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Public Health & Epidemiology (older people) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Big data approach to systematically investigate adverse drug reactions in older people
  Dr P Nishtala
Application Deadline: 8 December 2019

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for a PhD position under the supervision of Dr Prasad Nishtala https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/prasad-nishtala and Professor Neil McHugh https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/neil-mchugh.
  Use of inertial sensors for fall prediction in older people
  Dr A Shaheen, Dr A Cocks
Applications accepted all year round

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Falls in older people are a common cause of morbidity, mortality and loss of function. The physiological changes to the motor and sensory functions caused by ageing combined with the presence of other age-related diseases put this population at a high risk of falling.
  Social network assessment tools: valuing and measuring their place in health and social care research with older people (WhittyJ-PolandFU19SF)
  Prof J Whitty, Prof Fiona Poland
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Crossing health and social science disciplines this PhD will critically evaluate the utility of a social network tool within current modes of social connectedness, exploring whether the quality and obligated nature of the social connection matters and the use of social network tools within health economic evaluations.
  Evaluating services for older adults with multimorbidity across health and social care
  Dr D Davis
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Project Description. Health for older people exists on a wide continuum of functional states, from active and independent to frail and in institutional care.
  Using interpersonal touch as a means to improve carer and patient relationship
  Research Group: Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group
  Dr C Jansson-Boyd, Dr D Antoniotti de Vasconcelos e Sa, Dr J Aspell
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/applied-social-and-health-psychology.
  Developing a sensory processing measure for people with dementia
  Prof C Surr, Dr SJ Smith
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Sensory processing changes, such as heightened sensitivity to touch, are common in dementia and they, alongside over or under-stimulation, are thought to contribute to increased distress and care interactions that staff may find difficult to support effectively.
  Understanding the health behaviour behind GP help-seeking with potential cancer symptoms.
  Prof P Murchie, Dr D Powell, Dr R Vieira
Applications accepted all year round

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  Investigating the incidence of falls and relationship to motor ability in autistic adults
  Dr E Gowen, Dr E Stanmore, Dr E Poliakoff
Applications accepted all year round

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Autism is a life-long developmental condition that affects how a person communicates and interacts with people. In addition to these social symptoms, >70% of autistic individuals show signs of altered motor control such as less accurate eye-hand coordination, unstable balance and abnormal gait patterns.
  Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities
  Dr M McCarthy
Application Deadline: 9 December 2019

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The Tizard Centre is one of the leading academic groups concerned with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work alongside academics renowned nationally and internationally for their contributions to the field.
  Co-morbidity in people living with and beyond cancer
  Prof S Taylor, Dr D Ullah, Prof C Chelala
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Around 2.5 million people in the UK are currently living with and beyond cancer (sometimes referred to as “cancer survivors”) and this number will rise to 4 million by 2020.
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