanical risk factors in ulcerated and non-ulcerated high risk patients with diabetes
  Prof J Woodburn, Dr J Hurst, Dr D Wilson
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19017. The Scottish Diabetes Group Risk Stratification (or traffic light) system can classify patients at high risk even without ulcer history.
  Compromised Optic Nerve Head Perfusion and Cerebral Oxygenation in Glaucoma
  Dr L Cameron, Dr U Shahani, Dr A Logan
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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REF SHLS-20008 Cameron. Glaucoma is a progressive optic neuropathy and one of the most common causes of visual impairment in ageing adults, where poor vascular perfusion in the eye is thought to be a causative factor .1,2,3.
  Computer games to support arm rehabilitation after stroke
  Dr K Thomson, Dr D Knox, Prof F van Wijck
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19012. Stroke is one of the most common causes of disability across the world. Up to 80% of acute stroke patients experience loss of arm function, including loss of strength, coordination and manual dexterity, which can make daily activities such as self-care and food preparation difficult.
  Developing an intervention to maximise nurse antibiotic prescribing for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTI)
  Dr L Price, Dr V Ness, Dr K McAloney-Kocaman
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19026. Antimicrobial resistance is a public health priority with human, financial and social costs.
  Development, validation and interpretation of the rheumatoid arthritis foot disease activity index for routine clinical practice in rheumatology
  Dr G Hendry, Prof M Steultjens, Dr S Smith
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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REF SHLS-20005 Hendry. Inflammatory arthritis (synovitis) commonly affects the foot and ankle in rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
  Exploring experiences of reproductive coercion within the context of domestic abuse
  Dr K Lorimer
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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Ref. SHLS20001 Lorimer. Reproductive coercion is behaviour that affects women’s autonomous decision-making, with regard to their reproductive health.
  Measuring Visual Sensitivity to Emotional Facial Expressions in Health and Disease
  Dr A Logan, Dr U Shahani, Prof G Loffler
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19031. Humans tend to leak emotion through facial expressions. A brief glimpse of a face is often sufficient to determine that an individual is feeling happy, sad, angry or surprised.
  Multimorbidity in people with musculoskeletal disorders
  Dr G Hendry, Prof M Steultjens, Dr S Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19015. Multimorbidity is a major national health priority. This is due to its high and rising prevalence, the complexity of care need, and demands on patients and practitioners for seeking and delivering care.
  The costs of managing incontinence in Scotland
  Prof J Booth, Prof H Mason, Prof S Hagen
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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REF SHLS-20009 Booth. Urinary incontinence is common, currently affecting up to one third of all adults and is a growing problem.
  WRDTP ESRC PhD Studentships 2020/21

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 . WRDTP ESRC PhD STUDENTSHIPS 2020/21.
  Improving the delivery of healthcare in general practice
  Prof D Mazza, Dr S Chakraborty
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Job No. 591748. Location. Notting Hill. Employment Type. Full-time. Duration. 3 year fixed-term appointment. Remuneration. $27,872 AUD per annum full-time rate (tax-free).
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