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  Combined treatments in knee osteoarthritis

   School of Health and Society

  Prof Richard Jones  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Over recent years, the Centre for Human Movement and Rehabilitation (CHMR) has received extensive investment allowing us to develop world-class research facilities for PhD study. These include three human performance laboratories, a prosthetics and orthotics workshop, markerless motion capture, cutting-edge ultrasound equipment, and access to the new North of England Robotics Innovation Centre (NERIC). CHMR has a strong community of postgraduate research students and is home to the £5.5 million EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics and Orthotics. The Knee Biomechanics and Injury Theme has a PhD project available with a focus on combined treatments in knee osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis is a huge burden around the world and unfortunately has no cure. Therefore, conservative treatments are the primary first stage response to the condition. Guideline recommend multi-modal approaches to the management but there are very limited evidence of studies evaluating the clinical and biomechanical effects of treatments. We are looking for a candidate to develop a body of evidence around the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis from a multi-modal perspective.

We are seeking PhD applicants with a minimum of a 2.1 degree. We encourage candidates from various background to apply, including, physiotherapists, podiatrists, prosthetists, orthotists, engineers, physicists, computer scientists, sports scientists, occupational therapists, exercise and health scientists, psychologists, data scientists, rheumatologists, epidemiologists and health economists.

All students who study for a PhD at Salford benefit from our strong PGR community through peer-to-peer support, alongside dedicated PGR training and seminars. Core training and induction is mandatory for all three years and covers topics such as ethics, IT essentials, communications skills and EDI and wellbeing. The cohort structure encourages peer support and increases PGRs to network with one another to a build community of researchers that can engage with activities that are accessible and inclusive. Details of our student journey and how to apply can be found from our Doctoral School here.

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