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Diabetes remission: Using real world data to assess prevalence and incidence and factors associated with remission, relapse and longer term outcomes

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    Prof L Gray
    Dr C Gillies
    Prof K Khunti
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  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the nation’s largest funder of health and care research and provides the people, facilities and technology that enables research to thrive. NIHR Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs) support applied health and care research that responds to, and meets, the needs of local populations and local health and care systems. The NIHR ARC East Midlands (EM) is one of 15 ARCs across England, part of a £135 million investment by the NIHR to improve the health and care of patients and the public.

The clinical themes ARC EM focuses on include: (i) Building Community Resilience and Enabling Independence; (ii) Mental Health and Wellbeing; (iii) Managing Multimorbidity. There are also three-cutting themes: (i) Translating and Implementing Sustainable Service Improvement; (ii) Ethnicity and Health Inequalities; (iii) Data2Health (Health Data Science).

The Data2Health theme will focus on methodological translation – ensuring that appropriate, innovative and fully evaluated methods are used to inform the design and analysis of ARC EM research studies. It will also ensure maximal use of existing large-scale linked data resources to address important questions for patients, the public and care services, both locally and nationally.

This PhD studentship will undertake a PhD project aligned to the aims of the Data2Health theme. Applicants should select one or more of the following projects when applying. Applicants are encouraged to contact the lead supervisor for more information on the projects.
This project will involve using data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) to undertake extensive analyses related to diabetes remission. This includes: Calculation of prevalence and incidence; Assessment of factors associated with remission, such as weight loss, ethnicity, age and comorbidities; Modeling the longer-term outcomes of people who have achieved remission with those who have not and assess the impact of comorbidities on this; and assessment of the prevalence and the factors associated with relapse.

Entry requirements
Essential: UK Bachelor’s degree with at least 2:1 in a relevant subject (such as Maths or Statistics) or overseas equivalent.

Desirable: MSc Medical Statistics or similar postgraduate degree

University of Leicester English language requirements apply (where applicable).

How to apply
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Funding Notes

Funded by NIHR ARC East Midlands.

This 3 year Studentship provides:

UK/EU tuition fee waiver
Stipend at UKRI rates (£15,285 for 2020/21)

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