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Using peripheral blood eosinophil count as a point of care test in primary care to improve asthma outcomes in pre-school children


Project Description

We wish to appoint a PhD student (medical or allied health professional) to perform a study to personalise asthma care using a validated point of care device which measures blood eosinophil count on a blood drop in primary care.
The Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (AUKCAR) http://www.aukcar.ac.uk/ is a virtual centre comprising a network of Universities across the UK, led by the University of Edinburgh. Our vision, aligned with that of Asthma UK, is a world where asthma attacks do not happen. Our research focuses on developing, testing and implementing interventions which have the potential to achieve substantial, sustained reductions in asthma morbidity and mortality.
Our Postgraduate Training Programme https://www.aukcar.ac.uk/what-we-do/postgraduate aims to enrol the most exceptional candidates and nurture them to become the next generation of leaders in world-class applied asthma research. A key feature of these studentships is the opportunity to be part of a UK-wide Centre offering unsurpassed networking opportunities with leading UK applied asthma researchers. Students will be based in a ‘home’ University, but will have at least one supervisor from an AUKCAR partner institution.
The Project
One of two studies are available. Full details are at <https://www.aukcar.ac.uk/what-we-do/postgraduate/vacancies/imperial-2. In summary, both use a point of care device to personalise airway disease management in primary care, (Study 1) in pre-school wheeze and (Study 2) school age children

How To Apply
Please provide a CV, a personal statement detailing your research interests and reasons for applying, degree certificate(s), marks for your degree(s) and the names of two academic references (we will only contact references for successful applicants).
All documents should be in electronic format and sent via e-mail to: Lauren Blake ()

Funding Notes

The awards are available for three years’ full-time study, providing tuition fees (Home/EU rate), stipend (or clinical salary for clinicians) and a small amount of consumables.
For overseas fee-paying students, the fee waived would be at the home/EU rate and successful applicants will need to pay the difference in the tuition fee if assessed as overseas.

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