Postgrad LIVE! Study Fairs

Birmingham | Edinburgh | Liverpool | Sheffield | Southampton | Bristol

University of Birmingham Featured PhD Programmes
University of Sussex Featured PhD Programmes
University of Portsmouth Featured PhD Programmes
University of Edinburgh Featured PhD Programmes
Birkbeck, University of London Featured PhD Programmes

Reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases: which interventions are more effective and equitable?


Project Description

Background
Our research group researches the impact of a wide range of population level preventative policies (such as pricing and taxation policies for foods, tobacco and alcohol; regulation to restrict unhealthy products) on non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory diseases and cancer. We need further evidence to take into account additional complexities created in a population as it ages, such as an increased risk of having more than one long-term illness at the same time (multi-morbidity) and functional decline. What are the impacts of these factors on health, equity and economic outcomes?
The project
Building on our successful development of our previous work in LilaC on the equity of cardiovascular prevention, and on our more recent work on the IMPACT NCD modelling and city level microsimulation (BMJ 2016;353:i2793, NIHR funded project; WORKHORSE https://goo.gl/Q4kWuK), this PhD studentship will be involved in research to
A) Extend the model to explicitly model multi-morbidity and functional decline; and
B) Develop a methodology to co-produce scenario analysis with stakeholders and the public
C) Explore the best combination of interventions at structural and individual level that results in reduction in the health, economic and equity burden of NCDs.

The focus on multi-morbidity and functional decline will enable the explorations of impact on the provision of public services at the local level, such as social care budgets, impact on productivity at city level and on the NHS acute and hospital services.
The student will benefit from training on innovative simulation methodologies, advanced data analysis and datasets, access to high performance computer facilities and the group’s extensive experience in developing models suitable for policy decision making. Further, our extensive service links and local, national, and international policy stakeholder networks (PHE, Liverpool CVD prevention group, Liverpool City Council, British Heart Foundation, American Heart Association) will support the student to develop policy relevant research.

Funding and affiliation. This is a fully funded studentship, including tuition fees, an annual tax-free stipend of £14,777 ( index-linked) and contribution towards research and training costs. It is linked to the Liverpool and Lancaster Universities Collaboration for Public Health Research (LiLaC), part of the national School for Public Health Research (SPHR). Applications are invited from individuals with a strong academic record who wish to develop a career in public health research. Also look out for the three further studentships that LiLaC is advertising currently on inequalities in health.

To apply send the following documents to Professor Dame Margaret Whitehead at
A copy of your current CV,
A supporting statement, explaining what your interest in a particular project is and what you bring to that project,
Contact details for two academic referees.
PLEASE QUOTE THE PROJECT NUMBER AND TITLE WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION.


Funding Notes

This is a fully funded studentship, including tuition fees, an annual tax-free stipend of £14,777 ( index-linked) and contribution towards research and training costs. It is linked to the Liverpool and Lancaster Universities Collaboration for Public Health Research (LiLaC), which is part of the National Institute for Health Research School for Public Health Research (SPHR). Three other fully-funded studentships are being advertised by LiLaC at the same time, on different aspects of inequalities in health. All PhD studentships appointed by LiLaC will have access to development and support opportunities through the NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre and Academy

Email Now

Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.

Your enquiry has been emailed successfully





FindAPhD. Copyright 2005-2018
All rights reserved.