Frailty Index algorithms can identify people at risk of becoming frail or losing independence. Identification from either GP or shared care records could permit phenotyping and then signposting people to suitable services such as exercise/activity or dietary interventions to reduce risk of frailty progression.
This studentship will be linked to our work with the Greater Manchester Frailty Reference Group and PPIE to identify how best to move non-medical but effective interventions up the health policy agenda, to facilitate implementation of a signposting to health programme within the emerging landscape of integrated care systems.
Applicants must have obtained or be about to obtain a First or Upper Second class UK honours degree, in a relevant subject, and/or a very good MSc/MPhil/MRes degree from a recognised institution or satisfactory work at postgraduate level (which must include research training) undertaken equivalent to at least one year full-time.
In exceptional circumstances, we may consider an application without both undergraduate and postgraduate degree (for example, those with a First/Distinction and research experience), or with compensatory professional experience.
Some projects on this scheme require candidates to be fluent in a language other than English. Please see the project description for more information..
How To Apply
For information on how to apply for this project, please visit the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health Doctoral Academy website (https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/study/research/apply/). Informal enquiries may be made directly to the primary supervisor.
The programme sits in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work in the School of Health Sciences. There is no requirement for applicants to hold registration in these or any other health and social care professions. Please select ‘PhD Nursing (3 years)’ under academic programme when completing your online application.
Funding will cover tuition fees and stipend only.
This full studentship will only be awarded to exceptional quality candidates, due to the competitive nature of this funding. Please contact the supervisor before making an application.
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