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  Do rural-dwellers experience cancer symptoms differently? A mixed methods PhD project using the USEFUL a community-based cohort assessing prevalence and response to potential cancer symptoms)
  Prof P Murchie, Dr J Allan, Dr R Vieira
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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1. Background to the project. Scottish people living further from key healthcare facilities have less chance of prompt cancer diagnosis and poorer cancer survival than those living closer-by[1].
  Understanding how rural-dwellers respond to potential cancer symptoms: A mixed methods PhD project using a community-based cohort assessing prevalence and response to potential cancer symptoms
  Prof P Murchie, Dr J Allan, Dr R Vieira
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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1. Background to the project. Scottish people living further from key healthcare facilities have less chance of prompt cancer diagnosis and poorer cancer survival than those living closer-by[1].
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Sciences for Medicine - 4 year PhD Studentships

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Recruitment for the next cohort of studentships commencing in September 2020 will open in early 2020.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Sciences for Medicine - 4 year PhD Studentships

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Recruitment for the next cohort of studentships commencing in September 2020 will open in early 2020.
  Characteristics of digital hoarding Behaviours (Ref: SF20/PSY/NEAVE2)
  Prof N Neave
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Rationale and Description* [300 words max].
  Dietary and lifestyle management of gastric reflux and dyspepsia (Ref: SF20/APP/BROWNLEE5)
  Dr I Brownlee
Applications accepted all year round

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Upper gut symptoms like heartburn cause major long-term impact on quality of life and are believed to be caused by the movement of stomach contents back up the oesophagus.
  Dietary fibres and cardiometabolic health (Ref: SF20/APP/BROWNLEE4)
  Dr I Brownlee
Applications accepted all year round

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The term “dietary fibre” refers to a spectrum of indigestible carbohydrates, mainly of plant origin that have been linked to a range of health benefits.
  Evaluating appropriate routes of personalising dietary advice (Ref: SF20/APP/BROWNLEE3)
  Dr I Brownlee
Applications accepted all year round

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Consumer-driven trends are increasing the focus of the food, nutraceutical and health technology industries to “personalise” their offerings.
  Exploring the different ‘types’ of hoarding (Ref: SF20/PSY/NEAVE1)
  Prof N Neave
Applications accepted all year round

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Hoarding Disorder (HD) is when a person accumulates items to such an extent that their living conditions become extremely cluttered.
  It’s not what you see, but what it means to you: Changing perceptions of the environment to impact sedentary behaviour in children (ref: SF20/SER/LING)
  Dr F Ling
Applications accepted all year round

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In the UK, 3 in 5 children are insufficiently physically active, spending on average 6 hours a day engaging in sedentary activities.
  Mechanisms underpinning competition: The science behind winning (Ref: SF20/SER/HETTINGA2)
  Prof F Hettinga
Applications accepted all year round

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Sport is an ideal scenario to explore psychological as well as (neuro) physiological mechanisms underpinning competition. In middle distance and endurance sports such as athletics, rowing, cycling or speed skating, an athlete’s pacing strategy is widely recognized as an essential determinant for performance.
  Microorganisms entombed in Polar ice – assessing the potential emergence of new diseases (Ref: SF20/APP/PEARCE1)
  Prof D Pearce
Applications accepted all year round

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The melting Polar Ice caps and receding glaciers worldwide are resulting in the emergence of microorganisms entombed in the ice for considerable periods of time.
  Ready, Set, Go: Promoting and preserving health and wellbeing in children and adolescents (Ref: SF20/SER/HETTINGA1)
  Prof F Hettinga
Applications accepted all year round

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As part of our Child and Adolescent Research Exchange (CARE) initiative, we offer an extensive range of research opportunities in the field of sports, exercise and health.
  Access All Sports: A mixed methods evaluation of what helps or hinders disabled students to access university sport and how this impacts on their wellbeing. (DeaneKU19SF)
  Dr K Deane, Dr L Beaumont
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Background. Sports activities improve students’ wellbeing, fitness and sense of belonging to the university community and this enhances their resilience to mental-health challenges.
  Artificial Intelligence for the Future of SocietyCities
  Prof W Hall
Application Deadline: 8 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Dame Wendy Hall. Co-supervisor. Professor Pauline Leonard. Project description.
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