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Nutrition and Exercise Human Clinical Trial for common older age conditions, including Physical Function, Sarcopenia and Frailty, Dementia, Cognitive Impairment, and cardiovascular disease


   Institute of Life Course and Medical Sciences

   Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Wide range of PhD topics and methodologies are available for those interested in older age health and healthy ageing. We are able to offer multidisciplinary projects for studies with human, animal models, metabolomics, and biology in relation to the advertise title.

Details of project will be decided with candidate given their interest.

PhD aim:

Interplay between muscle, heart, vascular health, and brain function in older people. And how diet, nutrition, supplementation and exercise can improve these nominators.

The PhD work can include following main methodologies:

1-     Design and conduction human intervention

2-     Systematic reviews and meta-analysis.

3-     Data analysis and using large data bases such as the UK Biobank to publish high-quality research articles.

4-     In Vivo and in Vitro experiments

5-     Metabolomics.

Funding note:

This project would be well suited offered to self-funded PhD candidates with a background in epidemiology, health science, metabolic, biology, anatomy, physiology, or data science. You need to be willing with a team. Work A BSc/MSc/MRes in data science or related fields, or a health-related subject is required.

PhD training:

All postgraduate students undertake the PGR Development Programme which aims to enhance their skills for a successful research experience and career. They are required to maintain an online record of their progress and record their personal and professional development throughout their research degree, as well as attending institutional seminars. Particularly, the PhD student will receive training from clinical and academic experts for research methods for in vitro, in vivo, laboratory experiments conducting systematic reviews, data analysis, academic writing, and applying for ethics to conduct clinical trials.

The Institute of Life Course and Medical Science is fully committed to promoting gender equality in all activities. In recruitment we emphasize the supportive nature of the working environment and the flexible family support that the University provides. The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of on-going commitment to ensuring that the Athena SWAN principles are embedded in its activities and strategic initiatives. 

Enquiries to: Dr Masoud Isanejad ()

To apply:  please send your CV and a covering letter to Dr Masoud Isanejad () with a copy to


Funding Notes

Self-funded PhD candidates (from UK, or overseas) would require paying tuition fees, research costs and bench fees for the PhD project.

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